Translucent roofing material and sunshine

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In the process of creating a building design, an architect envisions the structure long before construction has begun. The architect must build in accordance with code specifications and environmental needs and the visual appearance of the structure, along with the actual function for which the building is designed. But a Danpal project includes one other very special, very important additional item: how much daylight does the client want the building to have?  Danpal’s translucent roofing material allows a building to provide the necessary requirements of an indoor dwelling, along with that added feature that turns daylight into a building material. By the time the building is finished and the sun is shining, the occupants are living or working in a structure that has made a friend of the daylight. 

The Advantages of Translucent Roofing Material

Polycarbonate is a building material that can either be translucent or transparent.  Its durability, combined with its spectacular capacity for admitting light to enter an internal space, have made it particularly popular with greenhouses, solariums, patio rooms and sun porches. These are structures which require the presence of light, which is why polycarbonate is such an effective translucent roofing material.  They’re also buildings that would be unable to support roofing made of heavier materials, which makes polycarbonate uniquely suited for these structures. 

The strength of Danpal’s translucent roofing material, coupled with daylighting architecture, creates a structure that is as beautiful to look at as it is impressive in its ability to withstand weather.  At first glance, the view of Cambodia’s Angkor Shopping Arcade – Phnom Phen treats the eye to a stunning visual image. But when you consider that Cambodia has a dry season and a rainy season, where monsoons are to be expected, it’s easy to realize that this building has been designed not only for beauty but for durability as well.

Translucent Polycarbonate Roof Panels

Having a roof that looks as if a little bit of sky came down from the heavens and landed on top of your building isn’t just an esthetic marvel. Of course translucent daylighting systems instill natural beauty into a structure, but along with that beauty comes strength. Translucent roof panels are strong because polycarbonate is a strong form of plastic capable of resisting the potential shattering that comes from the harsh weather elements, as well as the discoloration that the sun can cause. In fact, because translucent polycarbonate roof panels are so durable and resilient, they’re actually perfect for outdoor environments like patios. Translucent patio roof panels employ one of several different methods of connection so that multiple panels perform as a solid watertight surface.

Translucent Daylighting Systems Bring In Natural Light

When you incorporate translucent roofing sheets into your architectural design, you’re adding illumination into a building’s interior. That translucent daylighting is Danpal’s holistic way of increasing productivity among work forces, and enhancing a sense of wellbeing for the occupants. How can a building material accomplish something so beneficial? Well, why shouldn’t our workplaces and living spaces nurture us? The term translucent daylighting systems tells the story. Daylight is what we enjoy when we’re outside; daylighting is what we appreciate when a company like Danpal finds a way to bring natural light to us when we’re inside. Just think of translucent roofing sheets as a manmade butler that welcomes sunlight as a visitor to your place of work or your home.

Translucent Polycarbonate Roof Panels Are An Economical Asset

It costs a lot, in terms of electricity and money, to light a building. When a building is designed so that a translucent daylighting system can take up some of the burden of lighting a building, the result is less dependence on artificial lighting. That translucent roofing material that you paid to install, will, over time, pay you back by delivering no-cost sunlight for the people working and living inside the building. Translucent roof panels from polycarbonate are designed to bring in the light, and keep out the weather. It’s a perfect formula for comfort.

Translucent Roofs Even Make The Outdoors Better

We’ve told you a little bit about how well-suited translucent patio roof panels are for your outside enjoyment. There’s more! Translucents roofs over patios make the outdoors less subject to bad weather. Think about it; if it starts to rain while you and guests are out on the patio, there’s no need to go inside because you know that your translucent polycarbonate roof panels are going to keep you dry and comfortable. Sometimes the sun can be a bit too bright, but with translucent roof panels in place, you’re sitting in shade. The sun comes in, the rain stays out, and you’re enjoying nature on your own terms.

This year, why not make it a Danpal summer with a translucent daylighting system that makes you feel like you’re living in the great outdoors, even if you’re inside working at your desk!

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