Romalite installation and storage

Romalite PVC roofing sheets are corrugated translucent roofing product designed for weather protection and
enhancement of your outdoor living area.
Romalite PVC roofing can also be installed for use in a variety of roofing, cladding and fencing situations. Romalite PVC roofing roofing is available in Opal (610mm) frost tint and Clear (760mm) that provides shade from sun, rain and wind, can easily be cut to measure and is available in four handy sheet lengths - 1800mm, 2400mm, 3000mm and 3600mm.

DIMENSIONS

Sheet width:  Opal - 690mm, Clear - 860mm 
Effective cover: Opal - 610mm, Clear - 760mm
Sheet thickness: 0.8mm
1 x sheet Romalite PVC effectively covers: Opal -  610mm , Clear - 760mm
2 x sheets Romalite PVC effectively covers: Opal - 1220mm , Clear - 1520mm
3 x sheets Romalite PVC effectively covers:  Opal - 1830mm, Clear - 2280mm

ROOF PITCH

Romalite will provide correct run-off rain water when
the roof pitch is a minimum of 5 degrees.

PURLIN SPACING

Roof sheets to be installed at no more than 900mm centres. Wall sheets to be installed at no more than 750mm centres. It is recommended that for high wind areas 750mm purlin centres should be adhered to in these situations.

900mm : Maximum spanning capability to centre roof purlins
750mm: Maximum spanning capability to centre wall purlins
Maximum sheet overhang should not exeed 50mm.

INSTALLATION 

IMPORTANT:  SHEETING MUST BE INSTALLED WITH THE LASER PRINTING FACING UP​.  PAINT PURLIN TOPS WHITE AS THIS REFLECTS THE HEAT OFF THE PURLINS.  IF MOUNTING AGAINST DARK COLOURS OR MATERIALS THAT HEAT UP PLEASE PROVIDE AN INSULATING LAYER TO PROTECT THE SHEETS FROM PREMATURE AGING.

Correct installation of Romalite PVC begins with placing the sheets in position and pre-drilling* of a 10mm oversize hole.  Lay sheet laps away from the prevailing wind crest fix on a roof installation.

Fix sheets generally at every fourth corrugation and at every second corrugation at the ridge, gutter and overlaps.

*TIP: Multipurpose fasteners do not require you to pre-drill the holes.

 

 

Roof Installations
Fix to crest of Romalite corrugations using 14 x 55mm Multipurpose Fasteners containing 21mm weather seal washer.

 

 

Wall Installations
Fix to valley of Romalite corrugations using 12 x 55mm  Timbertite Fasteners containing 21mm weather seal washer.

 

 

Refer to detailed installation guide below.

● The roof should have a minimum pitch of 5°

● Fix on every second corrugation on top and bottom purlin and every third corrugation on the other purlins.

● Purlins should be no further than 900mm apart (closer in high wind zones) and we recommend painting them white to maximise sheet life. Coloured coloured purlins and purlins that are going to get very hot are not recommended as it can burn the sheet.

● Select the sheet length from the standard lengths available

● Ensure appropriate tools are used to install the sheeting

● Roof sheeting must be fixed using  Multipurpose 14g x 50mm or 65mm fasteners

● Ensure lapping edge faces away from the prevailing wind

● When used as cladding or fencing use Timbertite 12g x 55mm fasteners

ACESSORIES

Profile foam, noise stop tape and back channel flashings and foam are available to complete the project.