Enhancing Brisbane’s Historic Soda Factory with Danpal’s Innovative Roofing Solutions

 

In the heart of West End, Brisbane, a historic icon is undergoing a remarkable transformation. The Soda Factory, originally the home of Tristram’s Soft Drinks, is being revitalized into a modern retail destination, paying homage to its 19th Century Spanish Mission architecture. Designed by the renowned architectural firm CCN, this repositioning project breathes new life into the heritage-listed building, embracing its industrial aesthetic.

Heritage and History:

The Soda Factory, a Brisbane landmark with a rich history dating back almost a century, was once synonymous with the Tristram family’s beverage legacy. Today, the iconic building stands as a testament to the evolving attitudes towards industrial architecture, boasting distinctive Spanish Mission design. The Markets at West End, housed within the historic walls, is set to be reborn as the Soda Factory—a retail destination that seamlessly blends the past with the present.

CCN Architects: Designing with Purpose:

CCN Architects, the visionary minds behind the Soda Factory repositioning project, embody a commitment to collaborative and creative design. Operating from Brisbane, CCN specializes in projects of various scales, with a focus on creating quality architecture that contributes to positive commercial and community outcomes. Their ethos revolves around challenging the status quo, developing dynamic architectural solutions, and combining vision and innovation with efficient planning and technical detail.

Soda Factory Refurbishment: A Modern Twist:

Undergoing extensive refurbishments, the Soda Factory’s modernized shopping center will feature a full-line Coles and twenty-two specialty retailers. One notable addition is the Danpal Outdoor Roofing System, a key element supplied by Danpal. The installation of a large Danpalon canopy outside the main entrance now provides outdoor seating areas, blending seamlessly with the historic architecture.

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Danpal’s Innovative Solutions:

Danpal’s contribution to the Soda Factory project comes in the form of the Danpalon Panels integrated into the Danpal Facades. The Danpal® Roofing Systems, dry glazed translucent systems, offer a variety of designs suitable for diverse structures. The snap-on interlocking dry-glazed connectors, made of polycarbonate or aluminum, provide engineering and design flexibility.

Key features of Danpal’s Roofing Systems include:

  • High impact resistance and suitability for various weather conditions.
  • A wide range of aspects, colors, finishes, and special effects for creative options.
  • Long-term service capabilities with Microcell technology.
  • Superior quality of light and visual appearance with tight spacing between ribs.
  • Enhanced energy efficiency with improved ‘U’ and ‘R’ values.
  • Double tooth grip-lock connection ensuring longevity against hail damage, high winds, and snow loads.
  • Co-extruded UV protection for longer system life.

 

Conclusion:

As the Soda Factory in Brisbane undergoes this impressive transformation, the collaboration between CCN Architects and Danpal brings together a blend of heritage and innovation. Danpal’s Roofing Systems not only enhance the visual appeal of the Soda Factory but also provide functional outdoor spaces that align with the modernization of this historic landmark.

For professional commercial architects seeking cutting-edge solutions, Danpal’s commitment to quality and innovation shines through in projects like the Soda Factory, where the past meets the future seamlessly. Contact Danpal today to explore the possibilities of our advanced daylighting solutions, Danpal Roofing Systems, and Danpalon panels.

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Elevating Blue Lake Holiday Park with Danpalon Multicell Skylight Roofing

 

In the picturesque landscapes of Mount Gambier, Australia, Blue Lake Holiday Park has recently undergone a remarkable transformation with the addition of a state-of-the-art indoor heated swimming pool. This exciting upgrade, a testament to innovation and architectural excellence, features cutting-edge Danpalon Multicell Skylight Roofing – a solution that not only enhances the aesthetics but also provides a sustainable and high-performance roofing system.

Danpalon Multicell Skylight Roofing: Engineering Elegance

At the heart of Blue Lake Holiday Park’s new indoor heated pool is the Danpalon Multicell Skylight Roofing, a dry-glazed translucent system that effortlessly marries form and function. Engineered for versatility, these roofing systems offer a variety of designs suitable for installation above or below various structures, providing architects with unparalleled flexibility in design implementation.

Indoor Heated Pool Roof Solution: Setting the Standard

The indoor heated pool’s roof solution is a shining example of Danpal’s commitment to excellence. The snap-on interlocking dry-glazed connectors, made of high-quality polycarbonate, ensure durability and design adaptability. This roofing system stands as a testament to its high impact resistance, making it ideal for the diverse weather conditions prevalent in Mount Gambier.

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Danpal Polycarbonate Panels: Aesthetic Brilliance with Purpose

Blue Lake Holiday Park’s new pool facility boasts Danpal Polycarbonate Panels, offering a breathtaking range of creative options. The panels, incorporating the latest Microcell technology, ensure long-term service capabilities while providing superior quality of light and visual appearance. The unique structure of the panels, with tight spacing between ribs, not only enhances aesthetics but also improves energy efficiency with superior ‘U’ and ‘R’ values.

High-Performance Translucent Roofing: Weathering the Elements

Extruded with standing seams, the Danpal roofing system panel’s double-tooth grip-lock connection ensures longevity and resilience against hail damage, high winds, and snow loads. With co-extruded UV protection, Blue Lake Holiday Park’s new pool facility is geared for longevity, standing strong against the elements for years to come.

A Tranquil Oasis Beneath Danpal’s Expertise

For professional commercial architects seeking excellence in design and performance, Blue Lake Holiday Park’s indoor heated pool stands as a testament to Danpal’s prowess in roofing systems. The facility seamlessly integrates with the serene backdrop of Mount Gambier, offering guests a tranquil oasis beneath the canopy of Danpalon Multicell Skylight Roofing.

Exploring Blue Lake Holiday Park: Where Luxury Meets Nature

Nestled within 27 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, Blue Lake Holiday Park is a haven for those seeking a touch of adventure in the heart of the Limestone Coast. The recently upgraded pool facility adds a touch of luxury to the park’s diverse accommodations, ranging from lakeside villas to cozy family cabins and rustic camping experiences.

Architectural Excellence in Mount Gambier

Blue Lake Holiday Park’s commitment to providing a world-class experience for its guests is exemplified by the addition of the indoor heated pool featuring Danpalon Multicell Skylight Roofing. For professional commercial architects, this project serves as an inspiration – a harmonious blend of innovative design, high-performance materials, and a commitment to sustainability. As the sun sets over the iconic Blue Lake, the upgraded holiday park stands as a testament to the transformative power of architectural brilliance.

Contact Danpal today to explore the possibilities of our advanced daylighting solutions, Danpal Roofing Systems, and Danpalon panels.

Request a FREE SIMULATION of the Danpal Systems and a FREE sample of Danpalon Panel for your next architectural project HERE to learn more.

Does Polycarbonate Discolor Over Time?

If you’re wondering whether to install glass or polycarbonate in your patio or shed or roof system, there’s one question that you’re probably asking yourself: Does polycarbonate discolor over time? You already know that polycarbonate is unequalled as a building material because of its impressive properties. While it weighs half as much as glass, its impact strength is 250 times that of glass! Its durability is another one of its commanding features. Polycarbonate, which is used in the making of bulletproof shields, is nearly unbreakable. Colored polycarbonate sheets bring in the added attraction of beauty, as tinted plastic roof panels can add a stunning visual appeal to a building. At Danpal, we’re happy to assure you that polycarbonate’s assets, including maintaining its color, far outweigh any features which glass possesses.

Why Does Polycarbonate Turn Yellow?

First, we’ll address the question: Does polycarbonate discolor over time? Aging of any building material is inescapable, just as aging affects our own bodies as we get older. A standard, uncoated polycarbonate sheet will retain its visual appearance for approximately 5 to 7 years before the constant exposure to direct sunlight will begin to cause yellowing and discoloration. What our research and development team at Danpal has done is find ways for polycarbonate to maintain its attractive appearance for a longer time. It’s true that clear polycarbonate, if it hasn’t been coated, is vulnerable to the effects of sunlight. Danpal’s UV coating can extend the life of polycarbonate sheets to 15 years so that it lasts longer and looks great.

That UV coating that protects polycarbonate also protects you. Approximately 10 percent of the radiation that the sun generates comes in the form of UV or ultraviolet rays. Too much exposure to UV rays can possibly lead to melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer. It also can cause less dire conditions such as wrinkling of the skin and freckling.
Just as we want our own personal appearance to retain a healthy look for as long as possible, we want the same for our buildings. A colored façade does so much to enhance the impression that a building makes upon the surrounding structures. You’ll find the colors, tints, and finishes that you want for your building when you consult with Danpal’s experts. Let your imagination soar over the polycarbonate as if you’re an artist with a palette in your hands.

Those tinted polycarbonate roof panels don’t just give a structure eye-catching beauty, however. They’re also capable of keeping areas cooler when it’s hot outside, thanks to their capacity to cut up to 70 percent of solar energy and reduce the amount of radiation that’s coming inside.

Does Polycarbonate Discolor Over Time If Proper Cleaning Methods Are Used?

Polycarbonate is a low-maintenance building material that keeps its appearance without a great deal of extra work on your part. However, proper cleaning products and methods are an important way to extend the life span of your clear and colored polycarbonate. Never use cleaners that contain ammonia! Ammonia is a common ingredient in many popular household cleaning products, but it can spoil the appearance of the polycarbonate parts of your deck or conservatory.

Even the cloth that you use matters when cleaning polycarbonate. Don’t use a dry cloth, or you may end up rubbing the dirt into the colored polycarbonate sheets and scratching them. As strong as polycarbonate is, it is susceptible to scratching, so remember to clean with care.

If you’re looking for a roofing system that will give your patio or shed long-lasting performance and beauty, look to Danpal for the colored polycarbonate that is going to withstand the rigors of weather and time, and add a unique beauty to the neighborhood.

How Does Polycarbonate Roofing Provide Shade With Color?

To all who wonder, “does polycarbonate roofing provide shade” the answer is that a skylight shading system is uniquely designed to offer protection from the sun even while admitting natural light inside. The reduction in the effects of the sun does create a degree of shading, along with the UV protection for which even a single polycarbonate roofing panel in clear format is justly well known. A colored façade with different tints can provide different levels of shading, but the broader purpose of polycarbonate plastic roof panels, such as what can be seen in a greenhouse, is for the optimum light transmission that controls the effects of the sun.

How Does Polycarbonate Roofing Provide Shade?

Polycarbonate roofing systems offers a tremendous amount of versatility, so how much shade is provided depends upon the system that you choose.

For instance, you might choose a polycarbonate roofing system for your patio so that you get protection from harmful UV rays while you’re sitting outside, but you’re still able to enjoy the sunlight that comes in. Translucent polycarbonate roofing that blocks out close to 100 percent of the UV rays isn’t stingy with the sunshine. UV rays, as we know, can lead to skin cancer if we don’t shield ourselves from the danger. But there are many benefits to sunlight which are also important to consider. Sunlight is a source of Vitamin D, something that we all need. In the fall and winter, when sunlight is more scarce and darkness predominates, many people suffer from seasonal affective disorder or SAD. Natural light has been shown to improve our moods so that we feel more optimistic and productive.

Tinted polycarbonate roof panels are a fairly recent development in the building industry. These colored polycarbonate sheets with a special coating reflect infrared radiation outward. The right finish eases the glare of the sun so that the interior space still has sufficient lighting even though it’s more evenly dispersed.

There are clear versions of polycarbonate that are as transparent as glass, but weigh half as much and are a lot easier to work with. And when you decide that tinted plastic roof panels are the way to go, you reap these rewards of working with polycarbonate.

Skylight Shading Systems To Balance The Natural Light

Finding the ideal balance between sunlight and shade is a matter of personal preference. Some people like to be in a room that seems to glow with natural light; others prefer a balance. What no one wants is glare, and reducing glare is one of the key features of a skylight shading system.
Having a built-in polycarbonate skylight dome in the structure can provide the natural light you crave without the glare that comes with having too much of a good thing.

Danpal has mastered the formula for providing a balance between sunlight and shade. The Danpal translucent skylight system, which can be installed on both commercial and residential spaces, provides a happy medium for those who love the sunshine, and those who love the shade, while sharing the same interior spaces.

How Does Polycarbonate Roofing Provide Shade Using Colored Facades?

Colored polycarbonate sheets are the perfect marriage of performance and esthetics. Color adds so much to the appearance of a structure, defining a building as modern or traditional, bold or neutral. When color brings its beauty to the function of polycarbonate, the result is a blend of light and color that influences the shading. Thanks to the adaptations provided by cutting-edge technology, a smart façade can even adapt to the conditions of the environment as it controls the output and input of heat while controlling ventilation and maximizing natural light.

As a building material, polycarbonate is valued because of its high quality, its durability, its light weight, its resistance to UV rays, and its ability to withstand extreme temperatures. As the sentry standing guard over the amount of light and shade that comes inside, a skylight shading system with colored polycarbonate gives you the best of the natural world and the best of what technology has created.

What Is Polycarbonate Roofing And Why Is It The Right Choice?

What Is Polycarbonate Roofing?

If you have plans to install a new roof, and you need to decide what roofing material is the best choice, it’s likely that you’ve been asking, “what is polycarbonate roofing?” Polycarbonate is a lightweight material that comes in a variety of colors, is capable of withstanding both very high and very low temperatures, and is easily installed. If you’re in the market for a roof over your deck, patio, or conservatory, you may already have learned how effective polycarbonate roofing panels will be in providing shelter from the elements.

What Is Polycarbonate Roofing Used For?

Polycarbonate roofing sheets come in various forms to be applied for different purposes. Foam-backed polycarbonate roof panels are commonly used in structures with slightly sloped roofs such as sheds and carports. Because polycarbonate roofing systems are flexible, the installation process is simple and doesn’t take a lot of time.

Foam-backed polycarbonate roofing sheets, because of their strong insulating properties, are a favorite for factories and warehouses, and other industrial buildings, because the interior will remain warm in the cold weather. They also have an advantage in the hot weather because of the protective coating that reflects ultraviolet rays.

Polycarbonate roofing panels in clear form can serve both an effective and an esthetic purpose when installed where natural light comes in through the roof. Danpal’s famed daylighting architecture enables sunrooms and patios to perform at their best. If you want to have an outdoor area where natural light is present and glare is not, then polycarbonate plastic roof panels will incorporate nature into the décor.

If you’re wondering what makes a polycarbonate roof system attractive, you’ll understand when you see the array of colors that are available. The options for polycarbonate are an artist’s palette, and you’re the one who gets to select the colors.

Why Are Polycarbonate Roofing Systems So Popular?

Whether a roof covers a warehouse, a sun porch, or a shed, it’s going to take a beating from the elements. The roof is the first line of defense for any building: in order for the interior of the structure to stay dry, the polycarbonate roof panels above it need to withstand pounding hail, torrential rain, howling winds, heavy snow, and intense heat and sunlight. It’s no wonder that polycarbonate is highly regarded for its durability.
Polycarbonate is sturdy enough to be used in the making of bullet-proof shields. That’s conclusive proof that polycarbonate roofing panels are able to withstand the mighty forces that extreme weather brings.

Polycarbonate plastic roof panels win the contest when weather is the opponent in other ways as well. Not only are they resistant to the weather variables, but as the years go by, polycarbonate is a material that doesn’t fade or distort.

Installing polycarbonate roofing systems is easy! Polycarbonate is light in weight and flexible, which makes it perfect for those Do-It-Yourselfers who enjoy doing their own home projects. You can use a handsaw to cut polycarbonate roof panels.

The Cost Of A Polycarbonate Roof System

It’s true that polycarbonate is a more costly building material than some of the others on the market. However, when you consider the durability of polycarbonate and how much homeowners save with roofing that is so resistant to damage, you can see that, in the long run, polycarbonate is the more economical option. Easier installation is another means by which choosing polycarbonate roofing sheets translates into easy on your wallet.

If you still have questions about the superior merits of polycarbonate roof systems, contact the nearest Danpal representative. You’ll get honest, accurate answers to help you make your decision. When you ask a Danpal representative, “What is polycarbonate roofing?” you’re going to like the answer!

Polycarbonate Answers The Question: What Is The Best Clear Roofing Material?

Someone who’s planning a home project and wants to know what is the best clear roofing material might mistakenly assume the answer is glass. However, glass has significant drawbacks which make it inferior to polycarbonate. When it’s time to choose clear roof panels for a particular building project, you should consider the advantages of polycarbonate because of its marvelous daylighting properties.

What Is The Best Clear Roofing Material for Natural Light?

Unlike most building materials, polycarbonate is clear, making it uniquely suited for incorporating natural light into the interior spaces. Perhaps your first response is, “But glass is also clear. What makes polycarbonate superior to glass?”

Polycarbonate roofing panels in clear form aren’t superior simply because natural light can enter within, although that’s definitely an asset. Because polycarbonate is a thermoplastic material, it’s very flexible and easy to work with. Its light weight makes it easy to transport. These features are time savers in the process of completing a building project. Time savers are also money savers.

What Is The Most Durable Clear Roofing Material?

How long do you want your roofing system to last? As long as possible, right? You want your clear roofing panels to last longer than a season of winter snow and cold, rainstorms, hot summer heat, and destructive hail. Because polycarbonate is so durable, it has the strength to withstand the wild weather. While clear roofing sheets are effectively presenting a barrier that keeps out the adverse elements, they’re also letting in natural light. Strong enough to stop weather, clear enough to bring in daylight. That’s the charm of clear roof sheeting.

What Is The Best Clear Roofing Material For Your Happiness And Health?

You might never have considered whether your choice of building material can have an effect on your wellbeing. There’s a trait that people all over the world share, and that’s the appreciation for sunlight. Danpal, which has a business presence on five continents, knows quite a bit about climate. There’s just something about natural light that makes us feel better. Architects know it too, and that’s why they’ve begun to rely on polycarbonate roofing panels in clear designs so that Danpal’s daylighting architecture can flourish. A prized building design is a whole lot more than just placing a roof on top of a structure. The building can bring a sense of harmony between occupants and structure. With a solid polycarbonate sheet as part of the roofing system, the outdoors comes inside.

There’s actual scientific proof that exposure to natural light is good for us. If you spend your workdays inside a cubicle, with no access to windows at all, you know how glad you are when it’s time to leave and you’re free to go outside and savor the sunshine for a little while. We tend to underestimate the power of sunlight, but anytime you’re inside, but underneath clear roof sheeting, you realize how much Mother Nature’s sunlight benefits you.

Exposure to sunlight leads the brain to produce serotonin. Low levels of serotonin can lead to depression and other conditions. Architects have responded to this information by designing structures that incorporate daylight from outside into the internal spaces.

Now you can see why using clear roofing panels make such a difference. Doesn’t everyone want the best of both worlds that polycarbonate delivers? Strong but light. Flexible but durable. Whether you choose a roof made of polycarbonate sheeting that’s transparent, semi-transparent, or opaque, you’re getting a product that’s far superior to glass. When making your decision on a roof, choose the system that brings sunlight into the design.

How Long Do Polycarbonate Roof Panels Last In Sun?

Danpal knows that in order for a building to be able to withstand the elements, its roofing needs to be stronger than the weather. It’s natural, when thinking of harsh weather, to immediately picture the winds, the snow, the rain and storms and the hail, as a roof’s main enemy. But what about the sun? There’s a lot of heat coming out of the sky, as, day after day in the hot weather months, the sun’s rays beat down upon the roof. Danpal’s engineers and designers have shown how effective polycarbonate roof panels can be in the contest between roofs and weather. But consumers are curious: is polycarbonate really the best choice for roofing material, and just how long do polycarbonate roof panels last in sun?

Polycarbonate Roof Panels And Extreme Hot And Cold Weather

The length of time that polycarbonate roof panels will last depends upon the maintenance that the roof is given, and the kind of weather that it’s exposed to. If a roof is well maintained, it can last between 10 to 20 years before it’s going to need to be replaced. There are even instances where the polycarbonate roof panels have lasted 30 years. Polycarbonate has the capability to resist extreme temperatures, both cold and hot. That feature makes polycarbonate roof panels particularly effective in climate zones all over the world.

If the building is located in a cold weather climate, where winters are harsh, the roofing panels may need replacing on a more frequent basis. Polycarbonate roofs often come with an extended warranty from the manufacturer, which attests to the durability of this popular building material.

Why Polycarbonate Roof Panels Are The Best Choice

Polycarbonate probably isn’t the first material that comes to mind if you’re in the market for a new roof. If you live in a region where hot weather is punishing, you should definitely consider the merits of polycarbonate. But in today’s climate-conscious world, where ecological responsibility is a priority for consumers, isn’t it time to consider choosing a roofing material that reflects your environmental priorities? Just because slate, asphalt, cement and wood are the more traditional roofing materials doesn’t mean that they’re the best choices for today’s architecture. In fact, as we do our best to help reduce our carbon footprint and keep our planet healthy, we’ve discovered that building materials can also play a vital role in this environmental rescue mission.

Polycarbonate is light in weight, so it’s easy to work with. It’s flexible. It’s cost-effective. It’s also uniquely designed to withstand weather. You’ve seen polycarbonate in conservatories and greenhouses but you might not have realized why it’s used so often in those structures? Polycarbonate, a thermoplastic, was originally used in these buildings because plants need to be able to thrive in a temperature-controlled atmosphere. It didn’t take long before architects realized that polycarbonate roofing panels that enable plants to thrive are also good for people.

Polycarbonate Roof Panels Are The Smart Money Choice

Unlike glass, polycarbonate is easy to customize. It can be shaped and re-sized onsite, which is a tremendous asset for construction crews. It doesn’t just come in various sizes, but it’s also available in different colors, which adds to its visual appeal. Get the roof system you need in order to be comfortable no matter what part of the world you live in. Sunny summers, freezing winters, and everything between, that’s the polycarbonate roof panel option.

Weather is weather and sun is sun, no matter if a building is commercial and residential. Isn’t it good to know that with polycarbonate roof panels, you can work and live in a structure that’s fortified by Danpal innovation?

Polycarbonate Roofing Gives All-Season Protection

If you want a roof that offers the natural light of the outside world while you still enjoy those indoor comforts like protection from the elements, you’re ready for a polycarbonate roof. In the past, roofing was made of materials that shielded occupants from wind, rain, and snow, but couldn’t offer natural illumination. Technological advances have led to the creation of polycarbonate, an innovative building material that tells Mother Nature when she can enter and when she must stay outside. If you want to learn more about how polycarbonate roofing can enhance your interior living and working space, the building experts at Danpal can help you.

Four Reasons To Install Polycarbonate Roofing

Polycarbonate is light in weight, making it easy to transport, handle, and install. This feature makes polycarbonate roofing an economical choice as well as a practical and esthetic decision. With less labor required in the process, time and money are both saved.

Weather rules the skies, but with polycarbonate roofing, there’s resistance to the impact of hail, snow, wind, and rain. Polycarbonate is extremely durable and capable of withstanding the forces of nature.

Polycarbonate roofing isn’t just a shield against harsh, cold weather. It also protects against the sun’s harmful UV rays. When UV rays aren’t allowed to penetrate the roofing, interior spaces can stay cooler even when it’s hot outside. They can also retain indoor heat when the weather is cold. The benefits to your energy bills will be quickly apparent. What’s equally important is the benefit to the environment. Less energy is used and the building’s carbon footprint is minimized.

While plastic roofing can discolor with age, polycarbonate retains a clear appearance that continues to allow the light from outside to come through. People who love the effects of Dangal’s famed daylighting architecture will welcome transparent polycarbonate roofing.

The Appeal of Clear Polycarbonate Roofing

Natural light has been proven to be a source of wellbeing for human beings, but we can’t live outdoors. So polycarbonate roofing system is the next best thing. We can enjoy the remarkable benefits of natural illumination: we see better, we feel better, we’re more productive. Danpal’s holistic approach to the manufacturing of building materials like polycarbonate means getting the most out of a sunny day without paying too high a price. Polycarbonate reflects but doesn’t absorb UV rays, so we don’t have to worry about any potential ill effects. Sunlight and shade can be controlled so that glare is reduced.

When the weather outside is frightful, being inside is delightful because your polycarbonate roof is keeping the cold and wet elements outside where they belong.

The Esthetics of Polycarbonate Roofing

When you decide to install polycarbonate roofing, you’re making a decision that adds beauty to the construction. Although polycarbonate is often transparent like glass, it can be customized so that colors, levels of transparency, finishes, and textures can be added. With polycarbonate as the material of choice, you’ve decided to let your roofing reflect the character of the structure. Traditional or modern, bold or subtle . . . the choice is up to you.

Polycarbonate Roofing Is The Energy Efficient Choice

How well your residential or commercial structure insulates its interior is a significant factor when assessing its energy efficiency. Today’s environmentally alert consumer knows that good insulation prevents energy from being wasted. Is the temperature of your working or living spaces consistent throughout the year? If it’s not, then you should check to see if moisture has compromised your insulation.

If you have polycarbonate roofing, you can be confident that moisture from rain and snow has not penetrated your internal space. Your insulation will remain dry and energy won’t be escaping.

Polycarbonate Roofing Sheets, Gazebos, and the Great Outdoors

Architects have been singing the praises of polycarbonate for some time now, so much so that this popular building material has become a favorite of everyone from the professionals in the construction field to DIYers working on projects. Why is polycarbonate in such demand? It’s lighter and stronger than glass, it’s customizable and easier to work than other traditional materials, and it’s able to withstand punishing weather. If a gazebo is in your future, then you would do well to consider polycarbonate roof panels as part of the design. Danpal, with over half a century in the building industry, can help you choose the roofing that’s just right for your project.

Polycarbonate And Performance Make A Great Team

A gazebo adds so much to the appearance of your property. Anytime you’re thinking of adding an outdoor structure to your outdoor space, you need to assess how well it will stand up to the weather. Do you live in an area where the sunlight is intense? Then you’ll be interested to learn that polycarbonate roof panels boast of impressive UV resistance. No matter how intense the heat is outside, the polycarbonate roof panels aren’t too hot to touch. Even after hours of exposure to sunlight, the material retains its strength.

Polycarbonate roof panels perform well in cold weather too. Are you in a region that has fierce storms and wind gust? You’re going to want to know that polycarbonate roof panels are 250 times more durable than glass. Simply put, polycarbonate is an all-season product that outperforms the traditional materials that were commonly used in the past.

Why Polycarbonate Is Most Suited For Gazebo Roofing

The strength of polycarbonate roofing panels comes from their inherent composition. Polycarbonate is made out of thermoplastic polymers designed for both strength and flexibility. That’s an impressive pairing. Consider the advantages of a roof that’s flexible enough to be shaped on the building site, and at the same time, strong enough to resist the impact of hail.

Shatterproof polycarbonate is so remarkable that, even if it’s dropped, it won’t break. Yet it’s so flexible that it can be shaped into the preferred shape that suits your design.

What Type of Polycarbonate Panels Are Best For Gazebo Roofing?

Because a gazebo is in an outdoor setting, its roofing needs to filter out harmful UV rays while simultaneously allowing light to enter. Tinted or transparent polycarbonate roof panels will satisfy that requirement, depending upon just how much sunlight and shade you want the gazebo to deliver.

Unlike glass, polycarbonate roof panels don’t absorb UV rays, they reflect it so that, on the steamiest hot day of summer, your gazebo and the people inside have full UV protection. Here are some numbers that will convince you: polycarbonate blocks out 100% of the sun’s harmful UV rays; glass can only block 25% of UV rays. While polycarbonate roof panels are preventing UV rays from coming in, they’re letting in 90% of the natural outdoor light.

Because of the gazebo’s outdoor location, and the inevitable effect of weather, the structure benefits from multiwall polycarbonate roof panels which have multiple layers. When rain pours down or hail strikes, the layering provides that protective durability that is a trademark of polycarbonate. The gazebo roof will look as attractive as glass, but without the weaknesses that make glass a less desirable building material.

Easy Installation Of Polycarbonate Roof Panels

Adding a gazebo doesn’t have to be an intrusive project if you’re working with polycarbonate, which is a very light material that’s easily transported. Glass, on the other hand, is heavier and not as flexible, making it more burdensome in both its transportation and installation.

A gazebo adds to the appearance and the value of your property. Choosing the right roofing is both an esthetic and an economic factor in your decision. Choosing glass would mean that weather is a constant threat to the life span of the gazebo roof. What if hail strikes and causes a crack in the glass? Even a small crack can spread and cause the glass to shatter, leading to the expense of replacing it. With polycarbonate roof panels, you can rest easy in your home, knowing that your gazebo has all the protection it needs against Mother Nature.

Bring Natural Light Inside With Danpal’s Transparent Roofing Solutions

You may not think of architecture as a source of wellness, and you may never have considered how building materials are capable of influencing mindfulness, but if you’re exploring options in transparent roofing solutions, you’re entering a vibrant realm of possibilities. Transparent roofing material can transform an architect’s vision into an inspirational structure. Clear roofing material, which by its composition is a superior source for admitting daylight into interior spaces, is capable of promoting both productivity and a sense of wellbeing. At Danpal, where we research, develop, and manufacture materials that are designed for a purpose as well as for appearance, we know that a structure needs to maintain a holistic balance between the performance of the building and the needs of the people within. This article will explain how the choice of installing a polycarbonate roof system affects much more than a physical entity known as a building.

You Can Rely On Transparent Roofing Solutions To Bring Daylight Inside

Polycarbonate roofing systems are made of a building material renowned for its strength. Polycarbonate lets in nearly as much natural light into a building as glass, yet it’s 200 times stronger. Glass cannot claim the same strength that polycarbonate has. That’s why Danpal finds that this clear roofing material has captured the attention of architects and construction crews.

More exposure to natural light provides so many benefits for us. Studies have shown that people who work in an office environment that offers exposure to natural light actually demonstrate noticeable improvements in their productivity when they’re awake, and experience greater quality of sleep when they aren’t. Better sleep at night leads to more energy during the day. There’s no way to put a price on how much better people feel when they’re in the presence of natural light, but the results are priceless!

Polycarbonate roofing systems do not have to be transparent in order to allow natural light to enter interior spaces. The polycarbonate roofing sheets can also be translucent and opaque and continue to allow natural light to enter. Opaque and translucent polycarbonate roof panels can even have different tints and colors, and still let in natural light.

The Benefits Of Transparent Roofing Solutions

The installation of a polycarbonate roof system offers an impressive array of advantages:

  • Significantly stronger and lighter in weight than glass
  • Flexible, bendable, and easy to customize
  • High impact resistance
  • Keeps its transparency and shape for a long time
  • Easier to install

The Right Transparent Roofing Material Enhances The Transmission of Light And Heat

If you’re wondering whether the installation of transparent roofing material will lead to a buildup of heat beneath the roof, don’t worry; there are easy ways of addressing that issue. The heat that’s created when more light enters in through clear roofing material comes from the sun’s infrared radiation. Adding certain colors containing heat-blocking additives to the panels can manage the ratio of heat and light that builds up. The end result keeps you comfortable inside.

Designing and constructing a building often focuses on cost, labor, and materials. But Danpal doesn’t forget that one of the most beneficial elements to add to a building plan is also one that comes at no cost. Mother Nature doesn’t charge for daylight. All it takes is for an architect to design a building that employs the daylighting architecture pioneered by Danpal. Choosing a polycarbonate roof system that adds sunlight to the design is an affordable way to welcome nature inside.

Translucent Polycarbonate Roof Panels Bring In Outdoor Appeal

Translucent polycarbonate roof panels are the architectural solution when you’re searching for a way to bring more daylight and sunshine indoors without having to handle the unpleasant features of the outdoor world. Thanks to the properties of translucent roof panels, daylight can become part of your living space and working space.

Translucent roofing sheets allow the visibility and warmth of the natural world to make your indoor domain more pleasant, while still offering the protection you need from the elements. After all, as much as we love the benign features of the outdoors, we aren’t going to invite rain, hail, or wind inside!

The Strength And Appeal Of Translucent Polycarbonate Roof Panels

Polycarbonate has become the wonder material of the construction industry. The esthetic attraction of translucent roofing material is visibly apparent: what other building material offers such a variety of dimensions and colors? It’s easy to assume that a material which delivers such a range of visual options must have sacrificed strength for beauty, but that’s completely incorrect.

Polycarbonate is incredibly strong, which means that translucent roof panels made of polycarbonate are designed to withstand the fierce elements of weather. It’s not just rain and snow that punish a building; the sun, too, wields a powerful force that over time, can damage a structure. However, thanks to the strength of polycarbonate, translucent roofing sheets not only protect from the harsh weather forces, but they’re also designed to lower UV radiation. Remember that UV protection is a shield from potential harm from the sun not only for a building, but also for you.

Architects appreciate the opportunity to design structures that incorporate translucent roofing material into the plans because polycarbonate is flexible and lightweight. It’s a better building component than glass because the roof can be supported by lighter framework, which makes it less expensive to install. If you want a translucent roof that curves, it’s polycarbonate that will deliver the goods.

Translucent Polycarbonate Roof Panels And Energy

Danpal, a company with over half a century of innovative expertise in the building industry, has long known what our competitors are now starting to learn: in order to build for both the people and the planet, we need to design materials that support sustainability and responsible energy usage.

These translucent roofs don’t just put a lid on a house or office building: they have the thermal capability to reduce the heat of the sun by almost 70% during the summer season. When you factor that number into the expense of air conditioning, you can see how translucent polycarbonate sheets support energy efficiency, because now your roof is carrying more of the cooling burden that keeps you comfortable. Less energy used is better for the planet and better for your finances.

Translucent Polycarbonate Roof Panels And Outdoor Structures

We don’t spend all of our time inside our homes and workplaces, of course. Even so, translucent roof panels are doing their part to keep us comfortable when we’re browsing in a shopping mall, enjoying activity in a sports complex, or even when we’re in a greenhouse looking for plants for our gardens. You can have indoor comfort with nature’s beauty if your outdoor living center has translucent patio roof panels. Translucent roofs made of polycarbonate transmit up to 85% of availably light when they’re compared with outdoor roofing that’s made of different materials.

When making your roofing decisions, translucent polycarbonate roof panels are going to rank high on your list of choices. You’ll have the strength you need, the beauty you want, and there’s another reason to choose translucent roofing material. Natural light is beneficial in so many ways. We see better with natural light, but we also feel better. Scientific studies have shown how natural light boosts our productivity and nurtures a feeling of wellness within us. Why not install the roof that makes you feel as if there’s sunshine inside you?

A polycarbonate roofing panel in clear design creates a unique bond between the comfort of the inside domain and the sensory appeal of the world beyond walls. What other construction component can deliver such a dual blend of natural elements and advanced building techniques? Access to sunlight without the dangers of ultraviolet rays? Translucent roofing sheets that are durable enough to hold rough weather at bay while opening the view to the skies overhead? And is it any surprise that Danpal, a trailblazing company in the manufacturing of building materials that embrace energy efficiency and sustainability, would find so many versatile ways to enhance architecture with the use of translucent roof panels?
For Danpal engineers, designers, and researchers, the company motto of Global Vision, Local Focus isn’t just a slogan. It’s a contract with our clients and our planet. We all thrive when we work together.

Newhaven Energy Recovery Facility, a Curvaceous Colosus

Imposing in size but well-integrated in its environment, the Newhaven Energy Recovery Facility on quite a difficult terrain, along the Ouse river, wedged between heterogeneous industrial buildings and residential areas, along a regional park.

The building is partially buried and emerges from the ground only 27 m high out of the 45 m required for the waste treatment process that is carried out over 200 m in length.

All that can be seen has been softened, rounded, curved to visually blur the building and reduce the impact on the environment. The building exterior is designed in three parts, which correspond to different stages of waste treatment.

On one side, the waste is received under a steel cladding, whereas at the other end an apse in porous textile covers the cooling elements. Between the two, a huge Danpalon® hall covers the processing pit and the heart of the system. During the day, light enters and lights up the installations. At night, the continuous activity of the building is gently enhanced with minimal light pollution.

In slightly cloudy weather, the milky appearance of the cladding allows it to almost merge with the sky, thus minimizing the visual impact of the imposing building. It was a difficult architectural choice to have made transparent what is usually opaque, and curve what is usually square. A choice that has had a positive effect as this treatment center has not been subject to the usual controversies that these kinds of projects are generally known to face.

 

Newhaven Energy Recovery FacilityDETAILS OF THE PROJECT:
Name of the Project:  Newhaven Energy Recovery Facility, UK
Applications: Facade + Skylight
Systems: Danpal Facade System + Danpal Roofing System
Thickness: 16mm, 1040mm
Colors: Clear Softlite
Company: Soprema
Architects : Jean Robert MAZAUD, S’pace
Installer: Lakesmere (UK)
Copyright: © S’PACE SA

 

Patio Skylights Offer the Most From Indoor/Outdoor Living

Install A Patio Skylight For An Indoor/Outdoor Home Experience

If your home has a patio skylight, you’re well aware that outdoor living has given you an exhilarating way to enjoy all the comforts of home without being cooped up inside. A patio roof with skylights expands the attractions of time spent out-of-doors without having to leave the house. Skylights for patio roof architecture are just one of the unique ways in which homeowners can expand their comfort zone. Here, families and friends gather together to savor a pleasant evening or a celebration without being at the mercy of the elements. A Danpalon patio skylight can be especially accommodating for these events as it enhances the outdoor experience while providing shelter from rain and glare.

There was a time when houses had porches and yards and that was about it, but now, a residence may also have an outdoor area with clear patio roof panels that serves as a cozy entertaining center for company, or a relaxing place for the family to gather. According to the U.S. National Association of Home Builders, the share of new homes that included patios was more than 60% in 2020. This number represents the fifth year in a row that the share of newly constructed homes that include patios hit that record-breaking high! Imagine if all those houses had patios with skylights!

What’s So Special About Polycarbonate Patio Cover?

For one thing, most translucent patio roof panels are made of polycarbonate. You’d expect a polycarbonate patio cover to show significant strength, and you’re right. Although polycarbonate was first used on conservatory roofs, its popularity has expanded to the point where it’s also a favorite choice for greenhouses, solariums, and sun porches. Of course, it’s also commonly used in other commercial structures as well, but its use in outdoor structures shows that it offers that ideal blend of indoor/outdoor appearance and strength that’s so well suited for things like patio skylights. One reason that polycarbonate is the building material of choice in these structures is because many of them would not be able to support roofing made of a heavier material. Ease of installation is always a plus: it saves time and labor for the work crew, and it saves money for the client.

A patio cover skylight made of polycarbonate is almost unbreakable. As a means of comparison, polycarbonate is the material used to make police shields. If polycarbonate can stop a bullet, it definitely has the upper hand when weather attacks. That demonstrates how effective your outdoor patio skylights will be in resisting weather. During the seasons when the weather is uncooperative, you probably won’t be outside on the patio, but isn’t it a relief to know that your patio polycarbonate skylight panels are able to handle the pounding rain and the heavy snow while you’re snug and warm inside?

That resistance is part of what makes a skylight in patio roof design so attractive to homeowners, and so full of potential to architects. The durability of polycarbonate gives it a long life, which is also a money saver. The versatility of your patio skylight satisfies on so many different levels, from the economic to the esthetic.

Patio Skylight Lighting With Translucent Patio Roof Panels

People who have a porch skylight love the sense of being outside under cover, but they also crave the inclusion of natural light. The addition of skylights as a winning feature of the translucent porch roof maintains the brightness of natural light but diminishes the glare that sometimes accompanies sunlight. Danpal technology and building expertise knows just how to handle the whims of weather. Those clear patio cover panels bring in the daylight, but they won’t let it overwhelm you.

Translucent roofing materials for patio use can serve as the master of ceremonies when it comes to weather. They allow sufficient light to come in, but keep rain out. If you have a polycarbonate patio roof, you can be assured that you’re sheltered by a remarkably strong substance, 250 times stronger than glass, but with the flexibility and lightness to readily accommodate an architect’s design. If your home has an outdoor patio roof with skylights, you’ll be relieved to learn that polycarbonate is resistant to discoloration from the sun’s rays.

A little touch of the outdoors lets us appreciate our interior living space so much more. The option of enjoying time under a patio skylight is a form of architectural seasoning for the menu of our daily indoor living. Our homes have been transformed by many things: advances in research and development that have led to more efficient, effective building materials; an appreciation for the outdoors that doesn’t intrude upon comfort; finding a balance between the homes we live in, and the settings in which they are built. Patio skylights allow architects, builders, and clients to work as partners in order to design, build, and live in a dream home!

Impact Resistant Skylights

Most of the time, when we think about weather issues, we consider the problems caused by heavy rains, which often create havoce3444 as basements flood and in severe cases, rivers overflow, leading to catastrophic damage at great cost.  Then there’s snow, which brings its own set of weather issues to consider. Hail doesn’t happen as often as rain and snow, but everyone is familiar with it.  Hail can cause damage to cars, aircraft, even livestock! The damage that hail inflicts on roofs often goes unnoticed, however, until a leak develops.  Roofing systems need protection from the potential damage that weather can cause and this is one of the many areas where Danpal expertise saves the day. Danpal’s impact resistant skylights are durable so that they can resist the possible damage hail can cause.

Impact Resistant Skylights Stand Strong Against Weather

Impact resistance is one of the many features of Danpal’s weather protection arsenal.  Danpal’s impact resistant skylights are strong enough to keep the weather out and prevent hail from causing damage to the roof.  It’s flexible and light to work with, but once it’s in place, it becomes a fortress that guards against the rain, snow, and hail. The Microcell technology that’s used in the panels has been tested for strength and proves itself superior to other building materials when it comes to defending against the weather. 

Impact Resistant Skylights Roofing Have Other Features That Impress

The ease of installation of a Danpal skylight roofing is also true when it’s being fitted onto metal or concrete; its versatility and flexibility work together.  Installation is also facilitated by the customization of the roofing so that it’s available in a wide range of lengths and sizes. The Danpavault Barrel Vault Skylight System can be placed over a metal structure, with aluminum framing options, or it can be self-supporting. 

Contact Danpal to discuss Impact Resistant Skylights for your next architectural project.

 

Multiwall polycarbonate roofing sheets

 

If you look at a building from the vantage point of its roof, you’ll soon realize that if weather were a war, a building would be the frontline troops. That’s because the rain, snow, and hail that surge out of the sky on an inclement day strike the roof without any interruption in their progress to the ground far below.  Danpal knows that in order to stand up to this kind of punishment, a roof has to be strong.  The Centro Acuatico Estadio Nacional CAEN in Chile is an example of the way that a roof can be both strong in purpose and appealing in appearance. That’s why Danpal’s multiwall polycarbonate roofing sheets work like a medal of honor for a building’s protection against weather. Esthetics and strength come together to define a building that performs to the peak of its design without letting weather get the upper hand. 

Clear Multiwall Polycarbonate Roofing Sheets and Strength

Polycarbonate is available in two types, multiwall and solid.  Multiwall polycarbonate sheets are made of hollow air chambers; solid polycarbonate roofing sheets are a clear, flat sheeting. In both cases, polycarbonate is incredibly strong; it’s been hardened to the point where it’s 200 times stronger than glass, although it’s half the weight. With an ability to withstand elevated resistance levels, polycarbonate makes a roof much stronger. 

Multiwall Polycarbonate Roofing Sheet and Flexibility, a superior panel for your glazing

It’s easy to perceive the advantages of working with a glazing building material with superior strength that, at the same time, is light in weight.  Installing a roof with polycarbonate sheeting doesn’t have to be the inconvenient, time-consuming operation that it is with other roofing materials.  Multiwall polycarbonate roofing sheets take much less time to install. Time saved is money saved. In the end, everybody wins. 

Insulated Polycarbonate Roof Panels

How To Insulate Polycarbonate Roof?

One of the most important parts of a building is insulation. It’s not enough to have good insulation.  Insulation can only perform its function if it’s protected from the moisture that rain and snow can leave behind.  Dry insulation plays a crucial role in the life of a building, but it’s also vital for the health and wellbeing of the building’s occupants. If insulation has been compromised by moisture, it becomes a welcome environment for the spread of mold, which can cause serious health problems for people living or working in the structure who suffer from respiratory conditions such as asthma or allergies.  That’s why insulation needs all the help it can get. Thanks to Danpal, Polycarbonate Roof Panels offer just the help a building needs!

How Insulated Polycarbonate Roof Panels Work

Insulation is a vital component in the efficient operation of a building’s heating and cooling systems, which should offer a steady temperature inside throughout the entire year and all four seasons of the calendar. 
The added insulation of polycarbonate roofing, which has air between the layers, reduces the loss of heat. It keeps out the harmful UV rays from the sun, while at the same time allowing natural light to enter.  

Polycarbonate Roof Panels And Where They’re Used

Polycarbonate roof can be installed either as a single layer, which is customary in greenhouses or in multiple layers, which is what is typically seen in a residence or business.
Keeping the right temperature for a building is both an environmental as well as an economical matter. Lost energy that escapes costs you money because it increases what you’re paying to keep your building warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

At the same time, escaping energy is a burden to the environment as we all strive to maintain sustainable lifestyles. Insulated polycarbonate roof panels add an extra layer of protection for your wallet and the world in which we live. 

Contact Danpal to discuss Polycarbonate Roof Panels using our Danpalon polycarbonate sheets and Danpal Roof Solutions for your next architectural project.

 

Best Polycarbonate Roofing

The popularity of polycarbonate as a building material has made Danpal the building company with the best polycarbonate roofing in today’s market. What’s so remarkable about polycarbonate roofing?  Its strength, for one thing; its flexibility for another. The reason that Danpal is a leader in roofing manufacturing is that clients are so pleased with the process and the results that they see.  Architects enjoy the options that polycarbonate roofing gives them and everyone appreciates the visual beauty of the finished product. Danpal’s reputation for quality is well known in the industry and our roofing is one of the reasons why. 

Best Polycarbonate Roofing Systems

Danpal® roofing systems can be installed above or below a structure depending on its engineering and design requirements. With a variety of snap-on, interlocking, dry-glazed connectors, the roofing is a marvel of flexibility.  Its flexibility doesn’t diminish its strength, however; the polycarbonate roofing is made to stand up to weather, no matter how extreme. 

Energy Efficiency and the Polycarbonate Roofing Sheets

Improved “U” and “R” values attest to the impressive energy efficiency of Danpal’s polycarbonate roofing systems.  Its resistance to the elements prevents the pounding hail, driving rain, and heavy snow from penetrating a building’s defenses and causing damage to the insulation inside.  Compromised insulation lets heating and cooling escape to the outside, leading to wasted energy and higher utility costs. 

The Esthetic Qualities of the Polycarbonate Roofing System

It’s microcell technology that improves the quality of roofing by Danpal. There is a tight spacing between the ribs, which displays better natural lighting and, as a result, a more attractive appearance. You can see what we mean when you look at the Zennith Sports Center, a South Korean golf course.  Here, the beauty is apparent, the strength is expected. 

Contact us today for a free demonstration of our best Polycarbonate roofing system  and be ready for your next project!

Best Polycarbonate Roofing Sheets

In an interview, architect Oscar Torrejón described his satisfaction with the Danpal products used in the refurbishment of the Dominican Republic’s Studio Legal Terrero & Mejía. He said that the Danpal products he worked with “exceeded all expectations.” That level of praise is familiar to the Danpal team because, after over half a century in the industry, our reputation for quality is celebrated across the globe. It explains why we can offer the best polycarbonate roofing sheets, so that a building, right from the top, starts at the top!
But you don’t have to be an architect to be a confirmed pro-polycarbonate fan. Even a do-it-yourselfer can tackle a DIY project with confidence, thanks to the lightweight, durable, easily installed polycarbonate sheets.

DIY – Polycarbonate Roofing Systems

For many people, the COVID19 pandemic was a good opportunity to get some home repair projects done around the house. During that period when we couldn’t go anywhere anyway, many of us took the opportunity to get creative with a toolbox. Many of the do-it-yourself amateurs found out that they did a pretty good job, whether they were noticing places where the roof needed some repair, or they wanted a project to occupy their time and leave them with results that they could be proud of. What they found was that it was a lot easier to work with polycarbonate roofing sheets because they’re light in weight and easy to carry. Why lug around a heavy load when you have the option of going light and going better? That’s right, going better, because lightweight polycarbonate roof panels don’t sacrifice strength or durability. The projects moved along quickly because of the ease of installation. Injuries were reduced because the materials were easier to lift and move.

If your latest building project is a greenhouse or a conservatory, you might want to consider multiwall polycarbonate roof panels. Not only are they durable, but when combined with as many as seven layers, they can provide excellent insulation for the space beneath.

Solid polycarbonate sheets present another option for building designs that makes them ideal for greenhouses or balcony screens. Installation is safer than what traditional glass panels offer, and these shatterproof polycarbonate roofing systems deliver 200 times more impact resistance than double glazing can provide.

The Best Polycarbonate Roofing Sheets Make the Best Roofing System

Polycarbonate is a building material that automatically enhances the composition of whatever architectural aspect for which it’s used. Our polycarbonate sheets are made with microcell technology, which is celebrated for being the most advanced system used in daylight applications. As a pioneer in daylighting architecture, Danpal recognized the advantages of polycarbonate from the beginning. You want a roofing system that can withstand a range of weather conditions: Danpal polycarbonate roofing panels can do that. You want a roofing system that delivers the ideal balance between light and thermal dynamics: Danpal polycarbonate roofing sheets can do that.

You rely on your roof to shield your home or business from the outside elements. A polycarbonate roofing system does that and more. In addition to keeping you and your family warm and dry inside no matter what the weather is like outside, the polycarbonate roofing system has an added advantage: its esthetic qualities enhance your home’s appearance, adding to its value and appeal.

How the Polycarbonate Roof Panels Achieve Results And What Are The Advantages

Weather is a tough adversary. No matter where you live, there’s sure to be an element of weather that you find especially challenging. If it’s challenging for you, just think of what a building has to put up with from the outdoors! But Danpal products are tougher, and our polycarbonate roofing sheets are designed with a double-tooth, grip-lock connection for high resistance to powerful winds, heavy snow, and hail. Flexibility is also a trait of our advantages of polycarbonate roofing sheets, which have snap-on, dry-glazed connectors. In order to provide a long life for the roofing system, the Danpalon® panels have a co-extruded UV protection.

Factor in the high-impact resistance with low-scratch resistance and it’s obvious why polycarbonate roofing sheets are the building material of choice for architects. It’s a material that’s easy to make, cut, and mold, and there’s nothing a builder likes better than working with a product that enhances the efficiency of the project. Polycarbonate can be processed and shaped at room temperature because its glass transition temperature of 147 degrees (C) allows it to soften gradually when the temperature increases. Significant plastic deformations won’t make polycarbonate crack or break. In prototyping applications needing transparent or electrically non-conductive components, polycarbonate sheets beat sheet metal, which lacks this versatility.

Here’s another added bonus in using polycarbonate materials that you might not have thought of. Because polycarbonate roofing panels are lighter in weight, they are easier to transport, which means that carbon emissions are lower during transit. Maybe you never thought of roof repair as the smart ecological choice, but if you have a polycarbonate roof panels, you’re already making sound environmental decisions.

Contact Danpal to discuss Polycarbonate Roofing Sheets for your next architectural project.

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.

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 doesn’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 RAIN-SCREEN 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 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 well-being. 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. Ventilated wall claddings are 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!

Exploring The Advantages Of A Polycarbonate Roofing Panel In Clear Designs

What You Don’t See With A Polycarbonate Roofing Panel In Clear Settings

At first glance, it’s easy to think that when you’re looking at a clear polycarbonate roof, you’re seeing everything there is to see. But in reality, many of the advantages of clear roofing sheets are invisible. For instance, those clear polycarbonate panels that you notice in a mall, or a warehouse, or a patio, catch your eye because they’re attractive and they let in the light. You don’t initially notice the strength that defies the elements. You may have observed the long-term effects of sunlight on a low-quality plastic roof that isn’t resistant to ultraviolet rays. The roofing in those instances may bubble and turn brittle when the sun beats down on it.

However, clear polycarbonate sheets have a film coating that’s almost invisible. This ultraviolet protection stops those harmful UV rays from penetrating the panels. The roofing is protected, and so are you! UV rays on clear roofing material that isn’t protected can age the plastic and make it turn yellow. If the skin is exposed to extended levels of UV rays, there’s a risk of cancer. But if you’re sitting under a Danpal polycarbonate roofing panel in clear overhead structures, you don’t have to worry about getting a bad sunburn.

If you’re using multiwall polycarbonate roofing, there’s something else you don’t see that’s going to show up in your wallet. A multiwall polycarbonate clear sheet reflects heat better than any other plastic roofing. They provide insulation, which can help to lower your energy bills.

Combining Sunlight And UV Protection With Polycarbonate Roofing Panel In Clear Manufacturing Designs

As we’ve already noted, each polycarbonate clear sheet that comes together to construct the clear polycarbonate roof that you want is uniquely designed to address varying weather situations. These polycarbonate clear roof panels are made of a thermoplastic material; they let in the natural light that is needed for a structure such as a greenhouse, but at the same time, they resist UV ways and keep out rain and snow, heat and cold.

It’s worth noting that, as durable as clear polycarbonate sheets are, they do have a fragile side. Those clear roofing sheets are perfectly designed for weather protection, admitting natural light, and providing UV protection. But don’t walk on them! They’re not designed to support the weight of a human body. It’s not easy to break a polycarbonate roof, but it is easily dented or scratched. Another way to explain the dual nature of the clear polycarbonate roof is to consider DVDs and audio CDs. They’re also made of polycarbonate, so they’re very durable, but easy to scratch.

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 customised 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 panels are made of polycarbonate, a building material that’s so strong and versatile that it has transformed the industry.

Danpal’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!

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Clear Polycarbonate Panels 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 the polycarbonate roof panel. 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 Plastic Roofing Panels 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. Polycarbonate plastic roof panels 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 Roof Offer Superior Strength

Polycarbonate, a building material that 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 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 system 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 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 the 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 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.

Contact Danpal to discuss  Polycarbonate Roof Panels using our Danpalon polycarbonate sheets and Danpal Roofing Solutions for your next architectural project.

 

Solar and Thermal Planning for New Building

Solar and thermal planning for new building is essential in today’s energy market. Home owners and business owners have a vested interest in orienting their buildings – including location of doors, windows and energy creation – to make best use of local daylight and thermal conditions. Of course, this is going to vary from climate to climate, and geographical location. But some things will remain constant.

These include changing of the sun’s angle by season, thermal gain due to sunlight on glass, and the need for shading options during seasons or in locations where strong sunlight is the rule. Locations that have seasons with extremely short daylight hours interspersed with extremely long daylight hours, that have little or no natural shade or that have a great deal of natural shade will require special treatment.

With that said, Danpal building materials have a great deal to offer owners who are erecting new buildings. One viewer, upon seeing the Danpal website with its catalog of transparent, translucent and opaque building panels said, “Hey, look! It is the Earthship concept all grown up and made beautiful!” Indeed, the Danpal materials embrace ideas and research from earlier energy conscious builders.

Facade Materials for Solar and Thermal Planning in New Building

Solar and Thermal PlanningFirst of all, there is recognition of the need for façade materials for solar and thermal planning in new building that work efficiently and esthetically. Controlite is a Danpal system of translucent glazing materials with internal louvres that constantly adjust, allowing adjustment to a comfortable, no-glare interior that makes efficient use of natural sunlight. An easy-to-install facade solution is Danpatherm, a factory assembled unit that incorporates excellent thermal properties with tensile strength that can resist wind and dirt penetration. During the day, it functions as a wall panel that emits natural light.

Fitted with LED lighting, at night it works as a light box. The combination ensures pleasant lighting at all times. Finally, there are the Danpal translucent façade panels. These combine light weight with tensile strength; weather resistance with ease of installation. They come in a variety of colors and styles, enabling mixing and matching for unique external building designs; in addition, they provide excellent solar and thermal protection, admitting light while blocking harmful UV rays and managing thermal gain.

Combined with a lightweight metal framing system, they are a highly secure means of admitting natural light, and creating an attractive nighttime display of light and color without compromising privacy.

Transparent and Translucent Roofing

Second, Danpal transparent and translucent roofing panels create a constructive, incredibly beautiful answer to the architectural question of how to make skylights – a superb way to get natural lighting into a building – secure and weather resistant. Incorporating the same tough materials and practical building options as the façade materials, Danpal roofing can bring daylight to any room or area that is on the top floor of a building. Furthermore, because it is roofing, rather than an inset window panel, visual interest is achieved by organization and arrangement of the roof supports. For those who would love to look at the stars while falling asleep, without the inconvenience of wind, rain, dust and insects, this is the ideal solution. As for that old movie cliché of falling through the skylight, Danpal polycarbonate roofing systems are designed for a wide variety of weather conditions and are impact resistant.

Shading, for When the Sun is Too Much

Solar and Thermal PlanningFinally, Danpal panels include shading solutions for solar and thermal planning in new building. Sunlight is marvelous for lighting rooms or even for thermal heating solutions, but there are times when enough is enough, and sunlight simply isn’t welcome. For those areas, Danpal translucent louvered shades are the perfect solution. They can be adjusted by the user, and can be set for a broad variety of effects. They come in a wide range of colors. Their jewel tones are not dissimilar to those of a stained glass window – just not quite as ornate. More importantly for the modern user, the panels can be adjusted to that just-right lighting for a particular interior. They shade without gloom, and admit the right amount of natural daylight for that uplifting feeling that comes only from sunlight.

The Danpal systems are designed for efficiency, security and beauty. They can be used for basic Frank Lloyd Wright building styles or incorporated into older or newer types of architecture. With these versatile panels, with their wide array of colors, their unique thermal properties and their modern building systems only the builders’ imagination will limit their applications.