Polycarbonate Install Components: Please note that no quality greenhouse, sunroom or skylight mfg. offers polycarbonate install components. Unlike the polycarbonate sheet, these items are not properly designed to protect against UV. No warranty is extended. These items will yellow and get brittle. Polycarbonate install components are fraught with problems. Avoid if possible.-Reload Site
 
Polycarbonate H-Profile -- -- See yellowing plastic parts
• Use only in cases where the sheet joining connector piece must be clear.
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H-Profile Constraints:
• Roof purlins or wall girts must be placed 2 ft. or less on-center.
H-Profile offers minimal structural strength.
• If installing over rafters of studs much easier to use Cap & Trim System.
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Drawbacks of Polycarbonate H-Profile:
• Often difficult to slide poly sheet into "H". Do Not use on arch roofs.
Sliding sheet into H-Profile on arched roof will be a nightmare.
• Less durable and less attractive than our aluminum systems.
• Not as watertight as aluminum. Especially over time as sun effects plastic.
• Service life much less than the polycarbonate sheet. "H" will yellow.
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Spacing:
• Place H-Profile 49" on-center for 48" sheet, 73" on-center for 72" sheet.
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Cost:
• 6mm, 8mm & 10mm $35. 16mm $47. Sold in 24 ft. lengths only.
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Quotes: (only sold along with polycarbonate orders)
Contact Us and send a complete material list.
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Avoid Plastic Base & Cap Systems Use Aluminum Base & Cap System.
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Drawbacks of Plastic Base & Cap:
• Snap together & and holding features of these components not reliable.
• Do Not use on arch roofs.
• Less durable and less attractive than our aluminum systems.
• Not as watertight as aluminum. Especially over time as sun effects plastic.
• Service life much less than the polycarbonate sheet. "H" will yellow
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Polycarbonate U-Profiles
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• Use only in cases where this item must be clear.
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Drawbacks Polycarbonate U-Profile:
• Does not fit tight on sheet, allowing bugs to enter cells.
• Vent tape required to keep bugs out. Now not a clear detail.
• Falling snow & ice will pull off roof sheets, even with attachment screws.
• Less durable and less attractive than our aluminum systems.
• Not as watertight as aluminum. Especially over time as sun effects plastic.
Water will enter cell and start to move up the sheet.
• Service life much less than the polycarbonate sheet. "U" will yellow.
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Cost:
• 6, 8 & 10mm $11, 16mm $12.55. Sold in 12 ft. lengths only.
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Quotes: (only sold along with polycarbonate orders)
Contact Us and send a complete material list.
 
 
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