SUNTUF Residential Pergola
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SUNTUF® PROFILED POLYCARBONATE SHEET

Make the most of your outdoor spaces year round!

Are your home’s outdoor spaces equipped for the full range of weather conditions? If not, you’re missing a great opportunity to enjoy your outdoor spaces year round. Whether you're looking for a beautiful covered patio, a storage shed for organizing your garden equipment, or even a chicken coop to provide fresh eggs to your family each day, SUNTUF is a great choice to bring your outdoor spaces to life. SUNTUF is lightweight, super-tough and easy-to-cut and drill using basic woodworking tools. It also has built in 99.99% UV protection, so the panel itself is protected – and so is everything else under it. Use it to cover just about any type of outdoor structure to increase your outdoor living area, storage space or shelter.

SolarSmart SUNTUF Pergola

SolarSmart SUNTUF Pergola

SUNTUF BH- Profiled Beehive embossed polycarbonate sheets

These high impact profiled premium sheets, intend for DIY and professional roofing projects, combine modern aesthetics and style with higher durability rating than standard polycarbonate sheets.
Palram has created a selection of shades and colors, all of which produce 100% diffused light with reduced glare for improved comfort and usability.
SUNTUF BH with the beehive embossed underside surface adds an aesthetic appearance in roofing applications, and is especially durable for long-term construction.
Recommended for use in areas that are subjected to extreme heat or, alternatively, hail and other extreme weather conditions.
Particularly resistant to heavy loads and impact.

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SUNTUF BH- Profiled Beehive embossed polycarbonate sheets

CLARITY OR COLOR? OR PERHAPS A LITTLE OF BOTH?

With three standard colors and five specialty colors, Palram has created a selection that will allow you to pick the right combination of light transmission, diffusion, and color for your outdoor spaces. SUNTUF is available in standard colors such as clear, opal white and solar gray, and specialty colors.

COLOR SWATCHES

TAKES WHATEVER MOTHER NATURE (OR YOUR KID) THROWS AT IT

SUNTUF easily withstands snow, ice and temperatures ranging from -40° to 248° F (-40° to 120° C). And with up to 20 times more impact resistance than fiberglass, it offers the best hail protection available in transparent or translucent products. But Mother Nature is gentle compared to kids playing around the house! See how well SUNTUF holds up to garden rocks, golf balls, and baseballs in this video.

TAKES WHATEVER MOTHER NATURE (OR YOUR KID) THROWS AT IT

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

How do I specify the required thickness of the polycarbonate glazing material?
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The recommended thickness of the polycarbonate glazing material is based on factors such as wind & snow load, panel size, and boundary conditions. Visit the Palram website for access to calculators that can help you determine the recommended thickness.

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

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 profiled polycarbonate sheets as a skylight?
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Profiled 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 profiled 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.

Can profiled sheets be curved?
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Yes. profiled 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.

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.

Can I install profiled PVC and polycarbonate sheets horizontally for siding?
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Yes. Make sure you start installing from the bottom up so the overlaps will not let the water in.

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.

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

What are the benefits of using polycarbonate standing-seam system over standard polycarbonate sheets?
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The main benefit of the standing-seam system is that unlike standard sheets, it is sold together with all installation accessories. This system also provides superior water tightness and is easier and faster to install.

What is the meaning of Shading Coefficient (SC)?
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Shading coefficient (SC) is a parameter that compares transparent and translucent materials with clear 3 mm glass with 87% LT ׂ(light transmission). The lower the value, the more convenient it is to stay under the material on warm, sunny days. In architectural projects, the SC should usually be between 0.3 to 0.5.

When should I specify a matte surface finish for the polycarbonate?
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A matte surface finish is good if you want to avoid glare within your surroundings.

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.

Where should I use profiled versus multiwall polycarbonate covering?
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SUNTUF Plus profiled polycarbonate sheets provide the best light transmittance and UV light resistance, with exceptional load-bearing and impact-resistance properties. SUNLITE Plus multiwall PC sheets provide the best thermal insulation. In locations where you would prefer thermal insulation to light transmission, you should use SUNLITE Plus multiwall PC sheets.

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.