What Is Polycarbonate Roofing And Why Is It The Right Choice?

What is polycarbonate roofing

What Is Polycarbonate Roofing?

If you have plans to install a new roof, and you need to decide what roofing material is the best choice, it’s likely that you’ve been asking, “what is polycarbonate roofing?” Polycarbonate is a lightweight material that comes in a variety of colors, is capable of withstanding both very high and very low temperatures, and is easily installed. If you’re in the market for a roof over your deck, patio, or conservatory, you may already have learned how effective polycarbonate roofing panels will be in providing shelter from the elements.

What Is Polycarbonate Roofing Used For?

Polycarbonate roofing sheets come in various forms to be applied for different purposes. Foam-backed polycarbonate roof panels are commonly used in structures with slightly sloped roofs such as sheds and carports. Because polycarbonate roofing systems are flexible, the installation process is simple and doesn’t take a lot of time.

Foam-backed polycarbonate roofing sheets, because of their strong insulating properties, are a favorite for factories and warehouses, and other industrial buildings, because the interior will remain warm in the cold weather. They also have an advantage in the hot weather because of the protective coating that reflects ultraviolet rays.

Polycarbonate roofing panels in clear form can serve both an effective and an esthetic purpose when installed where natural light comes in through the roof. Danpal’s famed daylighting architecture enables sunrooms and patios to perform at their best. If you want to have an outdoor area where natural light is present and glare is not, then polycarbonate plastic roof panels will incorporate nature into the décor.

If you’re wondering what makes a polycarbonate roof system attractive, you’ll understand when you see the array of colors that are available. The options for polycarbonate are an artist’s palette, and you’re the one who gets to select the colors.

Why Are Polycarbonate Roofing Systems So Popular?

Whether a roof covers a warehouse, a sun porch, or a shed, it’s going to take a beating from the elements. The roof is the first line of defense for any building: in order for the interior of the structure to stay dry, the polycarbonate roof panels above it need to withstand pounding hail, torrential rain, howling winds, heavy snow, and intense heat and sunlight. It’s no wonder that polycarbonate is highly regarded for its durability.
Polycarbonate is sturdy enough to be used in the making of bullet-proof shields. That’s conclusive proof that polycarbonate roofing panels are able to withstand the mighty forces that extreme weather brings.

Polycarbonate plastic roof panels win the contest when weather is the opponent in other ways as well. Not only are they resistant to the weather variables, but as the years go by, polycarbonate is a material that doesn’t fade or distort.

Installing polycarbonate roofing systems is easy! Polycarbonate is light in weight and flexible, which makes it perfect for those Do-It-Yourselfers who enjoy doing their own home projects. You can use a handsaw to cut polycarbonate roof panels.

The Cost Of A Polycarbonate Roof System

It’s true that polycarbonate is a more costly building material than some of the others on the market. However, when you consider the durability of polycarbonate and how much homeowners save with roofing that is so resistant to damage, you can see that, in the long run, polycarbonate is the more economical option. Easier installation is another means by which choosing polycarbonate roofing sheets translates into easy on your wallet.

If you still have questions about the superior merits of polycarbonate roof systems, contact the nearest Danpal representative. You’ll get honest, accurate answers to help you make your decision. When you ask a Danpal representative, “What is polycarbonate roofing?” you’re going to like the answer!

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