Installation

SOLARTUFF VIDEO INSTALLATION GUIDE

SOLARTUFF GRECA

SOLARTUFF SOLID

INSTALLATION

This page provides the basic information on the installation of SolarTuff. Please read and follow the installation’s instruction carefully before starting. Warranty does not cover any damage caused to the product due to improper installation by customer.

01 GENERAL

  • Always install SolarTuff® sheets with Ultra Violet (UV) protected surface facing the sun.
  • Ensure that the UV side is identified before installation. A sticker indicating this is provided on each sheet of SolarTuff®.
  • Remove the sticker only after installation. It is not possible to determine the UV protected side once the sticker is removed.
  • Use only rust proof fasteners with domed weather proof seals
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CAUTION: misplacing the UV side will void the warranty of the sheet.

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03 ROOF PITCH

Minimum 5º roof pitch or 88mm rise per lineal metre is required to ensure sufficient rain water run off.

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04 LENGTH OVERLAP

Allow 200mm overlap for low pitch roof, and 150mm for steeper one.

05 SIDE OVERLAP

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06 OVERHANG

Overhang must not exceed 100mm, and should be maximum at 50mm in high wind areas.

07 FIXING SPACING

Fastening is best through the crest of the wave. Fix SolarTuff Roma and Greca on every second corrugation of each end purlins, and on each third corrugation of mid purlins.

08 MAXIMUM PURIN SPACING

The following is the recommended the sheet’s radius of arched storage and installation.

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09 EAVE INFILL STRIP

Infill strip is recommended to be used on the end purlin to prevent water, wind, dust, insects entering from the eave.

01 GENERAL

  • Always install Solartuff Solid® sheets with Ultra Violet (UV) protected surface facing the sun.
  • Plain (non embossed) Solartuff Solid® Polycarbonate sheet is protected with a masking film on both sides, while embossed is at UV side only.
  • The masking should be left in place during fabrication and installation to protect the surface and removed only when all work is completed.
  • For the plain (non embossed), please ensure that the UV side is identified before installation. It is not possible to determine the UV protected side once the masking is removed.
  • Pre-drilled the holes at the range of 3-5mm from the diameter of fasteners to allow thermal expansion during noon time and contraction during night time.
  • For roofing application, minimum 5º slope is recommended to allow water flows.
  • Use only rust proof fasteners with domed weather proof seals.
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CAUTION: misplacing the UV side will void the warranty of the sheet.

02 SAWING

  • Solartuff Solid® Polycarbonate sheet can be cut using saws, handsaws or jigsaws. The sheet should be clamped to a support before cutting to avoid vibration and chattering. Commence cutting with saw blade in motion, use low speed on power tools for controlled cutting and so that the material does not overheat and melt.

    Leave the masking on to prevent scratching. Always wear protective goggles when cutting the sheet.

    Use triple chip circular saw blades with carbide teeth. Band saws should have 5 teeth/cm and should be used to trim the sheet or to cut irregular shapes.

03 FLAT  GLAZING INSTALLATION

  • Similar to the glass, Solartuff Solid® can be installed in any type of frames, steel, aluminum, wood, etc.When installing Solartuff Solid® in a frame, please ensure to allow space for thermal expansion to prevent the sheet from bowing.
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04 MAX SPAN RECOMMENDATION FOR GLAZING INSTALLATION

  • Sealing the open-ended channels is very important since moisture build-up and dust contamination inside the channels can be a major problem.
    • Seal the top end channels with an impermeable
      tape, while bottom end channels sealed with a
      perforated filter tape.
    • Additional `U’ profile covering perforated bottom
      tape
    • Care should be taken to provide a clearance between
      both sheet edges and sash platform to allow for
      condensation drainage.

05 FOUR SLIDES CLAMPED

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06 TWO SLIDES CLAMPED

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07 MIN RADIUS RECOMMENDATION FOR CURVED INSTALLATION

  • Solartuff Solid® can be cold bent or thermoformed for curved glazing application. The recommended minimum radius for cold bending is 100 X the thickness of the sheet. Exceeding this recommendation will add undue stress to the sheet.

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08 CLEANING

Polycarbonate is not a mar resistant material (Rockwell ASTM – D790 M70) and care must be taken not to scratch the surface. Always clean the sheet by washing with warm soap and water using a soft cloth or sponge. Rinse well with cold water.

CAUTION: Do not use abrasive solvents and cleaners. Refer to the Chemical Resistance Chart for recommendations.

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