Profiled PVC for industrial and agricultural roofing and exterior cladding applications

DURASHIELD Industrial is among the most trusted solutions for demanding industrial applications, such as chemical plants and storage, mines, ports, factories, warehouses, and more. The profiled PVC panels feature superior chemical, fire, and impact resistance, delivering an extremely durable and long-lasting roofing solution that won’t corrode like conventional roofing materials.

As a lightweight opaque roofing material that’s easy to install and maintain, DURASHIELD Industrial’s host of benefits make it an obvious choice for architects, builders, and engineers. In addition to being chemical resistant, DURASHIELD is flexible and non-corrosive, and offers superior insulation for a controlled environment.


DURASHIELD roofing gives you all the benefits of PVC: durability, chemical resistance and UV protection.


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DURASHIELD Cow Shed Roofing, Israel


See how DURASHIELD is ideal for industrial and agricultural roofing and exterior cladding applications.
  • Piggery, Paraguay

    DURASHIELD white opaque 2.2mm was used for this project to withstand the long-term exposure to the gasses that are typical in livestock environments.

  • Ashdod Port, Middle East

    DURASHIELD white opaque 3mm was used as it is non-corrosive and resistant to salty environments. SUNTUF panels were integrated into the roof to allow natural daylight

  • Hay Barn, Middle East

    PALRUF white opaque 3mm corrugated PVC sheets was used and will be virtually maintenance free for over a decade, making it economical for the long-term.

  • Pig Breeding Farm, USA

    DURASHIELD withstands long-term exposure to gasses typical of livestock environments. This makes it economical for the long-term.

  • Gabby Mine, Chile

    DURASHIELD white opaque 2mm sheets were used as they are well-suited to this corrosive environment and offer excellent chemical resistance.

  • Mineral Storage, Australia

    DURASHIELD white opaque 2.5mm provides a long-term roofing solution to withstand phosphate and other minerals produced at the plant.


Published by the National Poultry Technology Center, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA

During colder weather, poultry growers should turn their attention to issues that can increase heating costs and hurt bird performance by allowing cold air infiltration and heat leakage. Published in 2014, this newsletter from the National Poultry Technology Center (NPTC) at Auburn University addresses metal sidewall issues that can cause problems such as this. The newsletter includes a PALRUF/AG-TUF solution that NPTC began long-term tests on in 2011 that proved to be effective in field trials.

Poultry house sidewalls have been undergoing a transformation from large drop-down curtains to solid, fully sealed and insulated walls. This has dramatically improved environmental control and reduced heating costs. However, severe air leakage caused by corrosion of exterior metal along the lower sidewall at ground level makes it much more challenging to keep birds comfortable at a reasonable fuel cost. Further, holes provide entry points for rodents and other pests.


Agricultural environments such as barns, pigpens, hen houses, dairies, and stables can present hygienic and cleaning challenges for any roofing or cladding material. Gases such as ammonia and hydrogen are common in livestock feeding or housing environments, and they are the source of quick and widespread rust and corrosion for metal roofs and partitions. This corrosion results in high maintenance and replacement costs. DURASHIELD profiled PVC roof panels and cladding sheets offer a corrosion-free and chemical-resistant alternative that provides farmers with years of low cost, low maintenance and greater hygiene.

Industrial environments such as mining and chemical processing plants create dust and ash that, when combined with mist, rain, and perhaps even saltwater, coat the roofing with a layer that is highly corrosive to metals. But not in the case of DURASHIELD profiled PVC sheets. These solutions are virtually maintenance free as they can endure a wide variety of gases and chemicals for the life of the panel—and under the harshest conditions.

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Show FAQs
How do I reduce the heat build-up coming from the façade into the building?

In order to reduce heat build-up through the façade, Palram strongly recommends the use of its tinted SolarSmart™ panels. SolarSmart™ tints can be implemented in all Palram polycarbonate products. For more information, reference the Palram SolarSmart™ technology page.

Is DURASHIELD resistant to UV radiation?

Yes, DURASHIELD corrugated PVC is resistant to UV.

Is DURASHIELD resistant to animal residue?

All of Palram’s animal covering & cladding solutions are resistant to animal residues, detergents, and other chemicals, and come with a 10+ year warranty.

Do Palram’s animal covering and cladding solutions have thermal insulation properties?

All of Palram’s animal covering & cladding solutions have superior thermal insulation properties compared to metal coverings.

Is it OK to walk over DURASHIELD roofing sheets, during or after installation?

No. If it can’t be avoided during installation, use stepping ladders, platforms or crawling boards to prevent walking directly over DURASHIELD roofing sheets.

My building inspector says I need the fire certification for DURASHIELD. Can you provide this information?

Yes. We can provide test reports and other such documents. Please contact your Palram dealer if you require this data.

When roofing with DURASHIELD corrugated panels, where should I fix the screws – valley or crest points?

Crest fixing is preferred.

When roofing with DURASHIELD corrugated panels, where should I start to install?

You can choose to install left to right, or right to left. It is recommended to always advance against the dominant wind direction at the site. Never start at both sides, or at any two separate points.

Can I install corrugated PVC and polycarbonate sheets horizontally for siding?

Yes. Make sure you start installing from the bottom up so the overlaps will not let the water in.

What are the common applications of corrugated PVC sheets?

The common applications of corrugated PVC sheets are buildings that require opaque coverings and/or are located in highly-corrosive environments such as chemical plants, coastlines, cowsheds, and dairies.

When should I use PVC corrugated sheets versus polycarbonate corrugated sheets?

PVC corrugated sheets are mainly used for opaque roofing and siding of industrial buildings in highly-corrosive environments such as port warehouses, cowsheds, and dairies. Polycarbonate corrugated sheets are mainly used as roofing or siding where natural daylight illumination is needed.