Clear Roofing Panels Innovation
Polycarbonate is a thermoplastic, lightweight, durable and robust material that can withstand extremely low and extremely high temperatures making it a most suitable material for roofing and ideally suited for conservatories, deck areas patios. Since its first appearance in the construction industry, polycarbonate has proved to be an extremely versatile material which has many applications either business or domestic.
It is useful in making compact disks and many other products, polycarbonate is one of the most versatile materials around and it is flexible and very versatile as compared to acrylic and glass
Types of Polycarbonate Roofing
There are two types of polycarbonate roofing: the clear polycarbonate roofing and the foam back polycarbonate roofing.
Clear Polycarbonate roofing
The clear polycarbonate roofing is used alternatively for applications that would have applied glass or acrylic. They come in white, smoky white or transparent colors.
Because of its explicit nature, their claims are mainly in greenhouses, solariums, sunrooms and another kind of rooms that require or need natural light to be let in through the roof.
This type of roofing panels has a protective film layer that filters out UV Rays from the sun.
Latest inventions by the manufacturers include the newest type of the transparent polycarbonate roofing product which contains aerogel insulation, which as the name suggests is a gel-like thermal insulation material.
The design of this product is for use as a traditional glass or plastic skylight. With its exceptional insulation, it can keep the heat from the sun out and still allow natural light to filter.
Foam back polycarbonate roofing
The foam-backed polycarbonate roofing is not translucent and used for more traditional purposes. As opposed to the light polycarbonate which comes in bright colors this type comes in a variety of colors for example red gray and green which are most common and resembles the corrugated iron roofing sheets.
Their main advantage over metal is the fact that polycarbonate roofing panels are resistant to rust. The foam backing in the product provides extra insulation and noise dampening.
Benefits of Polycarbonate Roofing
Polycarbonate panels are useful in areas where security issues are paramount.
For example in the construction of bulletproof police shields, polycarbonate sheets are used because they can withstand the massive force and are virtually unbreakable.
Because of their ability to withstand force again and not breaking easily and also being bulletproof, they are used in the construction of banks, offices, and fences.
Polycarbonate panels also have the advantage of containing the UV blockage which makes them the perfect material for awnings in commercial buildings
They are most suitable and ideal for harsh environment and can last longer than other roofing materials
Polycarbonate sheets are highly flexible than other roofing materials like wood, glass or metal.
The flexibility allows it to be malleable into different shapes which provides for creative designing.