Yea, Ondura is not something I would even consider for use on a dog
house. At Habitat for Humanity Home Depot sponsored a house and wanted
to use it on the roof (we use metal roofs here in Texas for the most
part). We told them that Ondura would not be suitable, so they paid for
metal instead, no questions asked.
Thusly spake Nolan:
> Oh crud, I was thinking of the wrong stuff. I was thinking he was
> planning to use the Ondura asphalt panels. Polycarbonate was what I
> was thinking he should use instead. Totally off base by me.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Pat" <Pat@HorneSystemsTx.com>
> To: "Nolan" <email@example.com>
> Cc: "Shop Talk List" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 12:25 PM
> Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Building/adding a deck cover?
>> Where are you located? I've been using polycarbonate panels in
>> central Texas, with summer temperatures running well over 100 deg for
>> years without any problems. Polycarbonate is the stuff they make
>> bullet-proof windows out of, if I remember correctly. Are you
>> possibly thinking of the fiberglass panels? The brand I used was
>> SunTuf. Yes, they all need full support, but so does corrugated steel
>> roofing, just not quite as much.
>> Thusly spake Nolan:
>>> You might want to rethink that tuftex. I've seen it in use several
>>> times, and the results haven't been nice. It softens and warps very
>>> easily in hot sunlight. It has very little strength, so it tears
>>> easily. That's really not nice in windy areas. They need a great
>>> deal of support or else it sags and warps tremendously.
>>> I would suggest you look at the other plastic panels sitting there
>>> in the shelf beside them. I've used the clear panels for chicken
>>> coops and had them survive 60+ mph winds without incident. They
>>> don't warp, but aren't particularly strong either, so they need
>>> support to prevent sagging.
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