- Do TUFTEX Polycarbonate panels block UV radiation?
- Should I choose TUFTEX PolyCarb Translucent White or TUFTEX PolyCarb Smoke panels?
- What is Ondura?
- What are the advantages of TUFTEX panels in comparison to metal corrugated panels?
- Which side of the TUFTEX panel should face up?
- Can I install TUFTEX panels over existing sheathing or roofing?
- What is the proper cross-brace and rafter support for TUFTEX?
- Can Tuftex be used for a greenhouse or garden cover?
- What is the recommended slop requirement for TUFTEX?
- Which Tuftex product is best for withstanding extreme elements?
- Can TUFTEX panels overhang the support structure?
- Can ONDURA be purchased in custom length?
- What type of TUFTEX fasteners do I use?
- I want to buy ONDURA in a color my store doesn't stock, but they require a minimum for a special order. I only need a few. What can I do?
- Where do I position the TUFTEX fasteners?
- Why do ONDURA tiles require special ordering at my retailer/supplier?
- How many TUFTEX fasteners do I use per panel?
- What is the cost comparison between ONDURA and other types of roofing materials?
- Will TUFTEX work in high wind areas?
- How do I handle flashing around chimneys or vent pipes?
- How do I handle flashing in the roof valleys?
- How do I handle flashing at a slope change?
- When do I use solid or vented closure strips?
- What colors do ONDURA Premium Series panels come in?
Should I choose TUFTEX PolyCarb Translucent White or TUFTEX PolyCarb Smoke panels?
The TUFTEX PolyCarb Translucent White and Smoke panels both transmit about 45% of the incident light. The differences are in the absorption or reflection of the light and the scattering of the light. The TUFTEX PolyCarb Smoke panels partially absorb the incident light to reduce the light transmission. The TUFTEX PolyCarb Translucent White panels partially reflect and scatter the incident light to reduce the light transmission. The TUFTEX PolyCarb Smoke panels will absorb light and become warmer than the TUFTEX PolyCarb Translucent White panels when exposed to direct sunlight. For this reason, the TUFTEX PolyCarb Translucent White panels are a better choice when used for roofing on a sunroom or porch.
Note: For all TUFTEX panels, the support structure for the panels should be light colored and well ventilated to prevent damage to the panels from excess heat buildup between the support structures and the panels.