Polycarbonate Roofing

When looking at roofing materials for your latest project, have you considered polycarbonate roofing sheets? Polycarbonate is a type of synthetic resin, very similar to plastic but with a number of advantages that make it the perfect roofing material.

Advantages of Polycarbonate 

Strength

Polycarbonate roof sheets are incredibly strong – up to 250 times stronger than glass – and have the ability to withstand force, so much so that polycarbonate has previously been used in the manufacturing of police riot shields. This means that the polycarbonate roof sheet will not be damaged by falling items such as stones or overhanging branches.

Lightweight

Polycarbonate roofing sheets are lightweight, meaning transportation and installation is much easier than with more traditional heavyweight products.

Sunlight transmission

Polycarbonate roof sheets can block UV, whilst still allowing high transmission of sunlight, providing natural light into the room below. This can save money on lighting as they act as a source of natural light.

Resistance and durability

Another reason to opt for polycarbonate roofing sheets is that they are resistant to heat, with no thermal movement occurring, whilst also being resistant to sun, snow, hail and other extreme weather. 

Cut to size option

Here at Roofing Superstore we offer a cut-to-size service of polycarbonate roofing sheets. This is a great way to reduce costs and wastage, as well as increasing productivity onsite.

Uses of polycarbonate

Polycarbonate roofing sheets can be used in a number of different applications. One of the most popular uses of polycarbonate roof sheets is on greenhouses, as the lightweight properties make polycarbonate sheets easy to handle, whilst the transparent qualities allow maximum light to transfer. 

Polycarbonate roofing sheets can also be used on roofs of industrial buildings, in intermittent places across the roof to act as a source of natural light. 

For small skylights in the home, polycarbonate roofing sheets can also be used as an alternative to glass, due to its transparency, strength and lightweight properties. When used in the home, multiwall polycarbonate sheets are most commonly used as they provide extra insulation properties.

Different types of polycarbonate roof sheets

Flat polycarbonate glazing sheets are most commonly used for replacement glazing, secondary glazing and other commercial features such as bus shelters, lighting, and acoustic barriers. They consist of a single glazing sheet and come in a wide range of thicknesses and sizes.

Corrugated polycarbonate roof sheets are polycarbonate sheets with an undulating profile. The corrugated profile can often add extra strength whilst still providing a source of natural light.

Twinwall polycarbonate roofing sheets are double layered polycarbonate roofing sheets, that are high impact, with increased insulation properties compared to standard polycarbonate roofing. 

Triplewall polycarbonate roof sheets are often used for conservatories, as the triple layer provides good levels of insulation, whilst also adding to the rigidity of the roof sheets. This means that glazing bars can be further apart, which allows for extra light ingress.

Multiwall polycarbonate sheets are the most practical roofing sheets for large projects such as industrial roofing and agricultural buildings. Multiple layers add insulation, but most importantly extra structure which means they can be used in larger sizes without compromising on strength and impact resistance.

If you have any questions about polycarbonate roofing sheets, or the best polycarbonate roof sheets for your latest project, call our team on 01752 692760 or use the live chat and they will be more than happy to help. 

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