Polycarbonate Roofing Sheets
Polycarbonate roofing sheets have seen a significant increase in their use in recent years. These sheets are particularly popular as a roofing material for commercial facilities such as factories, manufacturing units, and warehouses.
One of the key reasons is that polycarbonate offers an exceptional degree of impact resistance. With a tensile strength of 900 pounds per square inch, polycarbonate sheets can effectively withstand hail, rain, wind and virtually any kind of impact without sustaining any notable damage.
At the same time, polycarbonate products can be enhanced with additional properties. You can, for instance, choose a polycarbonate sheet that comes with a UV protection film. Clear polycarbonate sheets are frequently used as roof lights and offer excellent light transmission and natural illumination. Other properties include a very good degree of insulation to minimize the air conditioning and heating needs.
Compared to most other roofing materials, polycarbonate roofing sheets are also more flexible and easier to install. This makes them the perfect roof cladding material at commercial buildings and structures.
Why Choose Polycarbonate Roofing?
High Impact Resistance: Polycarbonate sheets are one of the materials used in manufacturing bullet-proof windows. This gives a good idea of how exceptionally strong this stuff is. Polycarbonate roofing has an impact resistance of 900 pounds per square inch. Compared to about 220 pounds square inch impact resistance of fibreglass, polycarbonate is the clear winner when it comes to structural strength.
Light Transmission: Clear polycarbonate sheets offer excellent light transmission. This enables them to be used as roof lights at commercial facilities for natural illumination. Translucent polycarbonate sheets are popularly used at stadiums, covered theatres and other public venues with a large roofing area.
Fire-Resistant: Polycarbonate sheets come with exceptional fire-resistance properties. For this reason, they are highly recommended as a commercial roofing material in areas prone to bushfires. These sheets do not catch fire, so they effectively block the spread of the fire and act as a retardant barrier.
Corrosive-Resistant: Industrial environments often include the use of corrosive chemicals. These chemicals can quickly degenerate the conventional roofing materials and damage them so much so that they need to be replaced. Polycarbonate roofing is free from any such qualms. Polycarbonate sheets are resistant to harsh chemicals and once installed, you don’t need to replace or repair them for a very long time.
Energy Savings: Polycarbonate sheets offer superior insulation. This means that they can block out the heat from the exterior during the summers and retain the indoor heating during the winters. As a result, your air conditioning and heating systems have to exert less and consume less energy, resulting in small energy bills.
We supply and install a wide range of polycarbonate roofing products. Contact us today to get a no-obligation price estimate and other details.