One must have noticed vertical columns and horizontal beams at construction sites; this framework has been in practise for a long time with wooden beams. The development of technology led to metal purlin beams replacing wooden beams. Purlin beams are crucial because they provide stability and longevity in a building. Purlins are beams on which the roofing sheets or wall cladding sheets are laid.
Purlin beams are useful in PEB construction as roofing systems. These are also used in wall applications to improve the aesthetics and durability of the structures and can be customised to suit the specific requirements of the projects. They are available in various sizes, thicknesses, profiles, and finishes.
One of the main advantages of Purlin beams is that they can withstand different weather conditions, such as heavy rains, strong winds, and high temperatures; this is why they are the ideal option for structures both residential and commercial.
Purlin beams are light in weight and easy to handle and install. They also have excellent resistance to corrosion, pests, and fire. These characteristics make them a popular choice for PEB construction and other construction projects like warehouses, industrial buildings, and residential buildings.
Steel purlins are available in various types, such as:
C-shaped purlins: These are ideal supporting systems for beams and are essential for metal roofing sheets. C-purlins are so-called because they are in the shape of the letter C. Installation is simple, as it does not require cutting or drilling. The C-purlins are also easy to handle.
Z-Purlin: The versatility and light weight make them the preferred choice for agriculture and industrial properties.
Sigma purlins: C-shaped purlins with a slight bend in the central part are known as Sigma purlins. They are employed for door mounting, parapet rails, side rails, window trimming, and roof clipping.
Purlin sheets are an essential component of modern building construction, providing strength, protection, and aesthetic value. Their versatility and durability make them a preferred choice for architects, builders, and property owners.