Translucent roof for transport

Fleets that want faster, easier, and safer loading and unloading may want to consider a translucent roof. Fleets transport goods that are sensitive to heat or light; in these circumstances, a fleet may prefer to employ a roof with less light transmission or stick with aluminum.

Two light transmission options are available: 10% and 30%. In addition, there are two tear strength alternatives: Traditional Tear Strength (TIW) and Enhanced Tear Strength (ETR). The thickness must be specified in the specification and must be 0.075 inches when using translucent cover panels. An ETR is the ideal choice for most carriers due to the potential for severe operational damage.

It is crucial to take good care of a translucent roof, as when they are damaged, it must be repaired as soon as possible to prevent the damage from spreading. Although ETR roofing greatly decreases the spread of damage, prompt treatment of damaged areas is advised. Therefore, it is important to perform routine inspections of the roof to detect minor damage that can be quickly remedied.

A translucent roof can improve safety by increasing interior visibility and is safer to operate, as it allows drivers to see what they are doing and where they are going. A second advantage of visibility is that it reduces damage to trailers and goods.


Weight Savings

  • On a 53' trailer, this material weighs 15% less on average than aluminum.
  • In a 20' x 8' truck body, there is an average weight savings of 19% compared to aluminum of 0.032".
  • Greater fuel and payload savings.

Natural Light

  • 20% light transmission with no additional hardware or wiring costs.
  • Most UV light waves are filtered out by a special resin system, which also reduces heat build-up.

Improved productivity and safety

  • Improved visibility for loading and unloading goods.
  • Ideal for fleets that make numerous stops and manually load or unload goods.

It is important to mention that there are companies, such as Stabilit America, that have solved the need for a lightweight, well-lit vehicle that allows for safer loading and unloading of goods by offering the market a superior translucent roof option. Unlike other FRP products, its solutions are designed to survive harsh road conditions by leveraging its enhanced tear and puncture resistant technology.

Benefits of translucent roofing material

Translucent polycarbonate is a material used in construction. It is especially prized in greenhouses, patio rooms, transport, solarium, and sun porches because of its longevity and its amazing ability to let light into an interior space. Since these structures need light, polycarbonate is an excellent translucent roofing material.

Are resistant

Having a roof that looks like a slice of heaven is more than just a visual marvel. Translucent day lighting systems certainly add natural appeal, but strength also goes hand in hand. Translucent roof panels are tough since polycarbonate is a robust type of plastic that can withstand potential breakage caused by extreme weather conditions as well as discoloration that can be created by the sun. These are really ideal for outdoor spaces, such as gardens. To join several translucent patio roofing panels into one solid, waterproof surface, several connection methods are used.

Bring in natural light

These sheets provide illumination for the interior of the structure. Translucent day lighting is a strategy to increase employee productivity and improve residents' sense of well-being. Also, consider translucent materials as an artificial butler that gladly welcomes sunlight into your home or workplace.

Are an economical asset

Lighting a structure is very expensive, both in terms of electricity and money, so a translucent day lighting system can relieve some of the burden of lighting. Over time, the roofing material you have purchased to install will pay for itself by providing free sunlight to the people who live and work on it. 

Make the outdoors better

We've already talked about how deck panels are ideal for enjoying the outdoors. But there's more, patios with translucent roofs are less susceptible to inclement weather. Think about this: If it starts to rain while you and your guests are out on the patio, you won't need to go inside because you'll stay dry and comfortable thanks to the roof panels. Although the sun may be too strong at times, these will ensure that you'll always be in the shade. Plus, you'll be able to appreciate nature at your own pace while the sun comes out and the rain is kept at bay.