Installing Translucent Plastic Corrugated Roof Panels
Courtesy the Kemlite Company
We thank Kemlite for allowing us to reprint these installation instructions for their Sequentia Corrugated Roof Panels. These versatile plastic panels make excellent roofs for greenhouses and decks, allowing filtered light through but keeping the elements at bay! This is a fine do-it-yourself project for anyone with good carpentry skills!
If you have considered a project using plastic panels as protective roofing, this article will give you a good feel for the simple carpentry skills needed to work with these unique products. Remember that your local building code may have restrictions on the use of these panels so check before starting your project. Enjoy!
Please read all instructions before beginning installation!
These guidelines are provided in good faith to help prevent installation problems caused by common errors. Kemlite Company, Inc. bears no responsibility for installation actions taken or not taken.
There are many nuances of installation that Kemlite Company, Inc. assumes are general construction knowledge to an experienced installer; such nuances are not included in these instructions. Rather, these installation guidelines are strictly recommendations are not intended to serve as a step-by-step, foolproof installation checklist. Selection of an experienced installer is the sole responsibility of the project owner and architect.
If you have any questions about installation techniques for your particular project, please call 800-238-6874 or 731-764-2153 and ask for an Office Sales Representative.
PLEASE NOTE: WHEN CUTTING OR DRILLING FRP
(Fiberglas-reinforced) PANELS, ALWAYS WEAR
Skin irritation due to glass fibers may be avoided by applying a barrier cream to exposed skin areas prior to working with corrugated panels.
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR CORRUGATED PANELS
Corrugated panels are translucent laminates consisting of a uniform mat of high strength glass fibers imbedded in organic resin. The resin matrix cures under heat to a solid material which is lightweight, strong, and shatter-resistant; with excellent light diffusion characteristics. Colors are compounded into the resin before cure, thus making the colors as integral part of the composite material.
(1) Building a Patio Cover
No special tools or skills are needed. Just keep in mind common dimension lumber and standard size panels when laying out your design.
(2) Building A Greenhouse
Find a spot that will give your greenhouse maximum sunshine.
Have water handy for sprinkling plants. Plan to
Some additional considerations for this project...
General Information About Corrugated Panels...
Panels install easily with ordinary tools and may be drilled, sawed, punched, or nailed without damage. The material is durable, rot-proof, waterproof, and is not harmed by ordinary cleaning solutions. Sequentia Corrugated panels that are reinforced with gloss fibers (FRP, fiberglass reinforced panels) will expand and contract up to three times less than PVC and polycarbonate panels which provides for a more stable product in both hot and cold conditions. Panels install much like corrugated metal and provide the added benefit of light transmission.
POLYCARBONATE (POLY 300) PANELS:
Polycarbonate panels contain a translucent UV resistant film on only one side of each panel. Each polycarbonate panel is imprinted with the following: “THIS SIDE OUT”. The side of the panel with this information should be installed toward the sun or exterior of the structure it is being used on. The other side of the panel has little UV resistance and will be damaged by the harmful rays of the sun. Polycarbonate panels are not recommended as exterior privacy walls (which are installed vertically vs. horizontally) because both sides of the panel can receive direct exposure to the sun hence, damaging the panel.
MAXIMUM RECOMMENDED SPANS:
The following date is based upon uniform loading of corrugated panels
fastened as recommended and with a safety factor of 2.5.
1. Table is based on section properties or actual load tests (available upon
RECOMMENDED OVERLAP: (2.67" x 9/16") Overlaps shown will provide best protection against leakage and air infiltration. Vinyl lap seal and/or mastic must also be used to achieve effective seal on side-laps and end-laps.
MINIMUM BEND RADIUS: (2.67" x 9/16") Flexing the panel to the point of buckling can cause fracture and rapid deterioration at the fracture point. Install at ambient temperatures not below 60 degrees F.
TYPICAL FASTENERS include weatherproof nails or wood screws with Neoprene washers, self-tapping screws and grommet type fasteners. Fastener selection is dependent upon type of corrugation and understructure material. Panels should be pre-drilled a minimum of 1/16" larger than fastener diameter.
WOOD PURLINS & GIRTS:
These instructions are intended as guidelines for proper installation procedures. In the use of tools, fasteners, sealants, and adhesives, follow manufacturer's recommended procedures.
USE APPROPRIATE SAFETY EQUIPMENT such as safety glasses and filter masks when cutting or drilling. DO NOT WALK ON PANELS. Observe simple fire precautions. Similar to wood of equal thickness, fiberglass panels can be flash-ignited at approximately 700 degrees F.
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