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.