How To Install Suntuf Roofing


Suntuf roofing has a number of applications. For example, it can be used as a privacy wall or wind break to improve outdoor areas. The tinted version of the roof can be used to provide a shady area that can be used for entertainment purposes.

The clear sheets can be used to provide a cover from rain for outdoors in all weather while at the same time allowing sunlight to enter the building. For you to install these sheets you need a number of things.

Some of the things that you need are: tape measure, pencil Purlin, drill, batten slats, and tooth blade.

Once you have these things you should take the Suntuf sheets and place them on the roof with the “this side up” sticker facing up. If you are installing the sheets vertically you should ensure that the sticker is facing the area with the most sun exposure.

The first thing that you should do is to cut the battens and screws across roof rafters. Here you should ensure that the battens are spaced 1000 mm apart. If you are using corrugated sheets the battens should be 800 mm apart.

After doing this you should measure the sheets that you have. Here you should measure from the peak to the edge of the roof then mark the roofing at several intervals. You should then use a straight edge to connect the marks to get a straight cutting line.

Using a circular saw, you should cut the roofing according to the measurement. If the area that you want to roof requires more than one full sheet of roofing, you should use one full sheet from the top edge and the cut piece on the lower end. To avoid leaking you should ensure that the top sheet overlaps the bottom sheet.

Once everything is in order you should fasten the sheets. The best way of doing it is fastening on every third crest for the centers and every second crest around the edges. To avoid breaking the sheets, you should be cautious and ensure that you don’t over-tighten the fasteners.

To prevent water from running into the roofing you should ensure that the sheets overlap on a crest. You should also ensure that you screw on a raised section so the edges face down.

To prevent wind from pulling up the roofing sheet you should ensure that the overlapped top is opposite the direction where the wind comes from. You should also ensure that any overhang sheets are not more than two inches.


Source by Duncan Lancer