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Polycarbonate Roofing Sheets

When it comes to outdoor DIY projects that require roofing considerations, then polycarbonate roofing sheets may be just the solution you’re looking for. Simple and elegant in design, polycarbonate roofing panels are a quick, easy and functional way to add a roof to most smaller sized outdoor projects.

Polycarbonate is a synthetic plastic, and if you’ve seen more contemporary gazebos, carports, or even outdoor bars then you’re familiar with this roofing material. It is an incredibly durable substance, that will lend strength and longevity to any project it complements. It’s lightweight characteristics make it ideal for the DIY’er looking to finish a project without any outside help.

When installing polycarbonate roofing panels, you’ll be amazed at how easy this material is to work with. These panels can be easily cut with garden scissors or a fine tooth saw, for most sheeting anyway.  And, the higher the quality of the sheeting, the easier the cutting will be, so it is an added benefit to utilizing high-end materials. When using a carborundum blade on a disk grinder be sure to only attempt to cut one panel at a time, as adding additional sheets to the equation may cause those sheets to fuse together.

Polycarbonate roofing sheets are also easy to drill through for pre-installation preparation. simply insure that the drill holes are positioned on the top corrugation grooves for proper installation and fitting. It’s usually easiest to lay the panels on the ground upside down in order to pre-drill your holes. Another trick is to use a stick with a hole in it to guide the drill.

So if you’re looking for a simple  DIY way to solve your outdoor roofing needs, or you’re looking for a durable solution to help protect your outdoor furniture, like your patio loungers or your bar counter stools, from the elements and other weather considerations, then polycarbonate roofing sheets will certainly go a long way towards providing you with a durable, long-term solution.