Polycarbonate Skylight Systems Let Daylight In While Keeping Weather Out

If you’d like your home or office building to be on an equal footing with weather, you need to consider the merits of polycarbonate skylight systems. For most of humankind’s time on the planet, shelter has been at the mercy of weather. As architecture and construction advanced through the centuries, the goal has been to prevent weather—the heat or the cold, the damp, the darkness—from making us uncomfortable or causing damage to our living and working spaces. But as we all know, weather has a benign and enjoyable side as well. With the development of naturalite skylight systems, Danpal has found a way to integrate the more popular aspects of nature into our interior space, while keeping the extreme components safely outside. Coming to terms with weather is something that’s easier to do from within a polycarbonate architectural system.

The Strength Of Polycarbonate Skylight Systems

As a building material, polycarbonate is much stronger than you might think. In fact, polycarbonate is strong enough to stand up to weather. We all know from personal experience that weather is a powerful force. In these times of climate change, where we’ve witnessed brutal and deadly storms, blizzards that bring travel to a halt, wildfires that scorch hundreds of acres, and floods that devastate human life and property, we sometimes think that weather has the upper hand. But here are a few reassuring facts about polycarbonate architectural systems that shed new light on the matter.

With impact resistance that is 250 times greater than what glass can claim, skylight polycarbonate sheets don’t surrender to weather. Polycarbonate skylight roofing can also resist temperatures as high as 240 degrees Fahrenheit, which is pretty impressive when the sun is beating down and temperatures are soaring. It’s watertight and shatterproof as well, further adding to its many superior qualities. After all, as much as we might enjoy a lovely spring rain, no one wants to see raindrops coming inside because there’s a leak in the roof!

The Flexibility Of Skylight Polycarbonate Panel

If you’re looking for skylight glazing solutions that are easy to install, you’re going to appreciate all the options that are offered in Danpal’s polycarbonate products. Unlike glass, which is heavy and difficult to work with, the components of skylight polycarbonate panels can be processed at room temperature, even when bending at sharp angles. There’s a lot to appreciate in polycarbonate skylight roofing.

Naturalite Skylight Systems Enhance The Qualities Of Daylight

When naturalite skylight systems are installed in a structure, it’s not the durability or the flexibility that captures the attention of the people inside. It’s the light! Natural light is so much more pleasing than artificial light. We see better with natural light, for one thing, so of course, skylight glazing solutions can offer an inside world that integrates sunlight into our homes, offices, shopping centers, and various other structures. Daylighting architecture is one of the ways in which Danpal has made its mark in the building industry. As part of Danpal’s Global Vision, Local Focus philosophy, it’s entirely logical that architecture would partner with light in a way that utilizes the environment’s abundance without doing harm. In fact, as a building material, polycarbonate plays a holistic role in environmental concerns because it’s so easy to recycle. With a Danpalon skylight, daylight builds a bridge between the transparency of glass and the strength that is polycarbonate.

Polycarbonate Skylight Systems Add Visual Appeal

One of the reasons, until the invention of polycarbonate, that glass was so popular in building designs was because of its transparency. This feature greatly expanded the visual options when architects were creating their plans. But glass, as we’ve already noted, suffers from severe deficiencies. Polycarbonate, on the other hand, is strong. It also resembles glass in its transparent nature. Danpal is well known among architects for the superiority of its research and design engineers, who recognize the importance of esthetics as part of the complete structural performance. Transparent polycarbonate skylight roofing allows the brilliant beauty of the daylight to come right into the interior spaces where you live and work, providing a natural sense of wellbeing. Spending a little more time with daylight, compliments of skylight polycarbonate panels, gives those hours an added charm that traditional roofing and artificial light can’t hope to imitate.

As you envision the appearance of your own naturalite skylight system, you’ll be able to appreciate its strength, its ability to provide insulation, its flexibility and ease of installation, its UV protection and light weight. But more than likely, you’re just going to marvel at the beauty of this polycarbonate architectural system that can do so much and look so good doing it!

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

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Polycarbonate Sheets are a New Favorite in Building Design

You want the best possible materials for your building. As an architect, you recognize that as times change, so does client preference. As technology has developed new materials that provide higher quality, meeting environmental concerns has provided input into what kinds of products should be used in construction. Keeping on top of changes like this means that architects and others who are working in the building industry need to have resources that they can rely on. Danpal, which has been a leader in the building industry for half a century, is a company whose standards are as high as our dedication to innovation. Architects know that they can count on us for products that will help them build the best possible buildings. We have led the way in developing new products, like polycarbonate sheets, that have transformed the building industry because of their superior strength and performance.

How Danpal’s Ventilated Rain System Uses Polycarbonate Sheets

Danpal’s Ventilated Rain System maintains the company’s reputation for creating a product with high performance standards while at the same time giving a building an exterior that is esthetically pleasing. The insulation of the building benefits from the natural ventilation that results from the air gap in the panels, which are made of polycarbonate. The insulation remains dry and maintains its performance standards for the future. Polycarbonate sheets protect a building from the damage that weather can cause by insulating the structure internally. Protecting the insulation from the damage caused by adverse weather and the resulting leakages is one of the many ways in which polycarbonate sheets demonstrate their impressive ability to extend the life of a building.

Polycarbonate SheetsKnow Your Polycarbonate Panels

Polycarbonate panels come in two different forms. Multiwall polycarbonate is a structural sheet with hollow air chambers. Solid polycarbonate is a clear, flat sheeting that looks like glass. Actually, polycarbonate is 200 times stronger than glass so that it’s better able to provide the kind of performance that clients expect.

Polycarbonate, which has been hardened to make it capable of withstanding high levels of resistance, is 200 times stronger than glass. It’s also much better at adapting to weather than glass is. We all know that weather tends to be unpredictable, so if you want the ultimate protection for your building, you’re going to choose polycarbonate sheets.

Unlike glass, polycarbonate is easy to work with. Its flexibility and easy installation make it the preferred choice for architects when they are making their choices of building materials. Because polycarbonate has been hardened to make it more resistant, it’s also much harder to scratch. Its flexibility makes it the building material of choice for windshields, security screens, farming machinery and as a guard in moving machinery parts.

The Esthetic Advantages of Polycarbonate sheets

The variety of colors that polycarbonate sheets are available in makes this a popular choice for architects and clients. Color brightens up a building and makes it a focal point in the neighborhood. Polycarbonate sheets support the famed daylight architecture that is a feature of the Danpal company.

Polycarbonate Sheets for Superior Performance

People aren’t always aware of how much the construction industry has changed in the last 50 years but at Danpal, we’ve had the opportunity to be part of an exciting and innovative trend that has transformed the buildings in which we work and live. No innovation has been more dynamic than the arrival of polycarbonate, a material that offers superior strength and resistance to weather, yet is flexible and easy to work with. In order for a building to perform an optimum level, it needs to be weather resistant, well-insulated, and esthetically pleasing. If you haven’t considered polycarbonate sheets for your next building project, we’re happy to make the introduction!

Meet Polycarbonate Sheets, multiwall polycarbonate, and solid polycarbonate

Polycarbonate sheets are available in two different forms. There’s multiwall polycarbonate, a structured sheet with hollow air chambers; and solid polycarbonate, a clear, flat sheeting that looks like glass.  There’s no difference in the quality of either version. Each has its own distinct advantage, so the final decision on which one to choose depends on your project and its esthetics. We should alert you, however, that if you’re a fan of glass, you need to know that polycarbonate has advantages that traditional glass can’t duplicate. But more on that later!

What Can Polycarbonate Sheets Do That Other Building Materials Can’t Do?

It’s not just what polycarbonate can do, it’s how well it can do it. Polycarbonate is virtually unbreakable, yet that phenomenal strength doesn’t get in the way of flexibility which makes it so easy to work with and customize for personal tastes.
Polycarbonate, which is 200 times stronger than glass, is a material that has been hardened to withstand high levels of resistance. Glass doesn’t have the same nimble ability to adapt to conditions and protect a structure in the same way that polycarbonate sheets can. Both glass and plastic paneling are susceptible to scratching. It’s true that if a piece of glass is scratched, the scratch isn’t readily visible to the human eye. But polycarbonate strength makes it much harder to crack or break.

If you’re wondering what difference flexibility makes, consider this: Polycarbonate sheets are used in security screens, moving machinery parts, farming machinery, and windshields, all items that need to be sturdy, but also need to be flexible.

The Polycarbonate Sheet Advantage Shows in the Danpal Ventilated Rainscreen System

We’re not going to say that weather has met its match in polycarbonate sheets, because Mother Nature likes to run the show. But what we can say is that the polycarbonate sheets in our ventilated rainscreen system do a spectacular job of insulating the interior of a building from the damage that harmful weather can cause. A weather –resistant exterior combined with an air gap that allows for natural ventilation keeps insulation dry and effective. When you’re paying your heating bills, you’ll be glad to know that Danpal is looking out for you. Did you know that 40% of primary energy consumption is from buildings? Now you understand why Danpal pays so much attention to protecting a building’s insulation. You can trust your next project to polycarbonate sheets.