Polycarbonate sheeting is a product of the space age; an advanced plastic polymer with optical and physical properties that can’t be matched by other materials. It has high resistance to the weathering effects of UV rays and yellowing of sheets is minimized over the lifetime. Impact strength is up to 150 times that of tempered glass and normal hail won’t cause damage.
“Solasafe” is available in a range of colours over the various profiles. In warmer climates the tinted sheets provide a reduction in transmitted heat as well as reduced glare. Often tinted sheets are used to blend in with existing colour schemes or other roofing.
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In cool climates, clear sheeting allows good heat transmission while cutting out 99.9% of harmful UV rays. If you live in a hot climate, we recommend using the opal, or tinted sheets, to help reduce heat.
Fire Safety. Polycarbonate sheeting is rated as a self extinguishing building material. Complies with AS 1530.3, 1989 and Amendment 1-1992 Early Fire Hazard Test.
Strong lightweight polycarbonate is easy to handle and fix. Drilling doesn’t cause sheet fracture. See “Fixing Detail” for hole sizes to suit the “Ampelite” 10g screws and the use of correct weatherproof seals.
All roofing materials expand and contract to some degree and screw holes must be oversize to allow for this; follow the “Solasafe” fixing guide for best results.
Polycarbonate sheeting is weakened by many chemicals including paint, cover sheet and avoid paint spots. Never use a sealant other than a co-polymer sealant which is specifically formulated to be compatible with polycarbonate; see also Spanning Capacity. The close fitting of sheets reduces the chance of water drips from the side/end laps, so sealing is seldom needed.
“Solasafe” is stable at temperatures of -40°C to +110°C. It does not distort or soften in heat but store under cover prior to installation.
Cuts 99% of harmful UV Rays
You can enjoy the outdoors feeling yet be protected from the sun, because Ampelite glass reinforced polyester sheeting has inbuilt protection against the transmission of harmful ultra violet rays. Sun without sunburn.
Ampelite sheeting is made to stand up to tough Australian conditions from Cairns to Cradle Mountain. When you choose Ampelite glass reinforced sheeting you can be sure that it has been made from the highest quality materials available using the world’s latest resin technology. Ampelite’s manufacturing process ensures that each phase of production is absolutely consistent from batch to batch.
Polyester film surface protection
This tough film forms an integral part of the sheet and increases its life as it prevents reinforcing fibres becoming exposed on the surface of the sheet.
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