You’ve probably been hearing a lot about polycarbonate as a building material and you might be wondering what all talk is about, especially when the subject is polycarbonate facades. You’re used to the fact that Danpal has been designing and manufacturing innovative building materials for more than half a century, so you know that if we’re making polycarbonate facades, it must be because they’re both strong and lightweight. But there’s a lot more to learn about polycarbonate and why it’s become such a popular material for architects.
Polycarbonate Facades Combine Strength And Beauty
One of the reasons that polycarbonate is so popular is that, because of its light weight, it’s easy to work with and to install. There’s often a misconception that because something isn’t heavy, it must be weak. That’s absolutely not the case with polycarbonate, which possesses superior strength for a long-lasting performance in withstanding the harsh elements of nature.
Things To Know About Polycarbonate
Polycarbonate is a thermoplastic polymer that is strong; in fact, it’s 200 times stronger than glass. Because it’s so easy to work with, it enables customization in many features. It’s easy to install as well, which is one of the reasons why working with polycarbonate means a reduction in cost. There are some variations of polycarbonate that are transparent. Polycarbonate’s versatility is not only recognized when used in making facades, but also for automotive, electronic, and engineering applications. Polycarbonate blocks UV radiation from the sun. Another reason why polycarbonate is so popular in construction is because its composition makes it more compliant with the toughest fire codes; polycarbonate will neither release toxic gases nor spread flames.
Polycarbonate Flexibility Is a Plus In Facades
A polycarbonate façade can give a building’s exterior a dynamic image that enhances its appearance and provides added appeal to the structure and the community in which it’s located. The panels can be arranged into patterns; a façade can be illuminated when translucent polycarbonate panels are joined with LED or ambient lighting systems.
What You Can Expect From A Danpal Polycarbonate Façade
Energy efficiency is always a priority with Danpal products. A polycarbonate façade is created with a unique cell structure capable of generating superior thermal insulation; combined with the improvements in the “U” and “R” values, this increases the energy efficiency of the structure.
Keeping moisture away from the interior of a building is something that polycarbonate facades, with their snap-lock connection system, employ to ensure that the protection from the elements is both airtight and watertight.
Polycarbonate’s flexibility allows architects to design buildings that bring esthetics to a remarkable level of customization. The joints are concealed so that a flush external can be created to warp and twist if that’s the desired appearance. Through it all, the diffusion of light makes each polycarbonate façade unique.
Maintaining that equality of performance and appearance is what sets Danpal products in a class by themselves. When an architect wants to design with materials that express creativity, Danpal is the go-to source for the construction of buildings that look good while doing their job.