SUNTUF® BEEHIVE
HIGH IMPACT ROOFING

High Performance Polycarbonate Roofing Sheet with a Prismatic Surface

A high-performance impact resistant polycarbonate roofing sheet engineered for professional and residential projects.

SUNTUF Beehive generates diffused light with reduced glare for enhanced comfort.
Hail resistant polycarbonate that combines superior strength and durability.

An excellent choice for DIY skylights, carport roofing, and other home improvement projects. Add modern aesthetics and style to your roofing project while extending its lifespan!

Benefits

SUNTUF Beehive is a high-performance DIY roofing sheet ideal for residential and commercial roofing projects.

Lightweight & easy
to install

Hail & impact
resistant

Improved absorption
of rain noise

Superior strength
& durability

Balance shade
& daylight

Protects against
UV radiation

SUNTUF Beehive pergola roofing.

Applications

SUNTUF Beehive is an ideal roofing solution for home & outdoor
  • Polycarbonate Covered Walkway

  • Swimming Pool Roof Cover

  • Illuminated Reception Desk

  • Durable Patio Roofing

  • Clear Patio Sheeting

  • DIY Skylight Roofing

Colour Swatch

Choose from the SUNTUF Beehive range translucent and transparent colours
  • Clear

    90% light transmission

  • Grey

    20% light transmission

  • Solar Ice

    20% light transmission

Videos

Learn how to install SUNTUF Beehive Polycarbonate Roofing Sheets like a Pro!
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    SUNTUF Beehive How to DIY

    Hail resistant, UV protected & cool daylight for all-day comfort. Upgrade your garden canopy today!

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  • How to calculate roof pitch

    Make sure your SUNTUF Beehive roof slope allows proper drainage

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  • How to cut SUNTUF Beehive

    You can tailor and trim on-site. For quality, professional results, follow these guidelines.

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Project Materials Calculator

Estimate the materials required for a basic patio structure using our corrugated products. Simply fill in a few fields with the appropriate dimensions – we’ll calculate the results.

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FAQ

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How do I curve the polycarbonate to follow the façade curve?
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All Palram polycarbonate products can be cold bent onsite during installation, subject to a minimum radius. The radius varies based on the chosen product. For flat sheets such as PALSUN & SUNLITE, the rule-of-thumb for the minimum radius is the thickness multiplied by 200. Please check the Palram catalog for more detailed specifications.

What is the minimum allowed bending radius of polycarbonate?
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The minimum allowed bending radius of the polycarbonate is 200 times the thickness of the sheet, for example, a 2 mm sheet has a minimum 400 mm bending radius.

How do I install corrugated polycarbonate sheets as a skylight?
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Corrugated polycarbonate sheets are installed as a homogeneous part of the metal roof. For more information, please review Palram’s installation instructions for the desired profile.

Why do I have to pre-drill fastener holes in roofing with corrugated panels?
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Pre-drilling the holes ensures that the panels have room to expand and contract properly with temperature changes. Skipping this step can lead to distorted, warped or cracked panels.

If polycarbonate sheets block UV radiation, why is there a “UV-side” that faces outwards?
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Polycarbonate sheets block UV radiation by absorbing it. This absorption mechanism can cause degradation to the material, and to prevent this from happening, the sheet is coated with a special material.

For this reason, it is recommended that the sheets are installed with the marked UV protective layer facing outward. Moreover, most of the sheets are only protected on the side that is clearly marked as such.

Can the percentage of light transmission be controlled? I need a lot of light but I need it to be diffused.
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Palram offers various LT% parameters – from 0% to 90%. In addition, we offer a color called a “diffuser” that allows 85% of the light in while diffusing it by 100%. The result is a light-transmitting panel that is not transparent but is highly translucent.

Can corrugated sheets be curved?
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Yes. Corrugated sheets can be cold-curved to create arched shapes. It’s important to follow the relevant Palram specifications for minimum radius in cold-curving, which can be found in the Installation Instructions of the relevant sheets. In addition, corrugated sheets should be arched so that the corrugations themselves are curved lengthwise.

Will polycarbonate light transmittance deteriorate over time?
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PALRAM’s polycarbonate products are shielded with a UV protection layer that guards against photodegradation, yellowing, and brittleness. This protects the sheets from the harmful impact of UV radiation and helps to maintain light transmittance and quality for many years. Our products come with a 10-year warranty against loss of light transmittance. Upon special request, we can provide an enforced UV protection layer with a longer warranty.

Can I retrofit my old glass house with polycarbonate sheets?
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Yes, Palram’s MetalMatch technology enables us to create a covering that will fit any existing structure without requiring any additions.

How do I design the secondary steel support spacings for roofing/siding?
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Palram created specific loading tables for each product. Please visit our website and download the specific catalog.

How do I clean the polycarbonate?
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  • Never use abrasive or high alkaline cleaners on any Palram polycarbonate products.
  • Do not leave cleaners on Palram polycarbonate for extended periods of time. Rinse immediately with cold, clean water.
  • Do not apply cleaners in direct sunlight.
  • Never use sharp objects, squeegees or razors on polycarbonate.
  • Do not clean with gasoline.
  • Always practice safety first and never step directly on a polycarbonate panel.
  • Always test cleaners in a small inconspicuous area prior to cleaning the entire panel to ensure against adverse results.
  • Avoid allowing the pressure washer spray tip to come too close to the panel. Pressure washers often have enough pressure at the spray tip to penetrate or tear the panel.
  • Avoid dry cleaning as sand and dust particles clinging to the exterior of the panels may scratch the surface.
How do I determine the color, Light Transmission (LT) and haze properties of polycarbonate?
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This decision depends on the application – some of the colors are transparent and some are translucent. If a see-through material is needed, then haze should be smaller than 1% and the LT% should be based on the illumination design. If a translucent effect is needed, then the haze should be 100% and the LT% based on the chosen color.