Roofing Systems Keep Weather Out And Let Daylight In

Roofing System: Often going unnoticed, the roof of a building holds the fate of the structure in its . . . well, hands, if a roof had hands. As is the case with so many things, building health begins at the top. A roof is the first target for the weather, the initial spot where a downpour of rain is detected. Heavy snowfall has to build custodial staff concerned about the weight of the snow and the potential damage it can do if it stays. Hail strikes like a volley of ice missiles, landing on the roof and staying there until they melt. Sunshine and heat can be intense. That’s why roofing systems are such an important part of architectural design and why Danpal roofing systems offer so much reassurance. Research and development have led to the creation of innovative technology that makes our roofing systems superior in performance when it comes to withstanding weather.

HOW DANPAL ROOFING SYSTEMS PROTECT BUILDINGS FROM WEATHER

A building isn’t the Batmobile; it can’t immediately produce new gadgets that protect it each time a different weather system strikes. Danpal has developed roofing technology that maintains a calendar year of defense. We have a double-tooth, grip-lock connection to provide 24/7 weather protection from the elements. If you look outside and see snow falling, or you hear the wind howling, there’s no need to worry because a Danpal roofing system is already on the job. Sunshine? It’s powerful, you know, and has the potential to damage a roof too. So we offer co-extruded UV protection. The result of all this protection is our maximum thermal performance keeping insulation dry and temperatures comfortable.

Roofing SystemsROOFING SYSTEMS AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Keeping insulation dry and free from dampness is one of the key roles played by the different Danpal products and it’s no different for a roofing system. As long as the insulation is dry, energy usage is consistent. But once moisture invades and the insulation gets wet, the heating and cooling systems struggle to maintain a consistent temperature. The result is wasted energy; the cost is passed on to the consumer, who is paying for energy that isn’t being used. But it’s also borne by the environment because we all know that our fragile planet must be protected from energy waste.

ROOFING SYSTEMS SHOW OFF THEIR LOOKS

A good, well-developed roofing system never forgets that its primary purpose is to protect the building from weather issues. But Danpal likes roofing systems to be attractive as well as functional. One of the ways in which our roofing systems are transforming the industry is through the use of daylighting architecture. Natural light enhances the illumination inside a building, but it must be admitted in just the right amount: not too much, not too little. With the tight spacing between the roofing system ribs, natural light enters at exactly the perfect balance for the occupants. The results are holistic. People who have the benefit of natural light in their working and living spaces find that they’re more productive, more energetic, and in a better frame of mind. If you’re looking for a roof that will give you an unexpected mood boost, try a Danpal roofing system.

Wall Cladding Keeps A Building Healthy And Free From Mold

When making decisions about a building, selections of style and color often dominate the design process. And yet, one of the most important decisions to be made in the planning stages may not get the attention that it should. How will you protect the insulation in your building so that moisture from rain and snow don’t invade the inside of a structure? This vital decision affects the energy efficiency of a building, the health, and wellbeing of those insides, and even the life span of the structure itself. Making the right decision on wall cladding can avoid the problems that result from damp insulation.

DANPAL’S VENTILATED RAINSCREEN SYSTEM: WALL CLADDING AT ITS BEST

Danpal’s Ventilated Rainscreen System or VRS protects insulation completely. With natural ventilation that’s based upon the built-in air gap, the convective motion behind the panels keeps insulation moisture-free. The wall cladding panels are double-notched and watertight. Made of connector-bound microcell technology, the polycarbonate panels are three times lighter than traditional rainscreen cladding. Our customized panel lengths range from the standard 12.0m to longer, depending on your preference and the design of the building itself. Because the connections can be made directly onto the support, there’s no need to use additional supporting framed structures. VRS is light, it’s solid, and it keeps your building’s insulation dry.

Wall CladdingWALL CLADDING AND BUILDING HEALTH

The condition of the insulation in a building possesses enormous control over a building’s wellbeing. Damp insulation that’s been compromised by moisture caused by rain and snow affects the energy efficiency of a building. If the temperature in the home or workplace isn’t consistent and needs to be constantly adjusted to adapt to the cold or heat outside, your energy may be escaping. This will cause your utility bills to increase because you’re paying for energy that you aren’t using. It also takes its toll on the environment, because wasted energy works against the efforts that we’re all making to reduce our carbon footprint as we strive to alleviate the climate stress that the planet is currently facing.

There’s a human element at risk as well when insulation is no longer dry. Moist, damp insulation is a breeding ground for mold and mold can have a very serious impact on the health of a building’s occupants. If mold is growing in your building, people with respiratory ailments may find that their asthma or allergies are worsening.

Damp insulation is an indication that the building is not free from leaks caused by moisture and a leak that goes undetected can cause actual harm to the building itself; in a worst-case scenario, structural collapse may result from this situation. Wall cladding is a frontline defense system that will keep your building healthy for the people who live and work inside it. It will also keep the building itself healthy by preventing leaks that weaken a structure.

Choose Danpal wall cladding that’s designed to keep insulation dry. Your healthy building will be the result!

Clear Roofing Sheets: More Daylight, More Protection

At Danpal, we know our limits. We can manufacture roofing systems that are strong enough to keep out the worst that the weather sends us. We can design cladding systems that protect your insulation from the ill effects caused by moisture invading the interior spaces of a structure. We can build customized products that enable an architect to create imaginative and exciting designs. But natural light, well, that’s not something that even Danpal innovation can recreate. So we’ve opted for the next best thing. We can’t make sunlight, but what we can do is develop products that make sunlight more accessible for indoor spaces. If you’ve been in a structure which features our clear roofing sheets, you’ve noticed the remarkable effect of having natural light from outside illuminate the enclosed spaces inside. It’s an ideal way to benefit from the advantages of natural daylight while enjoying the comforts of the inside. Our clear roofing sheets are made of polycarbonate, a building material that’s so strong and versatile that it has transformed the industry.

Clear Roofing SheetsDANPAL’S CLEAR ROOFING SHEETS BRING DAYLIGHT INDOORS

Natural light doesn’t just feel good. It is good for you! Daylight is part of the holistic pattern that nature has designed to keep us healthy. Deprived of natural light, we may become moody, depressed, and lethargic. Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is an actual condition that has been documented in people who feel ill because of the lack of sunlight; it’s a condition particularly noticeable in cold climates, where the dark, overcast days of winter seem to hide the sun from view. Dr. Danpal knows just how to ease the symptoms of sunlight-deprivation: bring in the daylight with clear roofing sheets! Polycarbonate sheets keep out the inclement weather and let the sunshine in!

CLEAR ROOFING IS STRONG ENOUGH TO KEEP WEATHER AWAY

If you’re wondering how something that looks like glass can possibly be durable enough to let the sunshine in while keeping rain and snow away, you might not know about the properties of polycarbonate. This innovative building material is 200 times stronger than glass, yet only half as heavy! That’s why it can keep you warm and snug inside while, all around you, the snow might be falling, the rain pouring, the wind blowing and the hail pounding. Clear roofing sheets don’t give way to weather.

CLEAR ROOFING SHEETS SUPPORT ENERGY EFFICIENCY

As the weather seems to become more and more extreme and unpredictable, our society is redoubling our efforts to take better care of our planet. One of the ways that we serve our planet better is by keeping a close eye on the energy that we use. Cities, which are made up of buildings with enormous energy demands, are at the forefront of using daylighting architecture to develop structures that leave a smaller carbon footprint on the environment. Facilitating the amount of daylight that enters our buildings is one of the many ways that we can help to support a more sustainable lifestyle. Natural light enhances illumination, making it possible for building occupants to see better as they work inside with the bounty of light above them. Being more productive while consuming less energy is better for us, and better for the environment.

When you’re choosing building materials, strength and durability are key traits needed in those products. But sometimes the strongest material may not be the one that first comes to mind. For instance, what do you know about plastic roofing?

You might initially think that it can’t measure up to other materials, but plastic roofing is actually one of the most durable and attractive choices that you can make when selecting a roofing system. At Danpal, innovation and technology go hand-in-hand and that’s why our plastic roofing, which reflects the expertise of our research and development experts, is such a good choice when deciding the kind of roofing that will work best for your building’s needs.

PLASTIC ROOFING IS AN EXCELLENT WEATHER DEFENSE

What’s your main concern about the roofing that you choose? Most of us would answer that we want it to be sturdy enough to handle whatever the weather will be for the life span of the roof. We know that a roof is the first target for weather: snow and rainfall, heat beats down, winds blow, and hail hammers the roof.

Withstanding that kind of punishment can’t be easy! But a plastic roof isn’t weak: it’s up to the challenge posed by winter, summer, spring, and fall. It also supports the efficient use of energy. That’s because plastic roofing is made with microcell technology, a strong and durable product that also provides a protective layer to reduce the transfer of heat, allowing for the reflection of thermal radiation.

Plastic RoofingTAKE IT TO THE MAX: MAXIMUM COMFORT AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY WITH PLASTIC ROOFING

We want our homes to be comfortable and that means choosing the roofing systems that will let us live in a dry, warm-in-the-winter, cool-in-the-summer environment. But we’re also very much aware that our choices aren’t just about what we want. We also need to choose based on the needs of the planet. In the past, the environment’s needs were ignored.

We’ve now realized that those unwise decisions were harmful to the air, water, and soil of Planet Earth. Today’s consumer chooses to live in an environment that maintains harmony with our wants and our planet’s needs.

Your indoor temperature should be consistent year-round. If you need to change the temperature in the winter because the living or working space is too cold, you may be losing energy. If you’re changing the temperature in the summer because it’s too hot inside, your insulation may be compromised, allowing energy to escape.

Plastic roofing is designed to support energy efficiency so that insulation stays dry. Dry insulation and energy efficiency are quite a pair and they work together to create indoor spaces that are comfortable and environmentally stable.

THE FINANCIAL EFFICIENCY OF PLASTIC ROOFING

Plastic roofing not only supports energy efficiency; it also benefits our financial efficiency. Losing energy because of wet insulations ends up costing more money in our heating and cooling bills.

When we choose plastic roofing, we’re also choosing economical utility bills, because we aren’t wasting energy. Saving money by making smart building choices is just one of the ways that plastic roofing is the right decision.

Polycarbonate Sheets Can Handle Extreme Weather

Some choices are easy when it comes to building materials. You are looking for materials that are strong, durable, and functional. Esthetic choices are not quite so cut-and-dried, but nevertheless, you want something that’s attractive.

It’s obvious that strength needs to be a component of building material because the structure has to be able to withstand the relentless power of the natural elements. Polycarbonate sheets offer you the variety of options that provides strength, durability, and functionality, with a choice of multiwall or solid format. You’ll get the appearance that you want without sacrificing any quality of performance.

ADVANTAGES OF POLYCARBONATE SHEETS

Polycarbonate’s versatility allows it to offer the appearance of glass for those who are seeking a specific look but want something stronger. Polycarbonate has been hardened so that it’s 200 times stronger than glass, making it capable of withstanding elevated resistance levels.

Yet it’s only half the weight of glass. If you want a building material that looks like glass, solid polycarbonate sheets are a clear, flat sheeting that will oblige. Or, you can choose the multiwall polycarbonate sheets, which are made out of hollow air chambers. Both are equally impressive in strength.

Another plus for using polycarbonate sheets is their flexibility. Even though polycarbonate is so strong, it’s easy to work with and that makes installation fast and simple. There’s little disruption and the ease of the process is a time-saver and a money saver. If you want more evidence of how flexible polycarbonate is, you’ll be impressed to learn that it’s used to make security screens, windshields, farming machinery, and the guard materials in machinery parts.

Polycarbonate Sheets WHY POLYCARBONATE SHEETS ARE THE BETTER CHOICE AGAINST WEATHER

It makes sense that our research and development innovators would work to create a tough, resilient building material that’s strong enough for today’s climate. We’ve all seen the way in which our weather patterns have dramatically changed.

While it was not unusual in the past to have an occasional hotter-than-usual summer, we’ve arrived at a time when record-breaking heat seems to be an annual occurrence. Previous years have seen devastating hurricanes, but now they seem to strike with alarming regularity, wreaking havoc and costing billions as communities seek to repair the damage.

We’re warned in advance that a powerful winter storm is on the way, crossing miles of land and leaving downed power lines and stranded cars in its wake as residents shovel their way out of the snowfall.

As extreme weather becomes the unwelcome guest in our lives, we rely upon our buildings to keep us safe, dry, and comfortable. That’s one of the numerous ways in which polycarbonate rises above the other products. Its strength and flexibility make it the barrier against the weather.

Danpal has taken our commitment to protect buildings from weather a step further with our Ventilated Raincreen System, which is made with polycarbonate. Even when wet weather is raging outside, insulation inside remains dry.

Weather isn’t going to go away. Polycarbonate sheets are here to provide us with a defense against those times when Mother Nature seems to be on the warpath.

Celebrate the Uniqueness of Each Individual Building

A Key Element in Presenting Your Architectural Vision

The internationally renowned architect, Diego Garteiz Mina, recently collaborated with Pal Plastic’s, very own Marketing and Sales Manager, Gorka Goikoextea Retana. Together, they attended technical conferences on architecture, organized by Danpal Mexico, and hosted in the Torre Mayor building, Mexico City.

The Vizcayan architect began his speech explaining some of the most relevant projects developed throughout his extensive professional career. In addition, he exemplified with images, his particular vision during the construction process of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. The complexity of the project modified his initial concept during the development of architectural design.

DanpalFrom his professional experience, his main idea has always been to represent the uniqueness of each building. He does this via new concepts, such as capturing the simplicity and essence of each space, and integrating the structures with their surroundings. He can then use this as a differentiating element, the effects being produced by the interplay of sunlight on each surface.

Unique Spaces

This is how he came up with the concepts that would later become another of his main projects; the Bullring of Illescas, in Toledo, whose structure stood out at the time as the largest mobile roof in Spain. Another feature that makes this space unique, is the incorporation of elements, usually only found during the production process. Although they may not be functional, they become a differentiating element of design, as observed in images of the bullring in Illescas.

In this concrete architectural project, Diego Garteiz, chose to use the Danpalon® based system, combining it with metallic structures. He managed, not only to create a dynamic exterior effect and color, according to the solar incidence but a special interior transmission created by light at different times of the day.

The solar transmission which characterizes the architectural works of Garteiz, can also be observed in the building of warehouses, constructed in Alaves Lanciego. Here, he incorporated one of the very elements used during the process of winemaking. Other elements are also integrated into the structure of the facade. These materials, combined with the Danpal® system, manage to create a unique effect, both on the outside and inside of each surface, by generating unique light effects.

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Danpal, Trust and Long-Term Guarantee

I have been collaborating with Danpal for over 20 years, a company that has my complete and total confidence. In this sense, Garteiz explained, “We have been working a lot with Danpal products throughout Spain. The material, not only guarantees durability over the passage of time but also, an extreme lightness that encourages speed of construction during assembly on site. In addition to cost savings, the construction of unique structures in which energy efficiency and the transmission of sunlight are spectacular. The definition of spaces created by natural daylight, allow us to achieve unique areas of high quality for everyday use.” – the architect concluded.

 

Plastic Roofing Performs Better And Lasts Longer

Danpal has been in the building business for over half a century. Plastic has been around a lot longer than that, but our research and development experts have found new ways to put this remarkable material to use. Plastic roofing combines the lightweight strength of plastic with Danpal building expertise to create a system that gives roofing an entirely new and dynamic functionality.

Creating a roofing system that employs the utmost in strength and flexibility while supporting the most up-to-date building regulations and codes are the Danpal way of putting our slogan, Global Vision, Local Focus, into practice. We have found that it’s possible to improve building quality, environmental overfinance, and quality of living by maintaining the highest possible standards. We build for the client, and we build for the planet. Our plastic roofing systems demonstrate our dedication to our creed.

Plastic RoofingPlastic Roofing For An Easier Installation

In most construction projects, putting on a new roof is something that clients dread. It’s a lot of work, it’s inconvenient, it’s disruptive. But Danpal plastic roofing has mastered the art of efficiency. That’s because the components of our plastic roofing are designed to be versatile so that they can suit your preferences. Our plastic roofing can be installed on a variety of building designs, from both above and below. We build for strength, using snap-on, dry-glazed, interlocking materials constructed from a choice of two very strong materials, polycarbonate or aluminum.

Energy Efficiency Comes With Plastic Roofing

A building can only be as energy efficient as the materials with which it is made will allow it. That’s another reason why Danpal plastic roofing is so popular. As a company with a presence on five continents, we have a broader understanding of just how important sustainability is. It’s not just people who have lifestyles; buildings have them as well.

Our philosophy is that a building should exist in harmony with the environment and plastic roofing is one of the best ways to accomplish that. Plastic roofing is as durable as it is light in weight, able to protect against leaks and weather damage so that insulation remains dry inside, even if it’s raining or snowing outside.

Energy efficiency in the home equals financial efficiency in your wallet. You aren’t paying for heating or cooling that isn’t being used because plastic roofing is one of the ways that your home or office keeps fuel—and your money—inside where they belong instead of escaping!

Appearance Counts With Plastic Roofing

Danpal promotes the esthetics of construction as well as its function. Architectural design incorporates standard features—walls, ceilings, windows, doors, etc.—but there’s something else that Danpal and plastic roofing include in building construction and that asset is daylight. It’s a remarkable innovation that a company which is renowned for making high-quality building materials has also been able to pioneer daylighting architecture.

Natural light is a marvelous asset to our living and working environment, one that adds to the esthetic appeal of a structure but also enhances the quality of life for those within.

Polycarbonate Roofs Offer Superior Strength

Polycarbonate, a building material which is both impressive in strength and light in weight, continues to grow in popularity. It’s strong and durable, and able to resist the forces of nature, but at the same time, it’s easy to work with. With a material like this, the possibilities are almost endless, so it’s no wonder that polycarbonate roofs are showing up more and more often on buildings. Polycarbonate roofing actually was first used on conservatories but has become increasingly popular for commercial structures.

THE TYPES OF POLYCARBONATE ROOF

You’ve likely already seen one kind of polycarbonate roof if you’ve driven by a conservatory. The panels look like glass and can be either transparent or translucent. Because of the strength and versatility of polycarbonate, it’s showing up in roofing on greenhouses, sun porches, solariums, and patio rooms. These structures would not be able to support a heavy roof, so polycarbonate is ideal. Also, a polycarbonate roof is less expensive than glass, which presents a financial advantage as well.

POLYCARBONATE ROOFPOLYCARBONATE ROOFING AND WEATHER RESISTANCE

Weather is a factor when choosing the roofing that’s best suited for your region, so it’s fortunate that you can choose polycarbonate roofing without sacrificing any of the qualities that you would expect from traditional roofing.

Polycarbonate roofing meets the most demanding quality standards: it’s able to withstand a wide range of temperatures; it’s shatterproof; it’s flexible; it’s durable; and it’s lightweight. If you live anywhere where there’s weather, polycarbonate roofing is ideal for you!

With its high impact resistance, polycarbonate roofing has the advantage over glass if you live in a region of the world where heavy snowfall or hailstorms are common, because it’s not likely to break or crack.

Polycarbonate roofs come in different colors, but if you’re worried that the colors will fade after constant exposure to the sun, rest assured that the panels do not readily fade and are able to maintain the attractive appearance of the roof.

INSULATING QUALITIES OF POLYCARBONATE ROOFING

Polycarbonate roofing, which is installed either as a either single or double layer, provides added insulation for the building. A greenhouse may use only a single layer, while a business or home is likely to use multiple layers. There is air between the layers which provides insulation to reduce the loss of heat. Polycarbonate roofing keeps out harmful UV rays that we don’t want, while letting in the natural light that we do want. Protecting the insulation is one of the ways that polycarbonate roofing helps your heating and cooling systems maintain a steady temperature inside throughout the year.

LONGEVITY OF A POLYCARBONATE ROOF

Danpal is proud to offer building materials that are designed to last a long time and that’s the case with polycarbonate roofing. Although polycarbonate is a comparatively new building material, it has shown itself to be a product that withstands the test of time. We’re confident that polycarbonate roofs will become even more popular as more people discover the remarkable performance of this innovative material.