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Monthly Archives: April 2015

DIY Tip of the Month

Only use a “100% silicone” sealant on polycarbonate sheets. Silicone sealants do not degrade in sunlight. They resist mold and mildew and remain flexible, allowing for building movement. Do not use roofing caulk. Consequences of using an incompatible sealant are … Continue reading

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Secondary Structural Components

What is a purlin and what is it used for? In architecture or structural engineering or building, a purlin is a horizontal structural member often made from wood or steel that directly supports the roofing material. Purlins run perpendicular to … Continue reading

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Frequently Asked Polycarbonate Question

Q: Why pre-drill the fastener holes before installing polycarbonate sheets? A: When it comes to the installation of polycarbonate sheets, pre-drilling is a must! Always pre-drill holes slightly larger than the fastener. Pre-drilling allows for the sheets to expand and … Continue reading

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The 951 Apartments

“Polycarbonate – An Attractive Alternative” Located in beautiful downtown Boise, Idaho, The 951 apartment units feature many great amenities including private balconies. LEXAN™ 16mm polycarbonate panels were used for the balcony railings and the overhead canopies. A combination of Clear … Continue reading

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