How do you cut a Suntuf roof?

Asked By: Liming Spanholtz | Last Updated: 17th January, 2020
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Suntuf sheets may be cut with either a circular saw (using a very fine blade, e.g. Irwin Marathon PVC blade.) or a fine bladed jig saw. For best results it is often better to cut a few sheets at a time to reduce vibration.

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Correspondingly, how do you cut plastic roofing?

Attach a carbide saw blade to a circular saw or multipurpose cutting tool. Cut along the straight line you drew on the roofing sheet. Smooth the cut edge, using an emery cloth. Repeat these steps for each corrugated plastic roofing sheet you need to cut.

Secondly, how long does corrugated plastic roofing last? In comparison to an ordinary roof covered with asphalt shingles, a corrugated metal roof can last up to three times as long as asphalt, or 25 to 60 years.

Besides, is PVC roofing any good?

A: PVC on a low- or no-slope roof has a relatively long lifespan. This membrane product comes in different colors and thicknesses with different projected lifespans. Overall, I feel it is a great option but a bit on the spendy side (roughly double the expense of a torchdown roof).

What do you use to cut corrugated plastic?

You can cut corrugated plastic roofing with a circular saw and a carbide blade, but you must secure it well before cutting. The vibrations of the saw make it wobble, and the wobbling can bind the saw or force it off the cut line.

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What is the best clear roofing material?

Polycarbonate is a strong thermoplastic material that is lightweight and can withstand extremely low and high temperatures. This durable and practical roofing material is perfect for conservatories, patios, and deck areas, but it's not practical to cover the entire roof of a house.

How do you install polycarbonate roofing?

Install the first sheet screwing along the 'lower (gutter) purlin' from the outside (Barge side) towards the middle of the structure. Screw every other corrugation along the bottom purlin. Install the sheets without stress – that is; don't pull, tension or twist the sheets.

How do you cut PVC sheets?

PVC is easy to cut and saw. You can cut sheets up to 5 mm thick with Stanley knives (box cutters). As well as the necessary protective equipment, use a steel rule to cut straight. Move the knife along the cutting line in three steps; it is better to cut lightly a few times than firmly at once.

Is Suntuf better than Laserlite?

Polycarbonate Colours: Light = Heat
For example, Suntuf has a SolarSmart range and Laserlite have a 3000 range. These types of sheets help to skew the amount of light available without letting as much heat through. They are able to reflect more of the heat.

Can you put a roof on a pergola?


A pergola can stand alone or be attached to a building. Pergolas are good outdoor structures, but because of the lattice roof, they offer little cover from rain, sunlight and other weather elements. Adding a roof to a pergola is doable without too much difficulty.

What is the lifespan of a polycarbonate roof?

The average lifespan is between 10 to 15 years. One of the major issues with a polycarbonate roof is the lack of proper thermal insulation. Conservatories with this type of roof often get far too cold in the winter, and too hot in the summer.

Can you walk on polycarbonate roofing?

If you read the installation instructions from any polycarbonate sheet manufacturer, you will see that they tell you never to walk on polycarbonate sheets. I have seen the reasoning for this explained in several different ways. 1) The sheets are slippery and you may fall. 2) You may scratch the sheets.

What is the difference between Laserlite 2000 and 3000?

What are the differences between Laserlite 2000 & 3000? Laserlite 3000 provides heat reduction properties and has microscopic aluminium particles throughout the sheet that reflect the warming effect of the suns rays from the sheet whilst still letting light through. Laserlite 2000 does not have this feature.

How much should a corrugated roof overlap?

How do I overlap my corrugated metal sheet roofing? It depends on if you mean side to side or end to end. If side to side, at least 1 ridge. If end to end, overlap 3-6 inches.

Does polycarbonate roofing block UV?


Installing polycarbonate roofing can give you peace of mind and still allow you to enjoy the summer sun. Polycarbonate is a thermoplastic polymer that lets sunlight through but blocks out UV rays. It's also virtually unbreakable.

What is the difference between Suntuf and Palruf?

1. Palruf which is sold at Home Depot among other places and the Tuftex Seacoaster panel, currently sold at Lowes, are both round profiles but the closure strips are not interchangeable as the Palruf is a 3 inch corrugation and the Seacoaster is a 2 1/2 inch corrugation.

How do you drill polycarbonate roofing?

For drilling acrylic sheet and polycarbonate sheet, you need a drill bit with a sharp point, generally at a 60° angle. The back relief angle of the cutting edge ensures that the drill bit designed for plastic shaves slivers of material rather carving away large chips that could propagate cracks.

How many screws are in a polycarbonate sheet?

As a rule of thumb you will need 7 screws per lineal metre of sheeting. Silicones are generally not recommended for Polycarbonate sheeting. Talk to us about flashing options.

What is purlin tape?

Purlin tape is used to prevent noise from expansion and contraction of polycarbonate sheets. Install on rafters or anywhere that roof sheets come into contact with your structure.

What is a purlin in a roof?


Purlin Roof Structure. Civil Engineering & Design. In architecture or structural engineering or building, a purlin (or purline) is a horizontal structural member in a roof. Purlins support the loads from the roof deck or sheathing and are supported by the principal rafters and/or the building walls, steel beams etc.

What is the overlap on corrugated sheets?

Overlap details are the shorter unfinished sides of the sheets which help prevent capillary action drawing water in through the overlaps. Please be aware that you can overlap sheets by additional corrugations if you need to reduce cover width rather than cut sheets down the full length.

How do you seal the ends of polycarbonate sheets?

End closure should be used at the lower ends of the roof sheets (nearest to the gutter). Available for 10mm, 16mm and 25mm polycarbonate sheet. Ens closure should be sealed on to the polycarbonate sheets using a low modulus neutral cure silicone (such as the Soudal LMN silicone available from ourselves).