Polycarbonate Roofing Pros and Cons

Polycarbonate is a very strong and resilient thermoplastic material. Polycarbonate is also very lightweight and capable of withstanding extreme temperatures, either hot or cold. Due to these qualities it makes for an effective roofing material for many applications. While polycarbonate roofing may not be the best option for an entire house; it is ideal for other structures such as decks, garages, patios, sheds, and conservatories. Polycarbonate is also frequently used for pool covers, or for roofing on industrial warehouses. Being virtually unbreakable with 250 times the impact strength of float glass and 30 times that of acrylic, polycarbonate panels are a great product for a wide variety of outdoor uses.

 

Types of Polycarbonate Roofing

Here at A&C Plastics we offer a wide variety of polycarbonates. Our selection includes clear polycarbonate sheets, white polycarbonate, colored polycarbonate, and more. All of our polycarbonate products are extremely durable with high impact resistance and weather resistance. Our polycarbonate sheets also have UV protection in order to slow and help prevent damage from direct sunlight when being used outdoors.

 

Benefits of Polycarbonate Roofing

Polycarbonate can withstand extreme amounts of force and are nearly unbreakable. There are even bullet resistant varieties of polycarbonate which are used in things such as police shields. These sheets are also very lightweight, making it easy to transport and install them anywhere. With the UV blocking capabilities of polycarbonate, it is a perfect material for constructing awnings or sunroom roofing. These properties of polycarbonate also make it the ideal material for the construction of greenhouses. Polycarbonate panels are resistant to extreme temperature either hot or cold, sunlight, snow, rain, and impact. This enables the panels to last for many many years without fading or discoloring while also remaining damage free from any various impacts over the years.

 

Downsides to Polycarbonate Roofing

Despite the many advantages to using polycarbonate panels as roofing material, there are only a couple of downsides.  One downside to polycarbonate sheets is that they are not scratch resistant and denting or scratching on the surface is possible if extra caution and care are not taken.

 

Still Not Sure if Polycarbonate is Right for You?

We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase. If you are still unsure as to whether polycarbonate is the correct material for the job you have planned, or if you have any additional questions about polycarbonate, please contact us! We look forward to hearing from you and offering you our expertise and guidance to make sure you get exactly what you need.

Some Advantages of Polycarbonate Roofing Include

  • High-Quality
  • Nearly Unbreakable
  • Bullet Resistant
  • Lightweight
  • UV Resistant
  • Perfect for Greenhouses
  • Resistant to Extreme Temperatures
  • Protects Against Discoloring
  • Affordable

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