INSTALLATION &
MAINTENANCE

No special equipment needed, No special skills needed.
Perfect solution for a DIY project.

ADVANTAGES 

SA Conditions Approved

Resistant to Hail
Less Noise in Rain
U.V. Stabilized
Weather Resistant
Unaffected By Sea Air

Maintenance Free

Crack Resistant
Long Life Span
No Chipping & Flaking
Unaffected By Chemicals
No Painting Required
Stays Clean
Recyclable

Benefits

Cool Underneath
Light Weight
Let’s in Light
Custom Colours *

INSTALLATION

EQUIPMENT

No special equipment needed, the sheets can be cut using a ordinary hand saw, grinder, band saw, jig saw or circular saw.

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QUICK TIP

Use good quality roof screws to fix the sheets to the purlins. Purlin spacing is very important because of the flexibility of Polyethylene Roof Sheeting.

Pre-Install Steps

  1. Ensure that you store sheets on a flat surface before installation.
  2. Pre drilling the sheeting with larger diameter holes than the screws you use is essential to prevent any damage due to expansion.
    (That’s why it’s called an expansion hole! ) When using a 6mm screw you should drill a 10mm hole

Recommendations

  1. A spacer to be placed between the bottom of the lap and the purlin whilst fastening the roof screw.
  2. Allow a minimum 5 degree slope for water runoff.
  3. Fix end lap at all corrugations. Take your time with the first sheet ensuring it is placed square to the purlin and the structure in general.

What About The Spacers?

For IBR we use spacers 33mm long, cut from 16mm PVC conduit pipe to prevent the sheeting from deforming when the screws are pulled down. The spacers also allow the washers (28mm bonded washer) to seal properly against the sheeting preventing any possible water leaks but do not tighten the screws too much to allow the sheeting to expand and contract.

If the bonded washer dents you have tightened it too much and should loosen it a turn or two.

Example of how to use a spacer

Spacers Close Up

The Don’t List

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Do not squash

The sheet when driving the tek screw through the edge lap as this will distort the sheet edge.

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Do not install right up against a wall or frame

Because the material will expand pushing itself up against the obstacle. (This is important when installing in cooler weather.)

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Do not exceed 750mm

Maximum purlin spacing should not exceed 750mm for IBR. 
(Do not use warped purlins.)

Vibrant Colours

Flexibility

GUARANTEE

diy friendly

Maintenance

 

Our product is maintenance free! Using our product will ensure long lasting enjoyment of a patio all through summer!

  • Does not become brittle, chip, crack or flake.
  • Lightweight & durable.
  • Flexible and shatter proof.
  • Unaffected by any chemicals, acids or bases.
  • Non-Toxic.
  • Easy to transport and store
  • Easy to cut to size
    (Standard D.I.Y. tools i.e. hand saw, grinder, circular saw, etc. ).
  • Recyclable.
  • For added strenght all sheets are 2.5mm – 3mm thick
  • Tested by the Institute for Polymer Science at the University of Stellenbosch.
  • 7 Year Guarantee on material.

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