Patio Cover Kits

Glazing Sheets That Lock Together

Our Northlander™ Skyview Quick Cover system is easy to install. The ⅝″ thick (16mm) glazing sheets are four feet wide. Sheets are joined together with a  polycarbonate base rail and cap, typically clear in colour. The cap snaps down over the base which hides the screws, provides a clean flush appearance and a water resistant seam. It mounts on existing aluminum, steel, or wood frame work. It is great for re-glazing solariums and conservatories

If your joists are spaced 24 inches apart, you may be able to install the aluminum base rails directly on to them. Often you will run horizontal strapping (purlins) spaced 24″ to 36” apart. Refer to manufacturers load table for purlin spacing, available on installation tab.

DIY’ers can purchase the Skyview Quick Canopy by component. For approx. price, please see pricing tab.

Applications for the Skyview Quick Canopy System

  • Re-roof your gazebo or backyard pavilion.
  • Get more use from your pergola by giving it a clear water resistant cover.
  • Wall and roof glazing for your greenhouse.
  • Replace single glazed warehouse windows and industrial windows.
  • Stylish carport cover.
  • A patio cover that keeps you dry and keeps out the heat.
  • Roof for a pool enclosure.
  • Walls and roof glazing for bus shelters and smoking enclosures.
  • Wind break.

What Levels of Transparency are Available for my Canopy?

Chooose the level of transparency that’s right for you. Clear polycarnonate allows the most light to pass, then Bronze and finally Opal Ice. Our Bronze tint glazing sheets are very popular for patio covers. In any case, all sheets feature the same special UV Absorption and Protection Layer, which provides long-lasting high stability against damaging UV radiation.

Polycarbonate Light Transmittance and Insulation Values




Light transmittance

ASTM D1003 ASTM D1494

Shading Coefficient

U-Factor ASTM C177


3 wall

16mm (⅝”)






3 wall

16mm (⅝”)





Opal Ice

3 wall

16mm (⅝”)






Shading Coefficient is an indicator of how much solar radiation passes through the glazing and thus how much heat you can expect. The lower the number, the less heat build up you will have in your sunroom. U-value measures how well a product prevents heat from escaping. Window insulation values are represented by U-value. U-values generally fall between 0.20 for high performance insulated glass to 1.80 for single pane glass. The lower the U-value, the greater a window’s resistance to heat flow and the better its insulating value.

DIY Translucent Patio Cover Specifications

  • Hidden fasteners
  • Extruded aluminum base rail
  • Matching polycarbonate snap-on top connector
  • 5/8″ thick multi wall sheets
  • Impact resistant, polycarbonate is 200 times stronger than glass, 30 times stronger than acrylic and 15 times stronger than modified acrylic
  • Light weight, easy to install
  • Block harmful UV.
  • Horizontal burn rate of 1 inch (25 mm) or less, when tested in accordance with ASTM D 635.
  • Self ignition temp. of 986 degrees F (530 degrees C), when tested in accordance with ASTM D 1929.
  • Flame Spread of 85 when tested in accordance with ASTM E 84.
  • Smoke Developed Index less than 450 when tested in accordance with ASTM E 84; less than 75 when tested in accordance with ASTM D 2843.
  • Impact Strength: 2.70 foot-pound (3.66 N-meter), when tested in accordance with ASTM D 5420, with weight of 0.574 foot-pound (0.778 N-meter).

Projection (distance from the house) is ordered in one foot increments, width is ordered in two foot increments.

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