An Interview with Danpal Korea President – Mr. Han

We had the fortunate opportunity to sit-down, and talk with a very busy Mr. Han, about his work, as he guides Danpal Korea to a bright future.

Mr. Han is a multitalented individual, who is not only the president of Danpal Korea, but who is also the V.P of the Korea Institute of Architects, and amongst other titles, is an alternate member of the UNESCO-UIA Co-Committee of World Capital of Architecture.

1. Please tell us a little bit more about you and your background?

I am Young-keun Han, the president of Danpal Korea, a commissioner of Presidential Commission on Architecture Policy Republic of Korea, the vice president of Korea Institute of Architects, an alternative member of UNESCO-UIA Co-Committee of World Capital of Architecture and a commissioner of Architecture Commission of Seoul City. I am also an architect and university professor. I have experience in designing buildings and architecture ever since I finished my study of architect in France. During that time, I was able to experience architect and engineering industry for about 20 years and came across to know about Danpalon and its applications as aesthetically flexible building materials having great potential.

2. How did you originally get involved with DANPAL?

While I was in France, I had a chance to design a house for the Bayer France’s chairman and he was very satisfied with the design and outcome. As a result, I became his architectural consultant. From the Bayer’s raw material annual forum, I came to know of Danpalon which uses the Bayer’s Makrolon as the main ingredient. And after that, I have witnessed the design, application, and maintenance of the Bayer group’s Danpalon project. I was marveled at Danpalon as a building material and led me to start my business with Danpal in Korea.

3. Can you tell us more about how you have developed DANPAL Korea, into a successful supplier of architectural solutions (moving away from simple panels)?

As an architect, I have discussed a lot about building structures and materials with my fellow architects. In the early days in Korea, about 15 years ago, polycarbonate panels were not widely used as building envelopes. But I brought these fantastic materials at the moment when architects were seeking and desire of new materials. And I tried to apply Danpalon to well-designed building projects so that they could perform as my showcase.

Based on the high-quality product as Danpalon, I provided skilled engineering to support better applications. Most of all, I have tended to think that I am contributing to the new culture for architecture in Korea, rather than just selling panels for profits.

4. What challenges in supplying our systems for projects, do you continually face in Korea, and how have you overcome them?

Although Danpalon is known as high-end imported material, it is more expensive than four other competitors. In addition to that, products from China are not only cheaper but quicker to be delivered as they close to Korea.

The next issue is the Korean building regulations. Danpal products are globally used but that doesn’t mean they perfectly meet all Korean regulation. Especially, the standard for fire resistance and insulation is getting more and more intensified, and reducing the gap to meet the requirements is not fast enough.

To solve these issues, we approach each case differently and try to identify the client’s desire in early-stage whether he wants superior products or only cares of price so that we know where to put our efforts. We also try to secure more stock available in order to meet the desired delivery time. We understand well that this is not a perfect solution and Danpal products are order-made, therefore, the production requires more time. But we also hope more support from Danpal to find better and more effective ways to reduce delivery time.

For the regulations, we can hardly imagine how the regulations will be in the future. But now the best we can do is to suggest the applicable design of the products complying with the new regulation to our clients.

5. What sort of strategies have you used to overcome local competitors, especially those, who sell on price?

Danpal Korea offers solutions. With my employees’ knowledge and experience in engineering and architecture, and understanding of the Korean market, Danpal Korea provides not only products but Total Service. This means that from the design stage, Danpal Korea works with our clients until their projects end. And even after the projects we go on and check if our clients are satisfied with their results. I believe this could make clients favour our solution over the price.

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6. What do you feel are the key advantages that a DANPAL solution offers, over other more established options in the market?

I think Danpal products are genuinely made by the market-leading company Danpal whereas other similar building material companies imitate and follow the trend created by Danpal. This gives significant differences for product superiority when it comes to application. With the experience and knowledge, Danpal has, Danpal solutions are built for high functioning that actually works. This is because Danpal products are continuously being evolved and get perfected by Danpal’s R&D, which makes other competitors hard to follow.

7. How important is it to provide high-level specification for each project, in order to secure supply, and how do go about this process?

Suggesting on Danpal’s specification is the first step in the process to develop projects.
In that, we need to address our solution’s functionality, efficiency, and as well as economic value to people who design, inspect, and manage projects and people who work on sites. Normally they don’t work in a group all together, so even though we convince the designer or architect, that doesn’t mean that we secured the project. We have to go through and met each stakeholder to be satisfied.

Since Danpal Korea is not a big company that has enough manpower, we have difficulties reaching out to every single one and its satisfaction. But we try to use every available resource as possible. For example, in order to get more information and supports, I use my network in architectural associations that I’m affiliated to.

And more importantly, we let our clients correctly understand the traits of our products and performance, so that we can build mutual trust with our clients and be recognized as a credible and healthy partner.

8. What future do you see for DANPAL in Korea, and how are you gearing up for these changes?

Danpal solutions may not be a substitute for all kinds of building materials for sure. And they are not ordinary materials or ubiquitous applied to everywhere, at least, in Korea so that its market is not as big as other ordinary materials like glass. But I believe its uniqueness can find the niche, and when Danpal solutions are required, there can be hardly ever substituted due to strength and durability compared to lightness and variety of color options.

So far, 85% of our projects are Façade and we have only 15% of roofing projects but we are now expanding to roofing and interior projects. For our future, what I want to do is to combine Danpalon and solar panels for clients who want solar energy. This will increase more marketable area. I am sure that Danpal solutions’ original functionality and technology to enhance energy efficiency and environmentally friendly products can be the answer for not only Danpal Korea but also for Global Danpal.

9. Can you tell us about a project that you are most proud of, and which DANPAL system you ended up using?

The most memorable project to me is Soongeui Arena Park Stadium using Danpal Roofing System. The project required 34.4 meter long panels, the longest panels ever used for our projects. In order to install these long panels inclined, the structure became very complicated. With the help of Danpal, we were able to save structural costs from total expenses. This was because Danpal and Danpal Korea are not just panel sellers but we find and provide the solution and service together.

10. What advice can you provide to our other global partners, on the steps you have taken, to grow the DANPAL brand in, your market?

I often say this but because of its importance, I will repeat it. We are not selling just products and panels. Because our products are not consumer products that can be immediately used as they are, just selling cannot be done without putting extra effort to support clients. Therefore, it is very important to have the experts and qualified manpower to provide engineering services and great marketing as well. 

Our products are designed, tailored, and installed, and this process takes some time until projects finished. And the notion that I obtained in this business is to remind people that we are offering them solutions to solve their problems. With the high-quality Danpal’s solutions and the efforts to provide service, there will be a bright future and your success.

Skylight Roofing Lets Daylight In But Keeps Weather Out

We want it all! We want the beauty of the outdoors but we don’t want to give up the comfort of our indoor dwellings. We yearn for the bright light outside, but our work is conducted within four walls and it seems as if there’s no way to combine the vitality of the outdoors with the practical efficiency of our inside lives. But don’t give up, because there is a way to welcome the sunshine and daylight of the outside world without trying to convince your boss that you’d be more productive if you worked from a treehouse. Skylight roofing is the answer. It’s easy to work with and easy to install and once you have it, you’ll never want to go back to the old-style roofing that keeps the daylight out of sight.

WEATHER AND SKYLIGHT ROOFING WORKING TOGETHER

The treehouse idea really wouldn’t work at all so before you start measuring the height of the branches where you live or work, give skylight roofing some consideration. Weather is a 24/7, 365-days-a-year presence in our lives. The plentiful daylight of summer gives way to the early darkness of fall and winter. Hot, sunny days share equal time, in season, with bitterly cold ones. You might stroll from your car to the office on a bright spring day, but when the rain is pouring down, you’re sprinting as fast as you can to get inside where it’s dry. Skylight roofing lets the weather be the weather and keeps you comfortable inside. You enjoy the way that the light transforms the illumination in your working and living spaces with skylight roofing, and you’re not inconvenienced when the weather is inclement, because you’re inside.

HOW SKYLIGHT ROOFING KEEPS WEATHER IN BALANCE

Once again, it’s Danpal innovation that has developed the means to satisfy everyone who wants it all. Skylight roofing allows sunshine to enter the building, but it blocks snow, rain, wind, and hail from coming inside. That’s because of microcell technology, which has been perfected so that it provides 100% watertight protection against wet weather. You know it’s raining or snowing outside, but it doesn’t interfere with your activities. You’ll reap the benefits of weather—more exposure to sunlight which will improve your Vitamin D levels, without having to wear sunscreen in order to prevent sunburn; you’ll see better because natural light is so beneficial to vision, but you’re not without access to the familiar features of the workplace and living space. The panel ribs of the roofing are spaced tightly together in order to enhance the effect of the light.

WORKING WITH SKYLIGHT ROOFING IS EASY

Another favorite aspect of skylight roofing is the ease of installation. Danpal offers varying lengths and sizes of roofing, all of which slot into designated spots effortlessly and easily without a lot of work. So, not only is skylight roofing please you, but it’s also a pleasure for the crew that’s installing it.

If you want the best of weather without its drawbacks, skylight roofing is the solution.

Controlite® Skylight Roofing: Comfort, Control, Energy Conservation

Look up! It doesn’t matter whether it’s day or night; there’s still something to see. Can’t see anything but the ceiling? That’s because you don’t have skylight roofing. Danpal skylight roofing systems deliver dynamic possibilities for architectural innovation with buildings that are filled with light in the amounts that are comfortable for the occupants. There are health benefits associated with daylight that are enhanced by skylight roofing, one of which is increased exposure to Vitamin D, that vital nutrient that so many of us are lacking because of insufficient exposure to the sun. Skylight roofing protects a building’s occupants from the harsh elements of weather that need to be kept outside while allowing the beneficial aspects, like daylight, to come in. If you’re looking for a way to make your building healthier for its occupants, why not contact Danpal for more information on skylight roofing? Danpal’s Controlite® skylight roofing optimizes the benefits of daylight while still protecting a building’s interior from the harmful effects of weather.

Controlite® Skylight Roofing: Comfort, Control, Energy ConservationCONTROLITE® SKYLIGHT ROOFING OPTIMIZES DAYLIGHT

Danpal’s half-century of innovation has led to the development of architectural solutions that deliver high-quality performance and exciting possibilities. This intelligent daylighting system features skylight roofing with integrated, rotating louvers that adjust positions throughout the day in order to adapt to the changing amount of daylight. Whether it’s the depth of winter or the height of summer, the system enables control of the intensity of the light to suit your personal preference. Skylight roofing by Danpal makes natural light a partner in the building design. In addition to the optimization of light, this skylight roofing system provides a larger surface area; it’s an energy-efficient, sustainable design, and can withstand harsh weather and extremes of temperature.

DAYLIGHT IN, WEATHER OUT: THAT’S THE BEAUTY OF SKYLIGHT ROOFING

Our interior living and working spaces are meant to be comfortable. Walls and ceilings are part of the barrier that keeps the weather from intruding on us; we’re indoor beings and we couldn’t function properly if we had to work and live out in the open, with no escape from cold weather, high temperatures, rain, snow, wind, and hail. Danpal understands that while we appreciate having more daylight inside, we don’t want all of nature’s seasons to intrude upon us. That’s why Danpal’s skylight roofing is built for durability. We use microcell technology so that our panels can deliver complete, 100% watertight protection from the bitter cold, oppressive heat, and rain and snow that weather brings. With skylight roofing, the weather performance is on display outside, but you’re comfortable inside.

CONTROLITE® AND ENERGY CONSERVATION

In a world that has gone from being agricultural to industrial, buildings play a vital role in the way that energy is consumed. With Controlite® skylight roofing, energy used from heating, air conditioning and artificial lighting is significantly reduced so that a building’s environmental impact is less negative. Danpal Controlite® panels can be integrated into the energy-efficient design of a building, making designers eligible for credit points through the green building rating systems.

Clear Roofing Sheets: More Daylight, More Protection

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

Clear Roofing SheetsDANPAL’S CLEAR ROOFING SHEETS BRING DAYLIGHT INDOORS

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

CLEAR ROOFING IS STRONG ENOUGH TO KEEP WEATHER AWAY

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

CLEAR ROOFING SHEETS SUPPORT ENERGY EFFICIENCY

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

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

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

PLASTIC ROOFING IS AN EXCELLENT WEATHER DEFENSE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE FINANCIAL EFFICIENCY OF PLASTIC ROOFING

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

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

Plastic Roofing Performs Better And Lasts Longer

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

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

Plastic RoofingPlastic Roofing For An Easier Installation

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

Energy Efficiency Comes With Plastic Roofing

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

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

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

Appearance Counts With Plastic Roofing

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

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

Danpal to Attend Roof India 2019

ROOF INDIA 2019 is scheduled during 25-27 April 2019 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, India. Asia’s Largest Roofing & Allied Products Event will provide the ideal platform for the booming Indian building construction and infrastructure industry. This International Event showcases emerging trends in both roofing and facade engineering.

Positioned as ‘The Most Definitive Expo on Roofing and Allied Products’, leading manufacturers will showcase their latest products, advanced materials, solutions and technologies to focused trade visitors including architects, real estate builders, roofing contractors, town planners, contractors, structural, civil engineers, EPC consultants, and end-users.

Following a long history of Danpal, providing daylight solutions for both roofing and façades within the Indian market, Danpal has some exciting news. We are proud to be presenting our next generation of advanced light architectural systems, for the building envelope, at Roof India 2019. Danpal’s new generation of products are at the leading edge of the global Green Building trend. The central message of this prevailing trend is to provide energy saving solutions for building envelope applications as used in; roofing, façades, cladding, solar shading, and interiors.

The Exhibition will be held at the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) Hall 3; our Danpal® stand can be found situated at R156.

roof india 2019With more than 50 years of experience in offering aesthetic solutions for architects, Danpal® is particularly well suited to take part in this year’s conference. Our company, serving architectural needs on five continents, has supported a multitude of innovative projects all around the world. By choosing Danpal for your architectural vision, you are choosing from the entire spectrum of natural light. You are being given the chance to select a Danpal® paneling system, possessing a peerless diversity and enabling a level of creativity, which inspires both architects and their clients alike.

Danpal® is highly regarded in the architectural industry for our outstanding level of quality products. We look forward to catching up with many of the architects, project owners and contractors at the conference, whom, we have had the pleasure of working within the past. For attendees, the Congress is a unique opportunity to network with colleagues, friends, and students. All of whom, will have come to share in the debates, enjoy the exhibition, and take part in the various tours and festivals that make Roof India 2019 – the perfect meeting place.

As the world becomes truly global, so do its buildings and the creative impulses that mark a structure in one part of the world can eagerly be adapted to suit the geography of another region. Architects are diplomats with blueprints and the world which they build, is one which reflects the latest research in sustainability, environmental awareness. This ultimately culminates in the timeless beauty of the structures in which we work, study, entertain and live our lives.

Looking forward to seeing you at our Danpal® stand – R156 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre (Hall 3).

If you can not attend the exhibition and you want information about our solutions and systems? Contact our team of professionals in India HERE!

Roofing systems start a building out right

Weather, which comes right out of the sky, is at the top. Next in line is the roof. Those of us down below react to the weather every day, but before it strikes us, it’s already hitting the roof. Whether the sky is shooting down hail that hits like bullets, or pouring rain that pounds upon the surface of the roof, or sending down flakes of snow that accumulate, there’s no way to escape the weather. That’s why building material manufacturers pay so much attention to the products that we develop; we know that a flawed roofing system is going to immediately affect the performance of your building. At Danpal, we’ve had half a century to study the problems that weather causes and that’s given us more than fifty years to develop high-quality roofing systems which are strong enough to stand up to energy and lightweight enough to be easy to work with.

ROOFING SYSTEMSROOFING SYSTEMS KEEP OUT WEATHER

It’s really pretty obvious. A roof is the lid of the building. Its role is to keep the occupants and contents inside free from experiencing the weather that is beating down upon it throughout the seasons. As long as a roof is watertight and airtight, you can be confident that it’s doing its job in keeping drafts and moisture out. And don’t forget sunlight—heat, and sun can also damage a roof, which is why we offer co-extruded UV protection for our roofing systems. For the traditional weather threats posed by rain, snow, hail, and wind, Danpal has developed a double-tooth, grip-lock connection that shuts out weather and enhances thermal protection inside to keep your building’s insulation dry.

R U AWARE OF YOUR ROOFING SYSTEM’S “R” and “U” VALUES?

One of the ways that the construction industry has changed over the past five decades has been in response to environmental concerns. As new regulations were passed that required the building industry to develop products that don’t harm the environment, Danpal invested in research and development to advance the manufacturing of sustainable products. R-values are the resistance to the heat flow; the higher the R-value, the greater is the resistance and the insulation value. The U-values represent the amount of heat that escapes; the lower the U-value, the slower the rate of heat flow and consequently, the quality of the insulation is better.

“U” and “R” values have improved during this time as environmental awareness has become a way of life for consumers and businesses alike.

ROOFING SYSTEMS THAT SUPPORT ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Airtight and watertight means that insulation can do the work it’s designed to do without suffering a loss of performance due to leaks and drafts. Cooling and heating systems maintain a consistent temperature throughout the year with dry insulation. As populations grow and nations become more industrially advanced, we all have an obligation to make certain that the building products that we use do not compromise the health of the planet. Energy efficiency is a benefit to everyone. It costs less for the consumers because you’re only paying for the energy that you use; it helps the planet because energy isn’t wasted and carbon footprints remain smaller.

Weather is tough, but it can’t defeat the performance of a Danpal roofing system.

Polycarbonate Roofs Offer Superior Strength

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

THE TYPES OF POLYCARBONATE ROOF

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

POLYCARBONATE ROOFPOLYCARBONATE ROOFING AND WEATHER RESISTANCE

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

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

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

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

INSULATING QUALITIES OF POLYCARBONATE ROOFING

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

LONGEVITY OF A POLYCARBONATE ROOF

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

Welsh National Sailing Academy. Land, sea and sky.

Situated on an exposed North Wales peninsula between the Irish Sea and the Afon Erch river estuary, the stunning Welsh National Sailing Academy building is both an international centre of excellence for sailing and a multi-purpose event space for the local community.

Working with the Sailing Academy and the Gwynydd County Council, Ellis Williams Architects of Liverpool based the building’s unique design on the classic principle of ‘form following function’.

A unique spiral building design is centered on a large circular main hall, enabling fully rigged boats to be towed in and out with ease while being protected from the location’s strong coastal winds. Curved public terraces overlooking sailing competitions in the bay are situated to the more sheltered north western side, with a glazed café area offering stunning panoramic views of both the bay and the Snowdonia National Park beyond.

Pwllheli-Wesl-National-Sailing-AcademyOn the opposite side, a bar and terrace looks out towards the marina and estuary. A critical design criteria for the project was to maximize the amount of natural daylight entering the circular hall to assist in the preparation of sailing boats and their close scrutinizing by competition judges. To meet this requirement, Ellis Williams specified Danpalon® translucent polycarbonate panel cladding system for both the curved hall façade and the round hall roof.

To harmonize with the project’s extensive use of natural stone gabions, sea grass banking and treated softwood building materials clear (uncoloured) Danpalon® panels were selected and pre-treated with Softlite coating to limit light glare and achieve a subtle matt finish.

The translucent panels also enabled a variety of attractive night time building illumination effects to be achieved using energy-efficient coloured LED lighting, while its excellent thermal properties mean the central hall is able to function as an unheated event space.

With its unique and stunning aesthetic appearance, the Welsh National Sailing Academy has won a series of national architecture prizes including the RIBA Regional, LABC, ICE and CEW awards.

Skylight Roofing Lets Us Live In The Light!

Wouldn’t you like to have a little more daylight in your life? Have you ever sat in a meeting and found your attention wandering as you gazed out the window and wished that you could enjoy more of the sunlight? Does your life feel as if the day is taken up with too many ceilings and floors and doors, and not enough natural light? What you’re feeling is actually natural, pun intended. As human beings, we crave the light. Natural light is the magic ingredient in the formula of life. It can lift our spirits when we’re feeling down. It can make us more productive when we can’t seem to break out of a dull routine. And it also helps us to see better! Grateful as we are for artificial light, it doesn’t compare to the original light of the sun.

Try Skylight Roofing For More Daylight In Your Life

Now that we’ve settled on the fact that we’d like more sky, less roof in our lives, what do we do about it? Tents and treehouses have their place in our outdoor options, but they really wouldn’t work for a permanent lifestyle. Well, what about skylight roofing? Buildings have to have roofs, and people have to have light. Why not choose the option that allows you to have what you must include without sacrificing what you really want?

Skylight RoofingSkylight Roofing Is Strong Enough To Handle Weather

Skylight roofing is a much better option than living out of doors, so before you starting moving the dining room furniture out to the lawn, stop for a minute and think about it. The reason humans don’t live outside is because that’s where the weather is. When we’re inside, we’re comfortable and safe. Outside—well, that’s where the rain falls and the snow flies; it’s where the winds blow, the hail hits, and the sun burns. You don’t really want to have to deal with all that, do you? Of course not. With skylight roofing, you won’t have to. Danpal’s skylight roofing, thanks to microcell technology, is completely, 100% watertight and won’t allow moisture from rain and snow to enter. It’s also able to withstand the intensity of the sunlight because it has UV protection. Light inside, weather outside; that’s what you have to look forward to with skylight roofing.

More About Skylight Roofing and Natural Light

Danpal has been a leader in the building materials industry for over 50 years. During that time, we’ve also pioneered daylighting architecture, a wonderful innovation that brings natural light inside, in exactly the amounts that you want. People who have access to natural light in the workplace find that they’re more productive. Those whose homes are blessed with natural light have discovered that their mood improves and the atmosphere is a much more pleasant one. Since we already know how much natural light benefits us, and we realize that all of our buildings have to have roofs, doesn’t it make sense to choice skylight roofing?

Skylight Roofing Brings Weather Resistance To Your Building

Some people never notice the roof of their homes or offices until something happens. When a roof develops a leak after a particularly powerful rain storm or a heavy snowfall, people notice. When there’s damage to a roof that’s caused by hail or winds, it’s noticed. But other than that, roofs are mostly seen as no more than the top of a building, not very interesting, not very esthetic. Just a roof.

But skylight roofing changes the dull image of a roof into something that’s contemporary and attractive. Skylight roofing lets a building enjoy more of what we all appreciate, and that’s daylight. Skylight roofing turns a roof from dull to dynamic, because it maintains the security of a roof’s function while adding esthetics to the formula. When you place a roof upon a building, your first concern is whether or not it will be able to do its job and withstand the potentially devastating effects of weather. But what if you can have that high level of performance in your roof, and can also have the charm and appeal of skylight roofing?

Skylight RoofDanpavault Barrel Vault Skylight System

Danpal’s reputation for excellent skylight roofing has been sealed with the effectiveness of tis Danpavault Barrel Vault Skylight System. Our skylight roof system is compatible with building that it’s covering; it can be installed on all kinds of roofing, profiled metal, and concrete. Microcell technology, a trademark of Danpal’s superior product line, keeps snow and rain out so that leaks don’t develop. The superior performance of microcell technology, by shielding the building from moisture, is a primary factor in preventing mold from developing inside a building. Once mold spreads, it affects the health and wellbeing of the occupants of a building, particularly those who may have allergies or respiratory conditions such as asthma.

Letting In The Daylight With Skylight Roofing

Skylight roofing is very effective in preventing the negative effects of weather, such as rain and snow, from invading a building’s internal area. Skylight roofing is just as effective in letting in the outside features that building occupants do want to see, and that’s daylight. Natural lighting makes an incredible difference in the way a building’s occupants feel about themselves. It adds to their sense of wellbeing and it improves productivity.. It’s also easier to see when more natural light is admitted into a building.

People who have skylight roofing appreciate the way in which it transforms a building. They relish the way that daylight is no longer denied to them just because they have to spend the day indoors working. Skylight roofing is a liberating architectural innovation that, like all Danpal products, is as strong as it is attractive. At Danpal, a company with half a century invested in its industry, commitment to performance is the way we do business. We believe in our products, we believe in satisfying our customers, and we believe in making the world a better place with the buildings we construct. If you’re looking for roofing that is more than a drab cover to a building, it’s time for you to give skylight roofing a try.