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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Roader Outstanding
Replaced 40-year-old fiberglass panels with these polycarbonate panels about eight years ago on a rental property. The fiberglass worked fine but it's almost opaque...I needed transparent panels because the cover is on the east; otherwise it's too gloomy in the winter. Installed with neoprene gasketed self-drilling screws.
They still look new after eight years of intense mile-high-altitude sunshine, three feet snowfalls, and 1/2" hail.
Perfection! IMHO the square corrugation profile is appropriate in an urban area. Much more acceptable than the old fashioned curved profile.
September 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by handydandy Just what I needed for my re-purposed greenhouse!
After searching for the perfect roof for my re-purposed greenhouse that I made out of old windows, fence boards and tin I found these clear panels to be just what I needed. Being an older woman with limited carpentry skills I found the panels amazingly easy to work with. They were very easy to cut with tin snips and I was able to install them onto the roof by myself. They are very lightweight. If I hadn't gone and had to get stitches in my finger from using an old jigsaw (I should have purchased a new from Home Depot!) I would have had a finished product to show you. Oh well, I'll send more photos later :}
December 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WileyCoyote Made a durable greenhouse enclosure
I bought 7 of these to construct a greenhouse enclosure for our tomatoes on the south side of our house in early October 2012. Other materials used were 2 x 2 redwood, Suntuf wood closure strips and Woodtite 2 inch fasteners. A box of exterior wood screws were also used in constructing the redwood frame. Utility hinges were also used so the panels could be opened up for access. This project turned out great and my gardening neighbors are envious! The panel material is easy to work with and very strong. In fact, I bent a piece that I had trimmed off in half and I couldn't break it. I made sure that all panels were well supported, so I put in supports every 24 inches. This made for a lightweight, very sturdy panel when completed. Use the closure strips every 24 inches as well - make sure you pick out ones with as few knots as possible, as they will break otherwise. I put the fasteners on every other ridge of the panel, so they were spaced about 6 inches apart. I may do a similar project for our raised garden beds in the spring. Oh, make sure your enclosure is easily taken down, as you'll need to during the warmer months, or your plants will cook.
November 22, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by orlake Survives Snow Loads
I installed a number of the Suntuf clear panels in the summer of 2005 to cover my front and rear decks. Some people say they break easily, but mine have survived many feet of wet snow on them every winter. I think the secret to a good installation is to use fir strips every two feet and use the rubber washer on the metal roofing screws to hold them down. I live in serious snow country so over built everything under it to make sure it could handle the snow loads.
August 2, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Methanogenesis 4 years of seasonal success with Suntuf
Every Christmas I screen in our patio with Suntuf panels to provide a dining room for our holiday family dinners. This material works stupendously. It nails, drills and cuts smooth (Cut with a fine tooth radial blade through masking tape). It's very UV resistant as long as you face the correct side out toward the sun. (I have 12 panels that have been my patio cover for over 10 years. I can still crawl on them without any problem with cracking. Those who have problems may have picked up materials that got mixed in from the next rack up at Home Depot... clear PVC is worthless for UV resistance.) I leave the "room" up until high February winds blow out the panels; they undergo wind flexing and flight, etc. with no damage... I would leave the room up year round, except my wife says it looks "trailer trashy". Which I really have no problem with. The material seems pricey compared to the alternatives. But it's been totally worth it for constructability. And I'm a cheapskate. Used gasketed nails to prevent roof leaks.
December 15, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by porky I highly recomend this product
I use this product on all of my greenhouses.I have 4 greenhouses. I live in Alaska and it handles the cold and snow just fine.
December 31, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by chickenmama So easy to work with
This was my first building project (shed) and the product was very easy to handle and cut. It was simple to install after reviewing the manufacturer's website for tips and survived a devastating hurricane with no damage or issues. I like having a "skylight" with no leaks or special skills needed. I live in the northeast and so far it has handled snow just fine, too.
December 20, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bobby Installed Correctly = Great Product
This product requires special instructions for installing. Many consumers fail to read install instructions and blame the panels for failure. If properly installed, these are incredible panels, tough and durable, nice look to them too.
November 19, 2012