How to Clean a Polycarbonate Pergola Roof

There’s nothing more relaxing than sitting in the shade on a beautiful, sunny day. One way to enjoy the outdoors without exposing yourself to the sun’s harmful rays and extreme heat is with a polycarbonate pergola roof. One of its many benefits is that the material is relatively low maintenance, so you can enjoy it for many years without wasting time on treatments or constant cleaning.

Of course, it’s important to care for your investment, and knowing how to clean your polycarbonate pergola roof will ensure it will be at your disposal for plenty of summers in the future.

How to clean your polycarbonate roof

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Why Polycarbonate Is The Right Roofing Material For A Greenhouse

Whether you are a hobbyist or a certified horticulturist, you rely on a greenhouse for year-round gardening. If you are building a new greenhouse or replacing any panels, you need to consider a greenhouse roof material that offers light transmission and heat properties. There are a variety of roofing materials—each with its own unique physical and aesthetic properties. What you ultimately choose depends on what type of structure you are putting a roof on. While metal might be the right material for a gardening shed, you wouldn’t want to use it on a greenhouse. You want a translucent material that provides thermal insulation as well as protection. Traditional materials for a greenhouse roof include glass, fiberglass, acrylic, and polycarbonate panels. Polycarbonate roofing panels, such as  twinwall and multiwall polycarbonate sheets, can be used as roofing panels and greenhouse panels. The panels are an ideal roofing material for greenhouses due to their lightweight properties, cost-effectiveness, and insulation capabilities.

Here, we go into more details on those properties, plus a few more reasons on why polycarbonate is a great greenhouse roof material.

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Best Practices for Choosing a Plastics Supplier

Plastic is flexible, literally, and figuratively, providing a wide range of use cases. It can used to keep us safe, such as bullet-resistant shields and eyewear lenses. It can be energy efficient, such as greenhouse panels and UV-resistant acrylic windows. It can used to provide style and function, such as acrylic furniture and retail displays. But no matter what you are using it for, you want plastic to be made from high quality materials from a reputable plastic supplier.

Acme Plastics uses the highest quality materials available to distribute, fabricate, and manufacture products. Then there’s selection, stock, shipping, service, and satisfaction to consider. At Acme Plastics, we are proud to offer all the above—and competitive pricing. Read on to learn more about these best practices that we’ve adhered to as a plastic supplier in the USA since 1943.

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How to Cut Corrugated Plastic Roofing (or PVC Roofing)

Whether you’re in the construction industry or a DIY-er in your own home, you want materials that are strong, yet easy to work with on a variety of projects. So it makes sense that corrugated plastic roofing is so popular. Made of polycarbonate thermoplastic polymer material. corrugated plastic roofing boasts an octagonal-wave shape (hence its corrugated look). The flexible, yet durable, material is weather resistant, remaining strong during strong impacts (including wind and hail) and temperatures from -40°F to +270°F. And corrugated plastic roofing won’t degrade or deteriorate over the years, making it a solid investment for any homeowner. While corrugated plastic roofing is easy to install, you will have to cut the sheets to fit your project needs. Not sure where to start? Here is a rundown on how to get the job done.

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