I agree with most of the other reviews on the low quality of these panels. They were in the sun while I was installing them and they got cloudy and lost their wavy structure. The edges curled up. One missed hammer and they break. Like others, now I have to replace the entire roof one more time. The purchase was my mistake. I did not even notice that these are not Polycarbonate that I have had on my house for 25 years with no issues. These are made of PVC and completely wrong for the application. Shame on manufacturer and Home Depot for selling this garbage. I don't care about the cost. The work that is involved in removing these and reinstalling new panels is what hurts the most.
Dropped one piece off my 10 foot high pergola and it shattered on grass. I did not listen to further reviews and purchased because it was cheep, turned out to be a waste of money! After a week in the sun it became very very brittle (NC winter sun). A frisbee landed on it and it cracked the roof, tried to get it off with a stick and a ladder resulted in, 1) writing this review, 2) getting the polycarbonate stuff. I'm not sure what you would use this stuff for, Home Depot needs to discontinue this product. In the store it seems very durable and flexible, do not buy this product! This was a $200 donation to Home Depot....can I say it again, do not buy this product!
Spend the extra money so you don't have to do what I now have to do. Replace the panels with poly carbonate. The price is $13ish for pvc and $20ish for polycarbonate. I guess I thought it only need to stay in place but something hit it one of the panels and a big chunk came out. Under this hot houston sun, the pvc is very brittle and merely pressing up with my fingers will crack it. Considering the work I did to install it, it would have been smart to put panel that last much longer.
Bought the white panels to use for a roof cover for my horse. After 6 years in the calif sun and weather it is still doing its job. My only con is I have had to use spray foam because small gaps between the overlayed sheets allowed rain to drip in to the stall. Building a chicken coop and plan to use the same panels since they worked so well
Bought two sheets today. noticed broken corners when I got to the register. That should have been a clue. Got them on discount because of the damage. Did a test cut with my trim saw. Shattered. Flipped the blade. Shattered. Tried some tin snips. Edge cut ok so I continued on. Get through a couple waves and it cracks. This stuff is impossible to cut.
I would say mostly all of these reviewers, good and bad, have installed these incorrectly. The f...
May 08, 2019
I would say mostly all of these reviewers, good and bad, have installed these incorrectly. The failures are comical when you see the pics! This is plastic folks! It needs proper backing and support and the proper screws to fasten them down....screws can be found at Home D too with the rubber washers. backing can be furring strips every 2' from the peek down Bridging the rafters. I would have to draw a picture to explain... I used these on a 10x12 shed and they survived a rare NY tornado that left us without power for over a week and without internet for close to a month...yes it was bad. Trees were down everywhere and branches hit this roof. Worst damage was a 1x2 inch hole. It survived heavy snow fall and sub zero temps too...very strong if installed properly.
Bought these in the 8' length for a chicken coop. They will all be returned, minus the one that s...
November 28, 2016
Bought these in the 8' length for a chicken coop. They will all be returned, minus the one that shattered. Material has absolutely no strength and was an incredible waste of time, money and gas to buy and return. The kicker is that there is a strip on the panel that says to install according to instructions, however there are no instructions. Lesson learned.
These panels would probably work great indoors. Outdoors they sunburn, warp, and break. They didn't even last a year before having black burn streaks, looked like clear swiss cheese, and curled up on the edges.
I purchased these panels to cover most of my chicken's run. (Yes, they are spoiled chickens.) Th...
March 12, 2019
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I purchased these panels to cover most of my chicken's run. (Yes, they are spoiled chickens.) They were easy and quick to install. I had some trouble cutting them with a tin snips. They cracked and chipped as they are pretty brittle when cold. I had much better luck cutting them with a saber-saw and abrasive blade. I pre-drilled each hole before screwing them down to prevent cracking. I added a dab of RTV to each screw to make sure they didn't leak. Be careful when laying them out to keep the edges even. It is easy to get them screwed down too tight and it adds a tiny bit to the width. The errors accumulate as you work your way across the roof. Chickens are warm and dry now.