Hail-proof and unbreakable: polycarbonate corrugated sheets
The basis for our “elephant plates”, polycarbonate is a very tough and extremely shock-resistant plastic, manufactured especially to withstand demanding conditions. Our 1.4 and 2.6 mm polycarbonate (PC) boards are break-proof, hail-proof, and easy to handle, making them a clear choice for any project with demanding requirements for hail protection. You benefit from a superior quality roof; one that is sturdy, easy to use and also highly temperature-resistant. With numerous structures and tints for light panels, Gutta guarantees a pleasant lighting environment designed according to individual wishes.
Top quality translucent corrugated sheets
Polycarbonate translucent corrugated sheets from Gutta combine a long service life with excellent UV protection and high transparency in a visually attractive roofing option. Gutta sheets can be used for any number of projects: high-quality, sturdy canopies, light strips, roofing and walls, or in the design of pergolas and carports. One tip: Our PC sheets are particularly well suited to objects with strict demands on hail protection.
A 10 year warranty – rooted in practice
A special advantage: We grant a 10 year warranty for our polycarbonate sheets. For PC sheets with a thickness of 1.4 mm, the warranty is valid for 10 years for light translucence and hail resistance for hail up to grain size max. 40 mm, while for our 2.6 mm plates the warranty is unrestricted for 10 years on light transmittance and hail resistance.
“Kirsty,” the female elephant from the Neunkirchen Zoo demonstrated the durability of our polycarbonate corrugated sheets in an “endurance test”: The sheets were able to bear even her 4.2 t weight effortlessly – in the truest sense of the word:
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Simple, solid, and high-quality: Laying polycarbonate profile plates
Working with our “elephant plates” is a simple task. The plates are attached with the appropriate calottes, along with stainless steel screws and spacers. With our step-by-step instructions, it is quite simple to lay corrugated sheets:
- Plan for a roof pitch of 10° (minimum 7°).
- First, build a substructure with wooden or metal slats of 40 x 60 mm.
- The distances between the slats should be max. 80 cm for average snow and wind loads. The distance should be reduced accordingly for regions with higher loads!
- Subsequently, cover the slats with silver masking tape.
- The next step is to lay the polycarbonate corrugated sheets. Beginning at the eaves, lay the corrugated sheets towards the roof ridge, always working against the prevailing wind direction. Stagger the sheets in order to avoid corner cuts or quadruple overlaps. Begin the first row with a whole sheet, and the second with a half sheet.
- Continue this process, alternating the sheet length each time.
- Next, pre-drill the plates with a plastic hole cutter.
- The cross coverage should be one wave, or two waves for a roof pitch below 10°.
- The longitudinal overlap should be min. 15 cm, or 20 cm for a roof pitch below 10°.
- Next, attach the sheet with screws or additional calottes at each third wave crest, and each second crest along the edges and overlap areas. Lay using spacers.
- Plan on 8 to 10 fixtures per square meter.