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Old 11-22-2014, 01:42 PM
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http://www.durgan.org/URL/?QANAQ 21 September 2009 Shed Roof Replacerment with Suntuf Panels
In 2004 a shed was build and typical PVC panels was used for the roof. Similar to Palruf, but am not certain of the name at this time. It may even had been Palruf. This was desired for having ample light in the shed. The material went through about two seasons then it got brittle and cracks appeared. Clearly this material is almost useless for building. The roof was replaced with Suntuf, which is supposed to have a long life and is UV resistant. Both products appear flexible and strong when new. Suntuf is about $50.00 for a 2 by 12 foot sheet, whereas the old PVC panel is about $30.00 for a similar sized sheet.
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?HIJGI 15 November 2010 Roofing Garden Shed
The shingles were much deteriorated on the small 6 by 8 foot garden shed. It was decided to replace with Suntuf panels to improved the lighting. The hardware store only had two clear panels so two colored panels were selected in lieu. There are two sheds in the garden area, and this shed was inherited, when the property was purchased. It is small but structurally sound, and is used for the hand garden tools. Suntuf panels last as long as shingles, and improve the lighting inside the shed. The top surface of the small attached fuel box was also replaced, with rough pine boards (1 X 12 x 6 feet). Pictures depict the process.
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Old 11-22-2014, 10:46 PM
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When using the Poly type of roofing/siding please make sure you place the correct side up. There is a sticker on them that says this side to the sun. Not sure why a clear sheet would matter but it must as the sticker is on one side of them.

I put these sheets I on a screened outbuilding. But for my Peak I cut one of the panels in half length wise and then just bent it over the top and screwed it down. It worked just as well.

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