Polycarbonate Wall Cladding Has Superhero Powers

Polycarbonate Wall Cladding

The appeal of polycarbonate wall cladding, quite simply, is that its strength doesn’t interfere with the beauty of the structure. This feature is often displayed in one of the many Danpal projects that has earned acclaim for its blend of two very different, but very important, building features. The stunning attraction of the ALBERCA UNIVERSIDAD POLITÉCNICA METROPOLITANA for example, perfectly displays the unique qualities of polycarbonate wall cladding.

To define polycarbonate as a synthetic resin doesn’t begin to describe the varied qualities of this remarkable product. A polycarbonate wall merits more appreciative adjectives encompassing its features. It is strong, transparent, lightweight, and easily shaped. These traits are one of the reason that polycarbonate forms such easy cladding. But there’s a superhero hiding behind that exterior.

Polycarbonate wall cladding is one of the most widely used thermoplastics in today’s building industry. However, although it was discovered over a century ago, in 1898, it wasn’t commercialized until the 1950s. One of the reasons for the long span of time between its creation and the rise of its popularity may have been color; up until 1970, when it was given clear, glass-like transparency, it retained a brownish tint..

The market for polycarbonate sheets is projected to reach USD 2.11 billion by 2023, promising an annual growth rate of 4.5%. What has made this building material so incredibly popular in today’s construction market?

The Purpose Of Polycarbonate Cladding

Polycarbonate cladding is a decorative covering that gives what was once a plain, ordinary wall a dynamic new identity. A polycarbonate wall is typically nonstructural and does not alter a building’s architectural core or its stability. Despite its lack of a structural role, it does have a function, and can serve as a source of insulation behind the cladding. Polycarbonate cladding is generally displayed on a building’s exterior, but it can also be part of a structure’s interior.

The Allure Of Polycarbonate Wall Cladding

The transformative powers of commercial polycarbonate wall cladding have given architectural design an engaging new definition. When the side of a building is given a new look thanks to the installation of this easy cladding, it alters the appearance of the structure without the cumbersome expense and effort of rebuilding the existing wall. Adding polycarbonate textures and materials to the existing wall is the equivalent of giving a building a facelift, minus the surgery!

Polycarbonate wall cladding is so versatile that an older building attains a new image, perhaps with a polycarbonate wall that is made of composite materials designed to resemble other materials that would be more expensive. What looks like brick, wood, stone, or metal on the outside may be made out of asphalt or fiber cement. Different alternations can be made so that the final result closely resembles the substance that it imitates, but the impression is so authentic that passers-by will be convinced they’re looking at a newly added brick or wood exterior.

Easy cladding is also enhanced by the dazzling array of textures and finishes that Danpal provides. Imagine how an exterior wall with a metal polycarbonate composition would look if aluminum, copper, bronze, or brass enlivened its exterior surface with their beauty! The architect working with polycarbonate wall cladding has the boundless freedom of an artist with so many ways to give a building a new look.

One caveat to keep in mind when giving a structure a new look: make sure that the building was originally built with the strength that will be needed to support the enhancing new feature. This is more likely to be an issue if polycarbonate wall cladding is added to an internal part of the structure. External additions are not likely to create any problems.

Polycarbonate thermal insulation properties help to explain why it is becoming an increasingly popular cladding choice. Multiwall polycarbonate sheets create additional air pockets around the building, improving its thermal performance. And insulation behind cladding isn’t just for improving the heating in your home: your polycarbonate wall also insulates against noise. Maybe you’ve noticed polycarbonate sheets used as partitions in an office or as an acoustic barrier on a construction site. Now you know why; they help to diminish the noise levels.

Making The Case For Polycarbonate Cladding

One of the many reasons that the use of polycarbonate has increased in construction projects is that it possesses the transparency of glass without the fragility. Unlike glass, polycarbonate wall cladding can be readily bent, even onsite, and turned into a curved surface. It can be heated or cooled and then reheated again without degradation, which makes it recyclable. Its strength makes it able to withstand weather elements. It weighs less than half what glass weighs, but is 250 times stronger! It’s even bulletproof, which must make polycarbonate the superhero of building materials.

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