Welcome to the TUFTEX Blog

We are searching North America to find interesting, creative, and useful applications of our TUFTEX polycarbonate and vinyl building panels. As we find these examples, and the stories from the people who chose to use our TUFTEX panels, we will feature them here to share with you. If you know of an example that we should see, please send a message to me at examples@tuftexpanel.com.

Parker Plaisted
Director of Marketing
Onduline North America

TUFTEX PolyCarb Clear Panels on a Greenhouse Shed

Joe Chiarelli in Lindenhurst, New York, wanted a greenhouse and a shed, so he made a greenhouse shed with TUFTEX PolyCarb Clear panels for the roof and two walls of the shed. Joe shared with us these photos of his greenhouse shed.
“I chose the TUFTEX PolyCarb panels because the system looked to be very easy to assemble, as TUFTEX provides all the parts necessary for completing the job. Using the […]

TUFTEX Projects on Pinterest

If you are familiar with Pinterest, you already know that it is a platform for people to show and share images of their creative projects. Pinterest is a visual platform for sharing photos, and we have set up an account on Pinterest to share photos of projects that incorporated TUFTEX panels. We invite you to visit our pinboards on Pinterest to see the projects that people have done where TUFTEX […]

April Wilkerson and TUFTEX PolyCarb Translucent White Panels

April Wilkerson is an “obsessed DIYer and Woodworker” with an enormous following on YouTube. She likes to build things and show in her videos how she takes on each step in her projects. The videos are informative and insightful — and her positive, can-do attitude is inspirational — as she takes you along for the journey.

April recently built an outdoor shower and used TUFTEX PolyCarb Translucent White panels for the walls […]

TUFTEX PolyCarb Clear Panels on a Greenhouse in Texas

Bill Utley in Colleyville, Texas, built a 10-ft by 12-ft greenhouse about seven years ago, and used TUFTEX PolyCarb Clear panels. He grows cactus and succulent plants, and is a member of the Fort Worth Cactus and Succulent Society. Bill shared with us some recent photos of the greenhouse.
“I built my greenhouse about 7 years ago using TUFTEX PolyCarb Clear panels, and it has turned out to be one of […]

TUFTEX PolyCarb Clear Panels on Greenhouse in Mississippi

Danny King recently built a new greenhouse on the south side of his barn in Perkinston, Mississippi. He installed the TUFTEX PolyCarb Clear panels for the walls and roof of the greenhouse. Danny, and his wife Wanda, will be using the greenhouse in the winter months to get an early start on growing vegetables.

My experience with using TUFTEX PolyCarb Clear panels has been one of joy. They are so easy […]

TUFTEX PolyCarb Clear Panels Block Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation

One of the benefits of the TUFTEX PolyCarb Clear panels is that they block UV radiation. UV radiation from sunlight causes sunburn, contributes to long-term skin damage, and can cause fading of furniture or other colored objects.

We sent samples of our TUFTEX PolyCarb panels to a company that does transmission measurements for UV radiation for the spectrum of 400 nanometers down to 250 nanometers. These tests in a laboratory are […]

TUFTEX Greenhouse Installation Video

Joe Mooney recently built a “sunken” greenhouse on his property in Arizona. He used TUFTEX PolyCarb Clear panels and recorded this video for us. The interior of the greenhouse is below ground to lower the exposure to wind.

Joe Mooney is a DIY project junkie and amateur homesteader in Arizona. He is a firefighter by trade and a self-taught craftsman who has honed most his skills through various projects and trades […]

PAR Calculations for TUFTEX PolyCarb Clear Panels

If you are interested in growing plants in a greenhouse, you may have discovered the concept of Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) and its significance to photosynthesis in plants. PAR is measured over a wavelength band of solar radiation from 400 to 700 nanometers, which corresponds to the absorption spectrum of chlorophyll for the process of photosynthesis.

PAR is measured from the light incident on the plants, so PAR values are based […]

Optical Transmission Measurements for TUFTEX PolyCarb Clear Panels

We frequently get questions about the amount of light that passes through our TUFTEX PolyCarb panels, so we sent samples of our panels to a company in Rochester, New York, to get optical transmission measurements.

The company (Avian Rochester) measured the optical transmission of the panels with an X-Rite Color-Eye 7000A reference-grade spectrophotometer. The measurements covered the spectrum from 360 nanometers to 750 nanometers.

We posted the results of the measurements on […]

TUFTEX and Modern Art

Deek Diedricksen used TUFTEX PolyCarb Clear panels again at one of his Relaxshacks workshops, but this time he and his workshop participants made an indoor cabin for a Fargo art gallery.
TUFTEX hits a FARGO ART GALLERY! (with Deek Diedricksen)

TUFTEX and modern art—an unlikely combination? Heck no. In fact, through my work, and that of many others, TUFTEX has been used in quite a few art galleries in the US and […]