Frequently Asked Questions

ORDERING

1)  Do you carry sheets longer than 12 feet? 

     Yes. Many of our sheet materials come in 38 to 48 foot lengths. The longest panel that we will ship is 24 feet. 

2)  What is the standard width of your sheets? 

      Agrilite: 38". Corrugated: 50" and 74". Multiwall: 48" and 72". Special size widths are available by custom order.

3)  What is your standard turnaround? 

      For multiwall, corrugated and pvc sheeting, our standard turnaround is 1-2 days plus transit time. 

     For solid sheet polycarbonate, the turnaround is 5-7 days plus transit time. 

4)  Do you offer price discounts for large orders? 

      Yes. You can find them here

5)  How are your products shipped? 

      All sheet materials will ship via freight carrier due to the weight and size of the product. Anything over 9 feet in length or 150 total pounds will also ship via freight carrier. Our preferred frieght carrier is ABF Freight Shipping is calculated on a per order basis as determined by the      total weight of all products in the cart and by the location to which the products are being delivered. All other products less than 9 feet in length or less than 150 pounds will ship via UPS Ground.

     All sheet materials are shipped in a custom made wood crate to ensure safe transportation. The fee for the crate is $10.00/linear foot. 


CUTTING & INSTALL

1)  How do you cut the sheets on site? 

      For multiwall panels, use a razor knife or a circular sw with a fine tooth blade that has at least 10 teeth per inch. We recommend the Diablo blade for Laminates & Laminate Flooring. The key features are as follows: Teeth - 84 TCG on a 10" blade, Max 7000 rpm, Triple chip design, 5 degree hook angle, .098" kerf. 

      For corrugated panels, use a circular saw as well, but at a high speed with a low advance rate. use a jigsaw or metal cutting sheers for curved cutting. 

2)  Can the sheets be walked on? 

      No. Polycarbonate sheeting is not intended to bear the weight of a person. We recommend using ladders or crawling boards to create a path for walking. 

3)  Do I have to predrill my screw holes? 

      Yes - this is a very important step in the installation process because polycarbonate needs space to expand or contract with temperature change. 

4)  My profile is tight and is not fitting onto the panel easily. What do I do? 

      To connect tight profiles to the sheet, use a standard dish soap. Squirt it directly on the panel right along the edge of the sheet. Snap the profile on to the side of the sheet versus sliding it along the side. You can also use a plastic putty knife to pry apart the profile if it is tight.             Do not use Vaseline or WD-40 in order to assist with connecting the profile to the sheet. 

5)  Can I use nails to fasten my panels? 

      It is not recommended to use nails because there is a greater chance of damaging the panel. Screws also allow the panels to expand or contract with the whether, which prevents warping from occurring. 

6)  If I am using polycarbonate or aluminum U profiles, do I need tape? 

      No, tape is not required.


PRODUCTS

1)  What is "Dripgard"? 

     Dripgard is a proprietary coating extruded on the interior surface of the panel to prevent the formation of condensation. 

2)  What is "Margard"? 

     Margard is a proprietary surface coating that protects solid sheet polycarbonate sheeting from scratches or abrasions. 

3)  What products will keep heat out? 

      All multiwall and corrugated sheets have either one or two sided UV protection, however the color impacts the amount of heat that is blocked. Clear panels allow more heat and light to come through while more opaque colors, such as white and opal, reflect heat.

4)  How do you clean the panels? 

      You can use most mild household detergents with a soft rag. It is not recommended to use abrasive cleaning solutions or glass window cleaner as the chemicals can wear away the coating on the surface of the sheet. 

5)  What are weep holes and are they needed for my U profiles? 

      Weep holes are small holes that must be drilled into in the polycarbonate or aluminum U profile on the bottom end of the panel so that condensation or moisture has a way to drain. They are recommended every 1". 

6)  What is the difference between foam and plastic closure strips? 

      The benefit of foam closure strips is that they create a better seal and the benefit of plastic closure strips is that you can't over drill.