Panel Colors and Light Transmission
Corrugated and flat fiberglass panels are available in various opaque (no light transmission) or translucent colors. Translucent panels transmit different amounts of light depending upon their color. For example, frost clear panels transmit 93% light, while white panels have a 55% light transmittance.
Panel Weights and Thickness
Panels are commonly identified by weight (oz = ounces per square foot of panel) i.e. 4oz, 5oz, 6oz, 8oz, 12oz, 16oz. The thickness of panels is proportional to weight. The heavier the panel, the thicker it is. For example: a flat 5oz panel is .040" thick, an 8oz panel is .060" thick (1/16") while a 12oz panel is .090" thick. Corrugated panels will be slightly thinner for any given weight.
Panel sizesCorrugated Panels (click here to enter our corrugation library):
Panel widths range from 26" (24" net coverage) to 52 5/8" (48"net)
(Panel width will vary depending upon the particular corrugation)
Common available lengths are 8', 10' and 12'
Translucent Flat Panels:
range from 4' or 5' wide x any length
Opaque Flat Panels:
4' wide x 8', 10' and 12' long
In addition to the corrugation, weight, color and degree of light transmission, panels may have other characteristics. Most panels are manufactured with a general-purpose, polyester resin imbedded with chopped strand fiberglass matt. Certain additives may be placed in the panels. Chemicals can be added to make them fire retardant. Panels can be acrylic modified for additional clarity. Woven rovings rather than chopped matt can be used to enhance strength.
In general, prices of panels with identical characteristics are proportional to weight. The heavier the panel, the more expensive. Price will also depend upon the particular panel characteristics, quantity of panels, corrugation, availability, etc. For this reason, it is impossible for us to provide you with a price list. We have found that no two jobs are exactly alike and that in order to find you "the right panel at the right price," a brief discussion with our experienced sales staff is recommended.
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