Best Plastic Sheeting for Outdoor Applications

A common predicament contractors and builders come across is the concern of which type of plastic sheeting is best for outdoor use. When presented with this concern, the main factor you need to take into consideration is the strength of the plastic sheet you use. When exposed to the elements, plastic sheeting must have the strength and durability to resist weather, UV rays, and other environmental factors. Our extensive list of specialty sheets shows special types of plastics that are durable against different elements:

Different Outdoor Resistant Products

UV Transmitting Acrylic: Our UV filtering acrylic is able to block out harmful UV Rays. This special acrylic sheet can prevent sun damage and is also ideal for protecting outside signs that may be directly exposed to the sun. Not only can this acrylic sheeting block harmful rays, but it is also more impact resistant than glass and can withstand heavy-duty use. The UV filtering acrylic will help lengthen the lifespan of your outdoor signs.

Bullet-Resistant: Our bullet-resistant acrylic sheet is specifically for high-security environments, where weapons and violence can be a risk. Our Plexiglas SB acrylic sheet meets basic UL 752-Level 1 requirements for small firearm applications and also has 40 times the abrasion resistance of uncoated acrylic.

Even though this type of acrylic sheet is mainly for security purposes if our Plexiglas SB acrylic sheets are strong enough for small firearms and strong enough to withstand normal debris from a typical storm. Whether you are concerned about vandalism or strong weather conditions, our bullet-resistant acrylics will protect your property.

Abrasion Resistant Polycarbonate Sheet: Similar to bullet-resistant and standard polycarbonate sheeting, abrasion resistant polycarbonate sheets are impact resistant. They also resist yellowing and hazing from extensive exposure to direct sunlight.

This type of Polycarbonate sheet will protect your property from impact and sun damage. The typical use of abrasion resistant polycarbonate sheets are in school, hospitals and psychiatric facilities. This type of polycarbonate sheet also performs well in harsh chemical environments. With the ability of protecting property from sun damage, and performing well in harsh chemical environments, abrasion resistant polycarbonate is strong enough to withstand outside elements.

Flame Retardant Plastic Sheeting: Makrolon low flammability plastic sheeting is a virtually unbreakable polycarbonate sheet that is not only flame inhibiting, but is also UV-stable. Flame retardant sheets from Makrolon are made under strict quality specifications to make sure it meets ISO certification guidelines. This high-impact, high-strength plastic sheeting product is perfect for any indoor or outdoor electrical component.

Having any type of signage exposed to the elements will potentially damage the sign. This inevitable damage will result in you, or your company, replacing the sign which will be yet another expense. Even though sign withering and sign damage will eventually happen with time, having the proper protection will prolong the life of the sign. The listed types of sheeting are great ways to protect your sign from typical elements that will affect the quality of your sign. Check out our entire catalog of specialty sheets to find the one that is perfect for your specific needs.

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