Hail resistant polycarbonate sheets

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Hail resistant polycarbonate sheets

04th Oct 2018

Living in an area that’s prone to hail, or have old sheeting that needs replacement? You should consider the new hail resistant polycarbonate sheets and market leading product BEEHIVE – see the product details here.

Hail resistance

Generally all polycarbonates by nature have very high impact resistance, however, the characteristics of BEEHIVE make it particularly strong.  Manufactured with a solid thickness of 2.8 mm it has superior impact resistance, meaning that it is less likely to be damaged by hail, falling branches or the neighbors cricket ball. An increased thickness also means that it can span further between supports and cope with higher wind loading.

Other features

Additionally, the beehive sheeting is produced with a prismatic effect on the bottom side of the sheet. This is where the beehive sheeting gains it’s name – due to the unique structure of the underside.  This not only gives a stunning visual appearance but helps to soften, scatter and diffuse light.  The beehive sheeting is available in a range of colours to suit a range of purposes, pending the need for light or warmth!

Practical considerations

These corrugated sheets have been designed to replace the standard corrugated profile – making for an easy conversion from your existing roof.  They are easy to install and will suit most existing pergola designs for a simple change over.

Other options

Alternatively, SUNGLAZE is another product that will fit this bill.  This 4 mm thick solid sheet will also provide superior impact resistance over standard polycarbonates.  Visually, it has the appearance of glass – totally flat.  It can be purchased in a range of tints and colours to suit different applications. You can read more about Sunglaze here.


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10 thoughts on “Hail resistant polycarbonate sheets

  1. Hi, is there anywhere in Brisbane that I can see a display of the Suntuff products. I am particularly keen to see the Beehive. We need to re-sheet our 3 metre wide deck and it’s on the eastern side so gets plenty of sun in the AM.

    1. Hi Rob,

      We don’t have a display centre I can direct you to however I can send you a sample of the Beehive colours in the mail.

      Team PCR

    1. Hi Ralph
      Thanks for your enquiry. All polycarbonate has some sort of hail warranty and that depends on the type/profile of sheet you use.
      Do you know what profile sheet you want to use on the roof/doors/shutters?
      If you have a look at the web site under the domestic tab you will see all the different styles available.
      Regards Team PCR

        1. Thanks for your enquiry. All polycarbonate has a hail warranty up to a certain size for a certain number of years. This will vary between what actual product you are looking for.
          Whereabouts are you located?
          Thanks Team PCR

  2. Does this polycarbonate material sweat? I know that metal roofs will have moisture on them, because of heating and cooling from condensate each day. I am thinking about putting this material on my pergola, but don’t want anything that sweats.

    1. Hi Clinton

      Thanks for your enquiry.
      Yes you can get condensation underneath polycarbonate the same as any other roofing material.
      Any glazing or covering product is susceptible to the formation of condensation on the underside of the panel.
      Single-layer products that are not insulated, such as corrugated metal, fibreglass, glass, polycarbonate, and PVC are all
      prone to exhibit condensation build-up when certain environmental conditions are present.

      Regards Team PCR

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