Glazing Bars and Accessories

Polycarbonate roofing sheets are a popular choice for a variety of applications, from conservatories and carports to greenhouses and pergolas. They are lightweight, shatter-resistant, and UV-protected, making them a durable and versatile roofing material. However, in order to install polycarbonate roofing sheets safely and securely, you will need a number of specialist fixings and components.

Glazing bars are one of the main structural elements of a polycarbonate roof. They are typically made from aluminium or PVC, and they are designed to help support the weight of the roofing sheets and resist wind and snow loads. Glazing bars are available in a variety of widths and depths to suit different sheet thicknesses and roof spans.

F-sections are used to finish the ends of polycarbonate roofing sheets. They provide a neat and weatherproof edge, and they also help to protect the sheets from wind damage. F-sections are available in a variety of materials and colors to match your glazing bars and roofing sheets.

Sheet closures are used to seal the ends of your polycarbonate sheets. They help to prevent water ingress and air leaks, and they also improve the thermal performance of the roof. Sheet closures are available in a uPVC to suit different sheet thicknesses and sheet types.

Other associated fixings include screws, washers, sealants, and tapes. These fixings are essential along with the glazing bars, F-sections, and sheet closures to the timber supports and to each other.

When choosing glazing bars, F-sections, sheet closures, and other fixings for your polycarbonate roof, it is important to consider the following factors:

  • The type and thickness of your polycarbonate roofing sheets
  • The size and span of your roof
  • The wind and snow loads in your area
  • Your budget

It is also important to choose fixings that are compatible with each other and with your polycarbonate roofing sheets. For example, you should not use aluminium screws with PVC glazing bars, as this can cause corrosion.

If you are unsure about which fixings are right for your project, it is always best to consult with a professional roofing supplier or installer. They will be able to advise you on the best products for your specific needs and ensure that your roof is installed safely and securely.