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  • Wrapping roof profile cladding

  • Darren Beddow

    Member
    August 31, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    Afternoon ladies and gents. Has anyone here ever wrapped roof profile cladding? You know the sort of stuff corrugated box section stuff. if so are there any tricks i should know before attempting it. The size is 45m x 3m so its huge, any input would be greatly appreciated.

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    August 31, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    Hi Darren, are you fitting cut vinyl graphics or digital print?

  • Darren Beddow

    Member
    August 31, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    Hey Robert, thanks for the reply. It’ll be wrapped a single colour for the entire 45m with cut vinyl graphics applied later

  • Chris Wilson

    Member
    August 31, 2020 at 8:14 pm

    Be interested to see what others say. It’s making me more grey looking at it.

    I would of thought 2-3 days or work. Going to have to unscrew sections, but not a full panel. My first thought was vertical joins on the most upright part, but that would be the most noticeable part. Part of me is thinking working bottom up, as the water flows that way and saves it running down a join.

    But then there’s birds to contender with, landing on the roof and sliding down it.

    If the customers wanting it wrapped as paint is to expensive I’d be putting in a high quote. More prep work required for us and also I’d be a wary as to how long it would last. Can’t imagine bird droppings, mixed in with water on an area that’s never cleaned will do any wrap very good after a few years. Plus I would of thought a roof takes more of beating from the sun than a vehicle any day.

  • Colin Crabb

    Member
    September 1, 2020 at 7:55 am

    Box profile roofing sheets also have a textured finish….

  • Phill Fenton

    Member
    September 1, 2020 at 7:57 am

    I’m working on something similar right now. I have been at it for seven years and it’s almost finished. But next week I will be going back to the beginning to start all over again. The bridges owner got me to wrap it because (as everyone knows) wrapping is cheaper than paint. The hardest bit is dealing with the Seagulls, but you soon get used to it

    • Robert Lambie

      Administrator
      September 1, 2020 at 11:01 pm

      It is looking well, Phill. which vinyl did you use and did you have issues post-heating around those pesky rivets? Face With Raised Eyebrow

  • Darren Beddow

    Member
    September 1, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    Rofl Thanks for the input Phill…greatly appreciated. I made them aware that wrapping something that size was a lot more expensive than paint but thats what they are adament they want it wrapped. I put in a reasonably high quote because i wasnt over keen on doing it…and they accepted it. I’ve spoken to them today and it would seem that what the roofing profile is actually being used as a wall and not a roof..all under cover. Exploding Head

    • Phill Fenton

      Member
      September 1, 2020 at 10:42 pm

      Yeah – whateverRolling Eyes

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    September 1, 2020 at 11:15 pm

    @Darren-Beddow

    wrapping the whole roof a single colour? Face With Raised Eyebrow

    Personally, I think the quickest way is to measure the width of the base of the recess, and cut vinyl stips and fit those first.

    Then lay large panels of vinyl and apply these across all the high-ground raised sections. fit it, slit it down the middle and just apply/lay the vinyl down into the recess relaxed, with no tension.

    Factory cladding like this has a grain texture in the plastic coating. this acts in the way air release vinyl works. by that I mean, bubble-free! so the install doesn’t require a bubble-free vinyl and the application should be easy enough.

    the best way to do this is to also remove the tech screws in the areas your fitting. as soon as the vinyl applied. just screw them back in using a cordless drill. very quick and easy.

    You will need a “tech bit” for your cordless gun. check the tech screw sizes also, some are larger coloured plastic/nylon ones, but most are plastic caps on the tech that you can easily remove.

    no matter what vinyl you use, the big issue you will get causing fails is you need to clean the roof properly prior to the installation. it would be best soap and water and then rinse it down. let it dry properly. then while you install it. give the area just ahead of you a good wipe with isopropanol as you work your way along applying it.

    a heat gun blasting it behind you after its installed will help promote adhesion.

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