As of 2015, highly rated clear polycarbonate roofing panels include Suntuf clear polycarbonate corrugated roofing panels from The Home Depot and Tuftex Polycarb corrugated roof panels sold at Lowe's. Both roofing panels received four out of five stars in reviews.
Clear polycarbonate roofing panels are typically used for applications that require glass or acrylic and where natural light is required, such as greenhouses, solariums, skylights, sun rooms and patios. The panels come in different colors and sizes, and some polycarbonate roofing products contain special insulation that allows natural light in but keeps the heat of the sun out.
Polycarbonate, a thermoplastic material, is lightweight, strong and shatterproof and can withstand a wide range of temperatures. In addition to use for residential roofing, polycarbonate has industrial and commercial applications.