Polycarbonate roofing and glazing elements offer exceptional value as they are long-term, weatherproof and lightweight solutions for roofing and glazing elements.
Polycarbonate roofing material is an increasingly popular choice for pergola roofs as its glass-like clarity protects from UV rays while offering exceptional light transmission – perfect for garden structures or outdoor seating areas.
Extreme Weather Resistance
Polycarbonate roofs are robust and resilient, making them an excellent choice for harsh climates. They can withstand intense heat, strong winds, heavy rainfall and hail without incurring much damage.
Translucence allows an ample amount of natural light to shine through, creating bright and well-lit spaces. This feature is particularly appreciated in rooms such as greenhouses and atriums; additionally, its diffuse nature helps diffuse sunlight while also decreasing shadows and glares.
At its heart is noise insulation: when it’s raining or thundering outside, polycarbonate sheets offer great noise isolation inside conservatories without hearing wind-driven raindrops rumble and bang on them. Plus they reduce energy bills due to reduced need for artificial lighting! Furthermore, polycarbonate sheets are extremely strong – 30 times stronger than glass with 250 times impact resistance than acrylic making it perfect material for patios, pool enclosures and greenhouses!
Polycarbonate roofing panels provide exceptional UV radiation protection, making them the ideal choice for use in awnings, sunrooms and greenhouses.
UV radiation exposure can cause sunburn and skin cancer in those exposed, and may even damage eyesight over prolonged exposure periods.
Polycarbonate roof sheets naturally shield them against the damaging UV rays, unlike many other roofing materials which need protective tints or coating to block out UV radiation and keep their color unchanged over time. Thanks to this feature, polycarbonate sheets won’t discolor or yellow over time!
Dependent upon the type of polycarbonate sheeting chosen, UV protection may exist on either side. Some varieties also feature matte finishes to reduce glare and scatter light more effectively. Polycarbonate sheets can easily be thermoformed and fabricated into building projects for a wide variety of building uses while being highly resistant to weathering and corrosion – withstanding temperatures from freezing cold temperatures right through to extreme heat or snow without losing their structural integrity.
Polycarbonate sheets resemble drum skins when exposed to rainwater, producing an irritating high-frequency tinkling noise that is easily heard by neighbours such as patios or conservatories.
HTG’s noise reducing polycarbonate sheets are ideal for creating quieter roof spaces. Available in thicknesses ranging from 10-16mm, these materials reduce sound levels by up to 90% when compared with glass roof panels.
Polycarbonate is an extremely resilient material that can withstand the elements. With impact resistance far exceeding that of standard roofing materials such as glass or acrylic, polycarbonate can last much longer.
polycarbonate roofing material’s sturdy construction helps commercial and residential builders reduce structural costs as it requires fewer elements to support a roof. Plus, polycarbonate can be easily formed into any shape or size for easy insertion over existing structures such as conservatories – saving installation and maintenance time as well as money.
Polycarbonate panels may be tough enough to withstand cold, rain and snow conditions but still can become scratched by hailstones or boots, leading to costly damage that’s difficult to repair or replace. They’re also vulnerable to the harmful effects of harsh cleaners like alkaline products or solvents which may peel the surface over time causing further deterioration.
Polycarbonate can also withstand extreme temperature swings better than metal roof panels, meaning it will outlive other roofing materials considerably longer. For structures like greenhouses traditionally constructed using glass, this could result in less stress on walls and support beams as well as an extended lifespan for the structure itself. Corrugated polycarbonate sheets are particularly beneficial as they’re easy to bend and fold allowing more complex roofing structures such as curved walls to be constructed more visually pleasingly.