- 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?
- 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?
- What colors do ONDURA Premium Series panels come in?
What type of TUFTEX fasteners do I use?
Screws with a EPDM washer are the recommended fastener. Screws are recommended because tightening screws to the proper depth is easier than hammering nails to the proper depth.
The washer will reduce the opportunity for water leaks through the fastening holes and provide a cushion between the fastener and panel. The fasteners must be at least 1-3/4” long when fastening through the raised ridge of the corrugation profile.
Before installing the fasteners, drill holes in the TUFTEX panels. All fastening holes must be 1/8 inch larger than the diameter of the fastener to allow for expansion and contraction of the panels from changes in surface temperature.