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Industrial Corrugated Metal Fabrication

It’s no secret that corrugated metal is a favorite material among industrial developers and builders. And while creative projects pop up all the time utilizing this versatile material for home renovations and residential applications, the vast majority of our clientele are using this product for heavy duty industrial use.

Working with large scale industrial clients means we’ve gotten very good at a few things. For one – we build our corrugated metal panels to exacting specifications. Panels put to use in factories and power plants often have minimal tolerances for error, so we create every panel using top-pf-the-line equipment to achieve maximum accuracy and consistency. Industrial clients also tend to put in extra-large orders. This means we’re capable of putting out massive quantities of custom fabricated sheet metal with minimal lead times, so we can get our product built, sipped, and delivered on time, every time.

Cooling Tower Cladding and Louver Blades

A popular application of our unique 4.2 inch corrugated panel is for Cooling tower cladding, which can be fabricated in lengths of 6 to 30 feet. Available in a variety of gauges and in galvanized aluminum and stainless steel, this product is the standard for a variety of heavy duty applications.

We also fabricate various sizes of louver blades often at a fraction of the cost of other suppliers. Blades come in 10.5 inch and 21 inch sizes.

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When you buy throug us, you’re getting factory direct service and factory direct prices. Fewer middlemen means faster delivery, a more direct communication with builders, and the best prices anywhere. For the latest prices on our various products, call us today at 732.367.6333. Our representatives will be able to get your order started in no time.

Popular 4.2 Corrugated Metal Applications

One of the most common applications of our 4.2 corrugated metal is as a replacement for old transite panels. These were common in cooling towers, paper mills, and other various industrial plants throughout the US. Today, as many industrial areas are being re-purposed for commercial and residential uses, builders and developers seek out a replacement that will still provide a rugged look and feel, while avoiding the health issues surrounding transite.

The image above demonstrates transite panels being used in a more residential setting – a less common but still widespread application of the material. The pattern of 4.2 corrugated is identical to these old panels, meaning you achieve the same look and fit.

As the only producer of 4.2 corrugated sheet metal in the United States, we provide custom orders of all sizes for any application necessary. Our unique roll-forming machines are capable of producing huge quantities of the panel, meaning we can cater to any client, from the largest contractors to the at-home do-it-yourself enthusiasts.

Call Today for Pricing

For the most up-to-date pricing on our 4.2 corrugated panels, or any of our corrugated sheet metal products, call us at 732-367-6333 or fill out our contact form here.

Corrugated Barn Roof

If you’ve ever earned your living on a farm, you know the meaning of a hard day’s work. Whther you were raising horses, harvesting crops, tending to livestock, or pitching in anywhere you were needed, you probably had to deal with early mornings, long days, and tough labor – all needing to be done in rain or shine, on holidays, weekends, and anything else the calendar could throw your way.

That need for rugged work applies to more than just the individuals chipping in. Equipment and materials also need to stand up to the roughest weather, massive strains, and all-day every day support. That’s why corrugated metal is such a popular choice for agricultural structures all across the world.

Not only can corrugated metal panels hold up against wind and sun and rain and ice, but they can hold up against the tests of time, meaning minimal maintenance year in and year out – that’s one less chore on an already rugged workload.

Compared to wood, fiberglass, and other common building materials, corrugated metal also delivers tremendous value considering how long it remains fully functional. The cost savings of building a corrugated steel or aluminum barn are tremendous.

Metal Finishes for Agricultural Structures

The finish you choose to build with can have a huge impact on the functionality and lifespan of your structures. Galvalume is a tremendously popular option as its aluminum and zinc coating provides long-lasting protection against corrosion, even in high-ammonia environments like those housing livestock waste.

At Creative Building Supply, we custom manufacture a number of high quality options for metal siding, roofing, and floor decking. From classic wavy patterns, to easy-to-install Stand N Seam patterns, our experts can build custom orders for any sized project with minimal lead times and at factory-direct prices.

Corrugated metal is quickly becoming the standard material for a wide variety of agrigultural needs, from the smallest operations all the way up to the most industrialized sites, farmers, ranchers, and growers everywhere are discovering the durability, longevity, and cost-effectiveness of these materials.

If you’re interested in building with corrugated metal, call our experts today to discuss your options and learn about pricing, delivery methods, and more.

There are many ways to decorate a bedroom. It can be as challenging as it is exciting.
Most people don’t think of using corrugated sheet metal to enhance the look of a room, but we are hear to tell how amazing and simple to turn a boring sleeping area into a the bedroom of your dreams.

Bed Frame

One of the most important features of the bedroom is the bed frame itself. A great bed frame should look bold but simple, it should blend perfectly with the rest of room’s aesthetic. Corrugated sheet metal is a great way to make achieve that criteria. As you can see from the bed frame pictured, the corrugated sheet metal looks great, especially as an accent to the wooden paneling.


A closet says a lot about you, so it’s important it looks good. While an ordinary closet does the job, taking a more creative approach can change the look of entire room for the better. Corrugated metal is a fantastic way to accent any closet that adds a unique and clean look. This closet displays a warmness with the wood paneling exterior and interior which excellently contrasts the modern look of the corrugated sheet metal door lining.

Window Awning

If you are looking to take your room additions to the next level you can use corrugated sheet metal to improve the functionality of your bedroom. This awning adds a unique and sleek look while adding extra sun cover, with or without window blinds.

Truth About Using Corrugated Metal Panels for Indoor Accent Walls & Ceilings.

There is a stigma around Corrugated Metal Panels. Many believe that sheet metal can only be used for outside construction and design. We are here to tell you that corrugated metal is the ultimate interior design material, allowing the user to furnish their home or office in myriad of different ways. Sheet metal can make a space feel rustic, luxurious, and even homely. Corrugated metal paneling does not rust, does not to be painted or. In this Idea Book we will be discussing the visual aesthetics of corrugated metal wall accents and ceilings.
This is a perfect example of how corrugated metal makes a room pop. This particular interior design is chaotic with the adjacent wall of newspapers yet comfortable with the dark wood flooring and and leather sofa. The metal wall accent balances the two out giving the room a rustic but cozy feel.
This room is great example corrugated metal wall accents in a personal space, a bedroom. The industrial look works great with the window cut out in the corner bringing in natural sunlight with the great addition to an already relaxed and warmly lit room, with the light reflecting off each bend in the paneling diffusing throughout the room. Since it is one piece of corrugated metal paneling, installation is not a wallet breaker and you’ll save costs on periodic maintenance.
A great aspect of corrugated metal ceilings is that you can customize it in many different ways. This owner decided to be extremely creative and display connected small cut metal panels, all laid out in different configurations and styles. This ceiling really enhances the look of the entire room, blending perfectly with the lights and walls.

Let Us Show You How DIY Corrugated Metal Showers Look & Function Wonderfully

We’ve written about really interesting builds you can create with corrugated metal panels, and these DYI (do it yourself) showers are a great example of function and sleek modern design blending together. Whether you want to create an outdoor shower or enhance the aesthetic of the ones in your home, corrugated metal is easy to work with and integrate seamlessly with any environment. Check out a few of these shower designs and discover new ways to improve your home with rugged corrugated metal panels.


If you have the space around your home, we highly recommend this full shower, all built from corrugated metal panels. This DYI is perfect for a home in a warmer climate or located at the beach, or if you just want to show of your metal working skills. It’s completely functional, with the water being supplied the house or you can purchase a easy-to-install shower kit.


This Project blends the traditional bathroom interior with the modern clean design of the corrugated metal panels. The panels laid out in a vertical orientation displays an almost waterfall like effect. This builder also decided to extend the sleek metal styling to the bathroom mirror, enhancing the look of the whole room.


This build takes interior design to the next level by creating an entire shower out the corrugated metal panels with leopard print flooring. The project is functional and looks futuristic to contrast the traditional bathroom environment.

Corrugated metal’s resistance to the elements and it’s maintenance free properties, along with being more durable than canvas, cheaper than wood make it an ideal choice for any build or hobby project. If you are Interested in building your own corrugated shower? Give the experts at CBS a call and discover how corrugated metal panels can save you money, save you time, and achieve results that are truly unique to your space.

We’ve highlighted corrugated metal’s abilities as but structural and decorative applications. One of the things we love to see is when it’s applied to both purposes. When you’re building or adding to your patio, consider corrugated metal panels as both sturdy, maintenance-free building materials and distinguished visual accents. Need some inspiration? Check out a few of these patio additions and discover how some creative builders have put rugged corrugated panels to use in beautiful ways.

Corrugated Metal Outdoor Kitchen


Corrugated panels make for a gorgeous outdoor kitchen that’s resistant to the heat coming off the grill as well as to the weather beating down. The awning will hold up against sun, ice, rain, and snow, and the backdrop will be easy to clean off when grease and soot make their way onto it. This build features wooden accenting and clean lines that make for a clean, traditional look. More modern color combinations or rustic finishes would completely change the aesthetics while maintaining the same functionality.

Corrugated Metal Patio Bar


This is a larger project than the relatively small outdoor kitchen setup above. This structure also combines wood and corrugated metal to achieve a similar style, and equally practical functionality. If you consider the cost of an equal area of wood, this bar saved hundreds of dollars by utilizing cost-effective corrugated panels, while still maintaining a strength and minimizing maintenance. No need to stain and seal this bar, though it will take a coat of paint if you so choose.

Corrugated Metal Patio Awning


Once again, corrugated metal’s resistance to the elements is put on display here. The material is far more durable than canvas, cheaper than wood, and will keep the patio below bone dry even in the heaviest rains. Once again, the visual element of the material has been leveraged to achieve a unique style that still manages to match the surrounding decor.

Interested in building an add-on to your patio? Give the experts at CBS a call and discover how corrugated metal panels can save you money, save you time, and achieve results that are truly unique to your space.


Take a look at the rugged, reliable, and extremely precise technology that roll forms sheets of raw materials into corrugated patterns. We’re able to work with a variety of gauges, substrates, and corrugation patterns easily and efficiently with these machines.

Machines like this allow us to roll out panel after panel with spot-on results, keeping prices down and ensuring precise results. Flat panels go in, corrugated panels come out, and we’re able to easily adjust lengths, substrates, and gauges to create the ideal product for a variety of applications.

The Result

14 GA Cor-Ten Panels

The Classic Wavy corrugated metal pattern, ideal for roofing, siding, or decorative applications. A variety of other patterns, including sharp angles can also be achieved using our high-tech equipment.

If you’re looking to bring a unique look to your next renovation project, consider corrugated metal panels as an option for adding either a rustic, or even a modern accent to the design. We’ve talked before about Corrugated Metal for Interior Use and one of the things that stuck out to us as we researched projects was the use of metal panels on mantels and fireplaces.


The painted finish and vertical orientation of this fireplace achieves a sort of half modern, half rustic feel.Try and imagine a different material – traditional stone or brick – and you’d wind up with a totally different space. The corrugated panel blends in with the existing decor while standing out as a wholly unique accent.


This example is a little more bold, but it still fits well in the context of the minimalist, angular design surrounding it. The metal finish pops out against the natural wood and white paint without being loud or overly bold.


This fireplace blends the traditional natural stone look with wood beams and corrugated metal panels for a distinctive result that fits perfectly with the log cabin theme of the surrounding space.

The Benefits of Corrugated Metal

Corrugated metal is more than just a utilitarian material fit only for industrial uses. With the right eye and a creative approach, even the smallest metal accents can bring tremendous character to a room that other materials simply could not replicate. Best of all, the material is cheap, lightweight, and easy to work with.

Interested in using corrugated metal in your next project? Give us a call with some dimensions, the type of application, and a few details, and we’ll provide you with a quote for the best corrugated substrates, gauges, and finishes for your needs.

How Corrugated Metal Is Great For Ultra-Compact Home Building.

The Tiny House movement has been gaining traction in recent years as people from all walks of life look to downsize their footprint and go for a more minimalist approach to life. We’re still not quite sure if a tiny house is right for our lifestyle, but one thing is for sure: building a tiny house looks like a great challenge and a fun project!
Of course, the first time we heard of these new, ultra-compact homes, we knew that corrugated sheet metal would be a perfect material for siding, roofing, decoration, and more. The light wieght and high load tolerance means you can build a sturdy, long-lasting structure with minimal supplies, saving room in the budget for amenities like running water and electricity!
Many of the same concepts we discussed in our corrugated metal sheds post apply here but with the added dimension of livability, comfort, and even more efficient use of space.
After some searching, it looks like we’re not the first ones to think of this versatile product in this context. A few sheets can get you pretty far, while a bit of carpentry skill, creative planning for small spaces, and an experienced electrician can turn a basic shelter into a comfy home.


This incredible Tiny House, featured on, features corrugated and metal exterior and is built on a 16’ trailer. The setup features a kitchen, eating nook, and sleeping quarters and call be pulled behind the owner’s truck!


This Tiny House was actually featured on the World Architecture Network, and is part of a project that develops low-cost housing in the aftermath of natural disasters. It’s easy to believe that engineers and architects landed on corrugated metal when they were working on this initiative. The affordable material is incredibly functional, easy to work with, and offers consistent performance with minimal maintenance.

Of all the creative uses for corrugated metal we’ve seen, tiny houses seem to embody the full spectrum of the materials’ advantages.