Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 12
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Retired Great product
Initially covered a screened porch and was very happy. Continued over a deck that covered the entire rear of the house. Product is durable and has received several large limb hits and is dented but still waterproof. Provides rain protection but lets us see birds and other wildlife. Shade makes a difference in the temperature of that side of the house and provides UV protection. Could not be more satisfied and will use it again on a storage shed next up on the to do list.
August 16, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Great for making a greenhouse
I made a 16' X 16" greenhouse roof in a alcove on my house and it works very nicely. The only negative point I find is the wood corrogated supports they supply rot out from moisture after a couple years. Other than that it makes a great roofing and holds a good load of snow. I followed thier guidelines for building and support and it has worked well. My greenhouse has been up for 4 years now.
January 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Yigal Looks good, last long
I bought 16 panels in 2006 for my back yard pergola. Installation was easy but you need to make sure you don't over tighten the screws. Now, 7 years later it still looks great. No problems at all. Naturally, it collects dust so I just washed it with a hose. I'm buying more for another pergola I'm building.
May 28, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by A40 Good product but needs side trim
The panels are more durable than fiberglass. The horizontal closure strips work well. For those who experienced cracking, I'm wondering if they a) pre-drilled and b) used a larger bit than the screws. That allows the panels some flexibility to handle weather and shifting in the structure. The company offers side flashing where a shed roof abuts a wall on the side, but it doesn't offer finish trim for exposed sides. If you are trying to seal out the weather, you'll have a gap between purlins. I read that someone bought side wall abutting flashing at $14+ per 4' section and attached it upside down. I didn't want to spend $80 on parts that wouldn't look right, and this was intended to be a nice looking shade patio. My solution was as follows: I cut a whole corrugation off the side of the first panel, so it began with a flat section instead of a raised one. I planned the other side of the roof to also end with a flat section. I cut the corresponding chunks off the start of the closure strips. The result is I could seal off the edges with 1x2 trim. That conceals the ends of the closure strips and purlins, for a more finished look. The panel will sit flat on the trim and you can apply a bead of clear caulk if desired. Otherwise, have fun trying to seal the openings. Also noticed people had problems getting off labels...I didn't experience that. Take care not to scratch.
July 15, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by builder junk
fiberglass performs way better .. Cracked broke in no time... Cheaper product more price. Thats the way it works .. :(
October 14, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by chaturk2 Easy Install
Easy to install. Make sure to measure properly. You need to mark out 24 inch by 24 inch. Comes only in 8 ft and 12 ft panels, no 10's. Calculate out 1 panel for every 2 ft.horizontal 1/2 box screws (1 inch for vertical walls or 2 inch for horizontal roofs) for each panel. 1 package of horizontal runners (use for roof, not needed for walls) for each panel. My store didn't carry the vertical runners. They actually are not needed but a 1x2 also works for this. I used the 1x2 for the last side end. Panels are difficult to cut with normal scissors but manufacturer recommended cutting 3 panels (gripped together to prevent vibration) at a time with a saw. Leave a 3 inch over hang on ends. I dry fitted my first 2 panels as the cost is a bit high to accidentally cut too short. I used tin snips which worked well. Make sure to place your cut ends to the back (mine up under eves, to hide the cut. The runners pared down easily with the tin snips too. Be careful installing screws. Make sure they are perpendicular and do not over tighten. If panels become dimpled you over tightened it. Install screws on the ridge for roofs and valleys for walls. Do not install these on a windy day. Anything over 8 miles per hour is a bit windy. You can place boards on top of them to help hold them down till they have been fastened. Once installation is complete and you are sure all your screws are in, caulk where the panels meet other structures. Also check periodically after the first few rains for leaks and caulk those. You can caulk where each panel meets but so far I haven't found this necessary. I found only 2 small leaks. 1 where this roof met an existing one and 1 where I accidentally over tightened a screw. I installed the solar gray, matches existing roof and creates shade without blocking light. I do hear some sound when it rains and I am nearby but not really much louder than that. The sound of rain hitting my air conditioner is louder. FYI these do not come with instructions but you should be able to see the PDF on the item page I also checked manufacturers site.
October 18, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by LDCATTLE WORST PURCHASE EVER
PUT THIS STUFF ON THE ROOF OF MY DECK. IT CRACKED A SPLIT WITHIN A FEW MONTHS. SLIGHTEST WIND CAUSES IT TO SPLIT AT SCREW HOLES. REPLACED ENTIRE ROOF METAL WITHIN 2 YEARS.
March 12, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by mtarallo Cracked with normal use
Using the appropriate roofing screws and little pressure, I secured the panels to the top of my fixture. Within days I noticed some leaks in certain areas. Upon inspection I noticed the panels had cracked in multiple areas.
August 27, 2013