Polycarbonate is very strong, durable, resistant to weathering and extreme temperatures.Moreover, it is transparent, so it is often used instead of glass, for example, in the construction of greenhouses.Polycarbonate sheets can be linked in two main ways: by using profiles and using glue.

Profiled polycarbonate sheets connection

to work with profile mount requires only a minimum set of tools: a drill, with which drilled holes for screws and a screwdriver or a screwdriver.Work is better to produce a broad flat surface.

profiles are used to connect the polycarbonate sheets are of two types - one-piece and split.Due to the greater simplicity (respectively, accelerate and reduce the cost of the work) much more frequently used one-piece profile mount.In this case, the polycarbonate sheets are inserted into grooves of profiles is then d
rilled with through profiles and fastened with screws.Despite the simplicity of this design compound obtained very durable and reliable. advisable to use screws with washers or gaskets made of heat and moisture resistant material.

If you want to connect the two inclined planes of the roof made of polycarbonate (for example, in the construction of greenhouses), use a special kind of angle profile, which is called "horse."Fixing in this case it is performed as described above.

How can glue the sheets of polycarbonate

Despite the simplicity and reliability of connections via profiles, it is sometimes necessary to do without them.For example, if their use significantly degrades the appearance of the structure.Then it is necessary to apply the adhesive bond. polycarbonate sheets can be bonded as the overlap and butt.But for durability and reliability is better to glue the overlapping.

We use different types of adhesives intended for joining plastics.A particularly strong connection provides silicone adhesive substance.It can also be used as the adhesive organic solvents containing dichloroethane, methylene chloride, elilhlorid.They dissolve surface layers bonded sheets, turning them into a viscous mass, thereby providing a very strong and absolutely fluid tight connection.In any case, read the reviews about the manufacturers of adhesives substances.