Suntuf Solar Smart

Heat reflective polycarb

Suntuf Solarsmart and Selective are the perfect roof sheets to use on your patio, pergola or verandah.

SolarSmart provides year round protection, high durability, minimal glare, reduction of re-radiate heat as metal roof sheets do and is covered by a the Suntuf Lifetime Warranty.

Solar Smart overview

Best suited for Pergola and patio roofing. Commercial outdoor areas.
Properties Heat reflective with 99.9% UV blockout
Warranty Suntuf Lifetime Warranty
Manufactured by Palram - One of the world's largest polycarb manufacturers
Available in NSW, Vic, Qld, SA, WA

Solar Smart sheets reflect heat across the entire UV light spectrum and not just the portion that provides visible light. Near infra-red radiation from the sun is invisible to our eyes but contains large amounts of heat that we feel on our skin. Solarsmart is unique in its ability to block out near infra-red heat radiation.

SolarSmart Colours

Suntuf Solarsmart (S) and Solarsmart Selective (SS) is available in a range of colours ideally suited to traditional or modern outdoor entertaining areas in both domestic and commercial applications.

  • Solar Smart Grey
  • Solar Smart Diffused Ice
  • Solar Smart Diffused Grey
  • Solar Smart Sand Dune
  • Solar Smart Metallic Jasper

The table below shows heat and light transmission values for each colour. Sheet colours at the top of the table will be warmer underneath and colours at the bottom cooler underneath. Call us if you need some advice.

Colour Description Light trans. Heat trans.
Transparent Grey S – Semi-diffused 20% 30%
Diffused Ice S – Diffused light, no glare 48% 21%
Diffused Grey S – Diffused light 20% 18%
Sandune SS – Max heat reduction, no glare 15% 15%
Metallic Jasper SS – Max heat reduction, no glare 15% 16%

Lengths & profiles

Standard lengths (m): 1.8, 2.1, 2.4, 2.7, 3.0, 3.6, 4.2, 4.8, 5.4, 6.0, 7.2
Sheets can also be cut to length free of charge.

Profile   Width Coverage Height Mid span End span
Corrugated Solar Smart Corrugated 860 760 17 1000 800
Greca Solar Smart Greca 810 760 16 1200 900

Installation tips

Installing Suntuf sheeting is a straight forward process with couple of things to beware of.

Minimum roof pitch is important for the trouble free life of polycarbonate sheeting. Suntuf recommend a minimum roof pitch of 5 degrees. If your roof is set at a lower pitch there’s a possibility water may drag up between the overlaps with capillary action creating some leaks during rain. You’ll need a minimum of 88mm fall for every metre of sheet length.

At different times of the day polycarbonate sheeting will expand and contract along it’s length as it warms up and cools down. To avoid stressing the polycarbonate around screw shafts, the manufacturer recommends the sheets be pre-drilled with a 10mm pilot to provide clearance from the screws shafts. To make installation easier, Suntuf Clearfix screws are available, they self drill and centre the screw in one action.

Brochures and technical

Like a quote or need some help?

Please feel free to get in touch to discuss which sheet best suits your project or how best to install your Suntuf Solar Smart sheeting. Call us Mon – Fri, 8.30 – 5.00pm on 1300 559 110