Contact Us
Item Code: ERDP

3 Inch Profile Clear Adjustable Ridge 685mm

£11.71
(Inc £14.05)
Vistalux Clear Adjustable Ridge for 3 Inch Asbestos Profile PVC Corrugated Roof Sheets at 685mm Wide, 584mm cover width.
Est. Delivery 3 - 5 Working Days
Order in the next Hours Mins and Seconds,
To get your item delivered on Monday

3 Inch Profile Clear Adjustable Ridge 685mm

Vistalux Corrugated PVC Sheets are Easy to Install, Lightweight and Economic. A Versatile Rooflight Sheet for Car Ports, Canopies and Gazebos. Easy to Cut, Drill and Install with Standard DIY Tools with a Choice of Corrugated Profiles.

Length of corrugated section 140mm. Distance from ridge centre to edge is 160mm.
685mm Long, with a cover width of 584mm.
Fix down through corrugation crowns.

Applications:
  • Canopies
  • Car Ports
  • Covered Walkways
  • Porches
  • Splash Barriers
  • Side Cladding
  • Cold Frames
Availability: In stock
Estimated Delivery: 3-5 working days
Manufacturer: Ariel Plastics
Product Code: ERDP (685mm)

►Return to product list

Delivery Information


Delivery Charges

We offer a free standard delivery service on all orders over £500.00*. Orders under £500.00* will be charged a delivery fee. All delivery charges are calculated at basket and are dependent on the items ordered.

Our standard delivery area covers mainland England, Scotland (Excluding Highlands) and Wales. For all other areas around the UK an additional delivery charge will need to be applied, we will advise you of this charge before your order is dispatched. For deliveries to these areas we are happy to provide a free quotation upon request.

Free Delivery Exclusions

  • All Tapco Products
  • Roof Vents are not available for delivery to Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Mardome Rooflights

It is important to note that all Mardome rooflight orders are subject to a failed delivery charge in the event of unsuccessful delivery. This fee is £85 ex VAT and must be taken into account when making your purchase.

If you wish to return your order, please contact us. However, it is important to note that due to many Mardome rooflights being made to order, returns are only accepted in exceptional circumstances and a collection charge of £85 ex VAT will be applied if approved. We recommend taking the time to review your order carefully before making payment as this fee is non-refundable.

Should you have any queries regarding Mardome rooflights, please don't hesitate to contact us. Our team are dedicated to providing excellent customer service and will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.


Delivery Dates and Times

We will always do our best to deliver stocked items ordered via our website within 3-5 working days. This applies to goods ordered before 12.00pm and in stock.

Please see estimated delivery times (Est. Delivery) on each product.


Roof Tile Vents

All the Roof Tile Vents and Cowls are made to order (due to thousands of combinations of different variants available) bespoke items which are non-returnable.
 


Other Information

Some of our products, because of their size (5m and over) and weight (over 80 kilos), have an estimated 5 to 7 working day lead time but we will endeavour to get them to you as soon as possible.

Maximum number of roof sheets available on one delivery is 40, otherwise a forklift is required please call for more information.

The Mardome Hi-Lights Range of Dome Rooflights have a 48 hour delivery schedule. Orders must be received by 1pm to qualify for the 48 hour (2 working days) delivery. Only available to mainland GB (excluding postcode areas begining KW, IV, AB, and PH).

We regret that timed deliveries cannot be given. Deliveries will be made between 8.00am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday.


Made to Order Item's (Bespoke Items)

Please note all made to order items are made are non-returnable.

Signing For Your Delivery

All deliveries should be signed for and we would politely request that you sign and clearly print your name so that in the unlikely event that there are any discrepancies we will have a person to contact. If a signature cannot be obtained we will try to leave the goods in a safe location, but we cannot be held responsible for shortages or damages where goods have not been signed for.

Accepting Your Goods

Large or palletised goods will be delivered to a hard standing area only. The Customer shall be solely responsible for the unloading of the Goods and the Seller shall not be liable for any damage that occurs in the course of such unloading.

Any shortages or damages must be reported within 48 hours.

Delivery Vehicle

If goods aren't sent by our own vehicles they are sent by reputable carriers such as Tufnell's, Fed-Ex and Parcel Force. Heavier goods may be delivered by larger vehicles and will be off loaded as close as possible to the property whilst remaining on a hard standing surface.

Good Advice

Please do not arrange any labour until your materials are on site as we are unable to compensate you for your time in the event of a late delivery.

If you have ANY questions about our products, or want to give us some feedback about your shopping experience with us, please feel free to contact us on 03302 230 267 or email: [email protected]

*excluding VAT

Vistalux Corrugated PVC Roof Sheet Installation Guides


Storing PVC Roofing Sheets Before Use: Storage indoors on a flat dry surface in cool surroundings is preferable. When outdoor storage is unavoidable, store flat on wooden bearers spaced at about 1m (3’ 3”) centres and cover completely with an opaque light coloured tarpaulin. Stacked sheets left uncovered in direct sunlight will distort due to solar heat gain in the stack and we will not be able to offer free of charge replacements.
 

1. Preparation

For a Car Port or Lean Too installation you will need:
  • Vistalux PVC Roofing Sheet
  • Vistalux PVC Roof Flashing
  • Vistalux PE Eaves Filler
  • Vistalux Super Fixings
  • Flashing Tape

A minimum slope of 5 degrees is essential in any structure to ensure water run-off (10 degrees or more is better)

2. Cutting Sheets

Arrange the sheets loosely on the roof, mark hole positions and any necessary saw cuts with a felt tip pen.
Sheets should overhang the roof by 60mm to allow rainfall to run-off into the gutter and should be wide enough to cover the barge board at the side.
If cutting is required use an angle grinder with a metal slitting blade or fine tooth saw at a shallow angle with light pressure. Support the sheet to minimise vibrations.
A good tip when cutting is to sandwich the sheet between other sheets with the part to be removed protruding.
If a sheet has to be cut to a finished width, make the cut in the slope of the corrugated sheet.
Avoid drilling and cutting sheets in very cold weather. Warm sheets will be less prone to damage. If possible store sheets in a warm room before cutting.

3. Drilling Sheets

Pre-drill sheets before fixing. Please note - holes for fixings must be drilled larger than the fixing to allow for expansion. Typically 10mm for a 3mm sheet.
Drill sheets singly with a masonary bit using a low speed drill and light pressure. Support the sheet securely under each hole position when drilling.
There should be at least 5 fixings per support across the width of the sheet.

4. Flashing

Vistalux wall flashing to match the sheet corrugation is installed at the top of the slope. The Wall Flashing is fixed firmly into position with Butyl wall flashing tape to form a watertight seal between the sheet and the wall.

5. Fixing

Start fixing the sheets.
Ariel foam fillers are used under the sheets at all support positions to prevent roof 'chatter' and to support the sheets when fixed.
Use Ariel screws, caps and washers to secure the sheet: the screw is sufficently tight when the washer under its head can just be rotated with the finger and thumb.

6. Joining Sheets (end to end)

If sheets need to be joined end to end, ensure an overlap of at least 150mm for a 10 degree slope or 300mm for a 5 degree slope.
Use a strip of Butyl Sealing Tape to prevent dust and dirt getting between the sheets.

Corrugated PVC Sheet Installation Guide

How to install a PVC Carport

Vistalux PVC Corrugated Roofing Sheets Frequently Asked Questions

What is a corrugated roof sheet?

A corrugated roofing sheet is a type of roofing material shaped into a series of parallel ridges and grooves, or put simply, has a wavy look. This design gives the sheet strength and durability (which gives it an advantage over flat sheets) while also allowing for easy drainage of rainwater. They come in a range of sizes and profiles, allowing for flexibility in design and installation.

The Vistalux range includes three types of corrugation: 3-inch, 6-inch, and Iron 8/3 profile. The 3-inch profile has a measurement of 72.32mm (peak to peak), while the 6-inch profile measures 146.54mm (peak to peak). The Iron 8/3 profile matches asbestos profile. Please consult the technical drawing for further clarification.

In addition to the Vistalux range, the Corolux range by Ariel Plastics offers the mini profile corrugated sheet, which has a much smaller peak-to-peak measurement of 31.72mm.

Which types of applications are suitable for PVC sheets?

Vistalux corrugated roofing sheets can be used for a wide range of applications, such as roofing and cladding installations, including porches, canopies, cloches, cold-frames, side cladding, garden sheds, lean-to extensions, covered walkways, plant houses, roof lights and carports.

How do I determine which profile is suitable for my roof?

When selecting a profile for your roof, it's essential to consider the nature of your project. Corolux mini-profile and Vistalux 3-inch sheets are ideal for domestic projects. The 3-inch profile is a popular choice as it fits perfectly into old asbestos roofs and is excellent for replacement and refurbishment jobs. On the other hand, the 6-inch profile is primarily used for industrial or agricultural purposes, such as warehouses, factories, or larger roofs. Therefore, it's vital to choose a profile that matches the size and intended use of your structure.

Are there varying thicknesses available for PVC corrugated roofing sheets?

Yes Vistalux roofing sheets are available in different thicknesses, Please refer to the information below:
3 Inch Corrugated PVC Roof Sheet: This sheet comes in three different thicknesses: 0.8mm (lightweight), 1.1mm (heavy duty), and 1.3mm (super weight).
6 Inch Corrugated PVC Roof Sheet: This sheet is available only in one thickness, which is 1.3mm (super weight).
8/3 Profile Corrugated PVC Roof Sheet: This sheet has a thickness of 1.1mm (heavy duty).
Mini Profile Corrugated PVC Roof Sheet: This sheet is 0.8mm thick (lightweight) and is available in either translucent or clear.

What are the available widths and lengths of corrugated PVC roofing sheets?

The width and length sizes of each profile of corrugated PVC roofing sheets may vary. To make things clearer, the length of a sheet runs down into the gutter. Please refer to the information below:

3 Inch Corrugated PVC Roof Sheets (Lightweight): This sheet has a width of 762mm (cover width of 651mm), and varying lengths ranging from 1,830mm (6ft) to 3,050mm (10ft).

3 Inch Corrugated PVC Roof Sheet (Heavy Duty & Super weight): This sheet is 762mm wide (cover width of 651mm), and varying lengths ranging from 1,525mm (5ft) to 3,660mm (12ft).

6 Inch Corrugated PVC Roof Sheet (Super weight): This sheet is 1,086mm wide (cover width of 1016mm), and varying lengths ranging from 1,525mm (5ft) to 3,660mm (12ft).

8/3 Profile Corrugated PVC Roof Sheet (Heavy Duty): This sheet is 660mm wide (cover width of 608mm), and varying lengths ranging from 1,830mm (6ft) to 3,050mm (10ft).

Mini Profile Corrugated PVC Roof Sheet (Lightweight): This sheet is 662mm wide (cover width of 603mm), and varying lengths ranging from 1,830mm (6ft) to 3,050mm (10ft).

For more detailed information on the different profiles and their sizes, please refer to the individual product descriptions.

What is meant by 'cover width'?

This is the width of the sheet after they have been overlapped by one corrugation, which is the manufacturer’s recommendation.

How do I calculate the number of corrugated PVC roof sheets required to cover my roof?

To determine the number of sheets required, you first need to calculate how many sheets are needed widthways (left to right). Divide the roof's width (in mm) by the sheet's cover width, always rounding up to the next sheet. For instance, if the answer is 7.3, round it up to 8 sheets.

For example, suppose you're using Vistalux 3-inch profile sheets with a cover width of 651mm, and your roof's width is 6 metres (6,000mm). In that case, you'll need 10 sheets because 6,000mm/651mm = 9.21(rounding up to 10 sheets required).
Next, you need to ensure that you have a sheet long enough lengthways (running down into the gutter) for your roofing project. If your roof is longer than the available sheet size (12ft or 10ft in some cases), you'll need to overlap the sheets sufficiently to cover the entire area. The recommended minimum overlap distance is 150mm for a 10-degree slope or 300mm for a 5-degree pitch.

If you find this calculation confusing, we recommend contacting one of our friendly team members for assistance in determining the number of sheets you require.

How do I determine the number of fixings needed for my Vistalux roof sheets?

To calculate the required number of fixings, you can follow these steps:
  • Divide the roof length by the support centres and add one.
  • Divide the roof width by the fixing centres.
  • Multiply the values obtained in step 1 and step 2 together.
Alternatively, an average of 20 fixings per sheet is a good rule of thumb.

What degree pitch do I require when installing the corrugated PVC roofing sheets?

A minimum slope of 5 degrees is essential in any structure to ensure water run-off (10 degrees or more is better).

What PVC flashing is needed to fit the roof sheets?

The PVC flashing required depends on the profile of the sheet. For instance, Mini Profile requires Mini Profile Clear Wall Flashing, 3 inch requires 3-inch corrugated PVC Clear Wall Flashing, and Iron 8/3 Profile requires Iron 8/3 PVC Clear Wall Flashing. Flashing is not available for 6-inch sheets, as they are not commonly used for a lean-to.

Do Vistalux PVC sheets come with a warranty?

Ariel Plastics Ltd will replace any Vistalux PVC Sheet that is proven to have failed due to a manufacturing defect in normal climatic conditions for ten years from the purchase date. This warranty is only valid if the Vistalux has been fixed according to the manufacturer's instructions. Re-erections or consequential damage costs are not included. This warranty does not affect customers' statutory rights.

What does the 'asbestos' aspect refer to in these plastic roof sheets?

This sheet mirrors the old Asbestos 3" profile sheets, but it is made from PVC with no asbestos present.

Can I install the PVC roofing sheets myself?

Yes. You can easily cut, drill, and install the sheet with standard DIY tools. However, it is recommended that two people perform the job or a skilled professional.

How do I install PVC sheets?

Please refer to our Corrugated PVC Sheet Installation Guide for installation instructions.

Why is there a minimum order requirement for corrugated roofing sheets?

Anything less than five sheets has a higher chance of breaking in transit. We would like to avoid this risk, which is why we have a minimum order quantity requirement of five sheets. You can mix different sizes to reach the minimum order requirement.

Is an overhang necessary for Vistalux corrugated roofing sheets?

Yes, an overhang of at least 60mm is recommended to enable rainfall to run-off into the gutter effectively. The sheets should also be wide enough to cover the barge board on the side. If cutting is required, please use an angle grinder with a metal slitting blade or a fine-tooth saw at a shallow angle with light pressure.

How do i store my corrugated PVC Roof Sheets before installation?

Storage indoors on a flat dry surface in cool surroundings is preferable. When outdoor storage is unavoidable, store flat on wooden bearers spaced at about 1m (3’ 3”) centres and cover completely with an opaque light coloured tarpaulin. Stacked sheets left uncovered in direct sunlight will distort due to solar heat gain in the stack and we will not be able to offer free of charge replacements.

If you have any other questions about the Vistalux roofing sheet range roofing ventilation is more than happy to help answer them for you, we are available via phone, email, live chat or get us on Whatsapp.
 

3 Inch Profile Clear Adjustable Ridge 685mm

Vistalux Corrugated PVC Sheets are Easy to Install, Lightweight and Economic. A Versatile Rooflight Sheet for Car Ports, Canopies and Gazebos. Easy to Cut, Drill and Install with Standard DIY Tools with a Choice of Corrugated Profiles.

Length of corrugated section 140mm. Distance from ridge centre to edge is 160mm.
685mm Long, with a cover width of 584mm.
Fix down through corrugation crowns.

Applications:
  • Canopies
  • Car Ports
  • Covered Walkways
  • Porches
  • Splash Barriers
  • Side Cladding
  • Cold Frames
Availability: In stock
Estimated Delivery: 3-5 working days
Manufacturer: Ariel Plastics
Product Code: ERDP (685mm)

►Return to product list

Delivery Information


Delivery Charges

We offer a free standard delivery service on all orders over £500.00*. Orders under £500.00* will be charged a delivery fee. All delivery charges are calculated at basket and are dependent on the items ordered.

Our standard delivery area covers mainland England, Scotland (Excluding Highlands) and Wales. For all other areas around the UK an additional delivery charge will need to be applied, we will advise you of this charge before your order is dispatched. For deliveries to these areas we are happy to provide a free quotation upon request.

Free Delivery Exclusions

  • All Tapco Products
  • Roof Vents are not available for delivery to Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Mardome Rooflights

It is important to note that all Mardome rooflight orders are subject to a failed delivery charge in the event of unsuccessful delivery. This fee is £85 ex VAT and must be taken into account when making your purchase.

If you wish to return your order, please contact us. However, it is important to note that due to many Mardome rooflights being made to order, returns are only accepted in exceptional circumstances and a collection charge of £85 ex VAT will be applied if approved. We recommend taking the time to review your order carefully before making payment as this fee is non-refundable.

Should you have any queries regarding Mardome rooflights, please don't hesitate to contact us. Our team are dedicated to providing excellent customer service and will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.


Delivery Dates and Times

We will always do our best to deliver stocked items ordered via our website within 3-5 working days. This applies to goods ordered before 12.00pm and in stock.

Please see estimated delivery times (Est. Delivery) on each product.


Roof Tile Vents

All the Roof Tile Vents and Cowls are made to order (due to thousands of combinations of different variants available) bespoke items which are non-returnable.
 


Other Information

Some of our products, because of their size (5m and over) and weight (over 80 kilos), have an estimated 5 to 7 working day lead time but we will endeavour to get them to you as soon as possible.

Maximum number of roof sheets available on one delivery is 40, otherwise a forklift is required please call for more information.

The Mardome Hi-Lights Range of Dome Rooflights have a 48 hour delivery schedule. Orders must be received by 1pm to qualify for the 48 hour (2 working days) delivery. Only available to mainland GB (excluding postcode areas begining KW, IV, AB, and PH).

We regret that timed deliveries cannot be given. Deliveries will be made between 8.00am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday.


Made to Order Item's (Bespoke Items)

Please note all made to order items are made are non-returnable.

Signing For Your Delivery

All deliveries should be signed for and we would politely request that you sign and clearly print your name so that in the unlikely event that there are any discrepancies we will have a person to contact. If a signature cannot be obtained we will try to leave the goods in a safe location, but we cannot be held responsible for shortages or damages where goods have not been signed for.

Accepting Your Goods

Large or palletised goods will be delivered to a hard standing area only. The Customer shall be solely responsible for the unloading of the Goods and the Seller shall not be liable for any damage that occurs in the course of such unloading.

Any shortages or damages must be reported within 48 hours.

Delivery Vehicle

If goods aren't sent by our own vehicles they are sent by reputable carriers such as Tufnell's, Fed-Ex and Parcel Force. Heavier goods may be delivered by larger vehicles and will be off loaded as close as possible to the property whilst remaining on a hard standing surface.

Good Advice

Please do not arrange any labour until your materials are on site as we are unable to compensate you for your time in the event of a late delivery.

If you have ANY questions about our products, or want to give us some feedback about your shopping experience with us, please feel free to contact us on 03302 230 267 or email: [email protected]

*excluding VAT

Vistalux Corrugated PVC Roof Sheet Installation Guides


Storing PVC Roofing Sheets Before Use: Storage indoors on a flat dry surface in cool surroundings is preferable. When outdoor storage is unavoidable, store flat on wooden bearers spaced at about 1m (3’ 3”) centres and cover completely with an opaque light coloured tarpaulin. Stacked sheets left uncovered in direct sunlight will distort due to solar heat gain in the stack and we will not be able to offer free of charge replacements.
 

1. Preparation

For a Car Port or Lean Too installation you will need:
  • Vistalux PVC Roofing Sheet
  • Vistalux PVC Roof Flashing
  • Vistalux PE Eaves Filler
  • Vistalux Super Fixings
  • Flashing Tape

A minimum slope of 5 degrees is essential in any structure to ensure water run-off (10 degrees or more is better)

2. Cutting Sheets

Arrange the sheets loosely on the roof, mark hole positions and any necessary saw cuts with a felt tip pen.
Sheets should overhang the roof by 60mm to allow rainfall to run-off into the gutter and should be wide enough to cover the barge board at the side.
If cutting is required use an angle grinder with a metal slitting blade or fine tooth saw at a shallow angle with light pressure. Support the sheet to minimise vibrations.
A good tip when cutting is to sandwich the sheet between other sheets with the part to be removed protruding.
If a sheet has to be cut to a finished width, make the cut in the slope of the corrugated sheet.
Avoid drilling and cutting sheets in very cold weather. Warm sheets will be less prone to damage. If possible store sheets in a warm room before cutting.

3. Drilling Sheets

Pre-drill sheets before fixing. Please note - holes for fixings must be drilled larger than the fixing to allow for expansion. Typically 10mm for a 3mm sheet.
Drill sheets singly with a masonary bit using a low speed drill and light pressure. Support the sheet securely under each hole position when drilling.
There should be at least 5 fixings per support across the width of the sheet.

4. Flashing

Vistalux wall flashing to match the sheet corrugation is installed at the top of the slope. The Wall Flashing is fixed firmly into position with Butyl wall flashing tape to form a watertight seal between the sheet and the wall.

5. Fixing

Start fixing the sheets.
Ariel foam fillers are used under the sheets at all support positions to prevent roof 'chatter' and to support the sheets when fixed.
Use Ariel screws, caps and washers to secure the sheet: the screw is sufficently tight when the washer under its head can just be rotated with the finger and thumb.

6. Joining Sheets (end to end)

If sheets need to be joined end to end, ensure an overlap of at least 150mm for a 10 degree slope or 300mm for a 5 degree slope.
Use a strip of Butyl Sealing Tape to prevent dust and dirt getting between the sheets.

Corrugated PVC Sheet Installation Guide

How to install a PVC Carport

Vistalux PVC Corrugated Roofing Sheets Frequently Asked Questions

What is a corrugated roof sheet?

A corrugated roofing sheet is a type of roofing material shaped into a series of parallel ridges and grooves, or put simply, has a wavy look. This design gives the sheet strength and durability (which gives it an advantage over flat sheets) while also allowing for easy drainage of rainwater. They come in a range of sizes and profiles, allowing for flexibility in design and installation.

The Vistalux range includes three types of corrugation: 3-inch, 6-inch, and Iron 8/3 profile. The 3-inch profile has a measurement of 72.32mm (peak to peak), while the 6-inch profile measures 146.54mm (peak to peak). The Iron 8/3 profile matches asbestos profile. Please consult the technical drawing for further clarification.

In addition to the Vistalux range, the Corolux range by Ariel Plastics offers the mini profile corrugated sheet, which has a much smaller peak-to-peak measurement of 31.72mm.

Which types of applications are suitable for PVC sheets?

Vistalux corrugated roofing sheets can be used for a wide range of applications, such as roofing and cladding installations, including porches, canopies, cloches, cold-frames, side cladding, garden sheds, lean-to extensions, covered walkways, plant houses, roof lights and carports.

How do I determine which profile is suitable for my roof?

When selecting a profile for your roof, it's essential to consider the nature of your project. Corolux mini-profile and Vistalux 3-inch sheets are ideal for domestic projects. The 3-inch profile is a popular choice as it fits perfectly into old asbestos roofs and is excellent for replacement and refurbishment jobs. On the other hand, the 6-inch profile is primarily used for industrial or agricultural purposes, such as warehouses, factories, or larger roofs. Therefore, it's vital to choose a profile that matches the size and intended use of your structure.

Are there varying thicknesses available for PVC corrugated roofing sheets?

Yes Vistalux roofing sheets are available in different thicknesses, Please refer to the information below:
3 Inch Corrugated PVC Roof Sheet: This sheet comes in three different thicknesses: 0.8mm (lightweight), 1.1mm (heavy duty), and 1.3mm (super weight).
6 Inch Corrugated PVC Roof Sheet: This sheet is available only in one thickness, which is 1.3mm (super weight).
8/3 Profile Corrugated PVC Roof Sheet: This sheet has a thickness of 1.1mm (heavy duty).
Mini Profile Corrugated PVC Roof Sheet: This sheet is 0.8mm thick (lightweight) and is available in either translucent or clear.

What are the available widths and lengths of corrugated PVC roofing sheets?

The width and length sizes of each profile of corrugated PVC roofing sheets may vary. To make things clearer, the length of a sheet runs down into the gutter. Please refer to the information below:

3 Inch Corrugated PVC Roof Sheets (Lightweight): This sheet has a width of 762mm (cover width of 651mm), and varying lengths ranging from 1,830mm (6ft) to 3,050mm (10ft).

3 Inch Corrugated PVC Roof Sheet (Heavy Duty & Super weight): This sheet is 762mm wide (cover width of 651mm), and varying lengths ranging from 1,525mm (5ft) to 3,660mm (12ft).

6 Inch Corrugated PVC Roof Sheet (Super weight): This sheet is 1,086mm wide (cover width of 1016mm), and varying lengths ranging from 1,525mm (5ft) to 3,660mm (12ft).

8/3 Profile Corrugated PVC Roof Sheet (Heavy Duty): This sheet is 660mm wide (cover width of 608mm), and varying lengths ranging from 1,830mm (6ft) to 3,050mm (10ft).

Mini Profile Corrugated PVC Roof Sheet (Lightweight): This sheet is 662mm wide (cover width of 603mm), and varying lengths ranging from 1,830mm (6ft) to 3,050mm (10ft).

For more detailed information on the different profiles and their sizes, please refer to the individual product descriptions.

What is meant by 'cover width'?

This is the width of the sheet after they have been overlapped by one corrugation, which is the manufacturer’s recommendation.

How do I calculate the number of corrugated PVC roof sheets required to cover my roof?

To determine the number of sheets required, you first need to calculate how many sheets are needed widthways (left to right). Divide the roof's width (in mm) by the sheet's cover width, always rounding up to the next sheet. For instance, if the answer is 7.3, round it up to 8 sheets.

For example, suppose you're using Vistalux 3-inch profile sheets with a cover width of 651mm, and your roof's width is 6 metres (6,000mm). In that case, you'll need 10 sheets because 6,000mm/651mm = 9.21(rounding up to 10 sheets required).
Next, you need to ensure that you have a sheet long enough lengthways (running down into the gutter) for your roofing project. If your roof is longer than the available sheet size (12ft or 10ft in some cases), you'll need to overlap the sheets sufficiently to cover the entire area. The recommended minimum overlap distance is 150mm for a 10-degree slope or 300mm for a 5-degree pitch.

If you find this calculation confusing, we recommend contacting one of our friendly team members for assistance in determining the number of sheets you require.

How do I determine the number of fixings needed for my Vistalux roof sheets?

To calculate the required number of fixings, you can follow these steps:
  • Divide the roof length by the support centres and add one.
  • Divide the roof width by the fixing centres.
  • Multiply the values obtained in step 1 and step 2 together.
Alternatively, an average of 20 fixings per sheet is a good rule of thumb.

What degree pitch do I require when installing the corrugated PVC roofing sheets?

A minimum slope of 5 degrees is essential in any structure to ensure water run-off (10 degrees or more is better).

What PVC flashing is needed to fit the roof sheets?

The PVC flashing required depends on the profile of the sheet. For instance, Mini Profile requires Mini Profile Clear Wall Flashing, 3 inch requires 3-inch corrugated PVC Clear Wall Flashing, and Iron 8/3 Profile requires Iron 8/3 PVC Clear Wall Flashing. Flashing is not available for 6-inch sheets, as they are not commonly used for a lean-to.

Do Vistalux PVC sheets come with a warranty?

Ariel Plastics Ltd will replace any Vistalux PVC Sheet that is proven to have failed due to a manufacturing defect in normal climatic conditions for ten years from the purchase date. This warranty is only valid if the Vistalux has been fixed according to the manufacturer's instructions. Re-erections or consequential damage costs are not included. This warranty does not affect customers' statutory rights.

What does the 'asbestos' aspect refer to in these plastic roof sheets?

This sheet mirrors the old Asbestos 3" profile sheets, but it is made from PVC with no asbestos present.

Can I install the PVC roofing sheets myself?

Yes. You can easily cut, drill, and install the sheet with standard DIY tools. However, it is recommended that two people perform the job or a skilled professional.

How do I install PVC sheets?

Please refer to our Corrugated PVC Sheet Installation Guide for installation instructions.

Why is there a minimum order requirement for corrugated roofing sheets?

Anything less than five sheets has a higher chance of breaking in transit. We would like to avoid this risk, which is why we have a minimum order quantity requirement of five sheets. You can mix different sizes to reach the minimum order requirement.

Is an overhang necessary for Vistalux corrugated roofing sheets?

Yes, an overhang of at least 60mm is recommended to enable rainfall to run-off into the gutter effectively. The sheets should also be wide enough to cover the barge board on the side. If cutting is required, please use an angle grinder with a metal slitting blade or a fine-tooth saw at a shallow angle with light pressure.

How do i store my corrugated PVC Roof Sheets before installation?

Storage indoors on a flat dry surface in cool surroundings is preferable. When outdoor storage is unavoidable, store flat on wooden bearers spaced at about 1m (3’ 3”) centres and cover completely with an opaque light coloured tarpaulin. Stacked sheets left uncovered in direct sunlight will distort due to solar heat gain in the stack and we will not be able to offer free of charge replacements.

If you have any other questions about the Vistalux roofing sheet range roofing ventilation is more than happy to help answer them for you, we are available via phone, email, live chat or get us on Whatsapp.
 
Customer Reviews (0)