Multiwall polycarbonate is an extremely versatile construction material that is continuing to gain favor among architects and designers. One of the key reasons this material is increasing in popularity is its ability to bring a high level of creative freedom to a wide span of architectural elements. Here are six key features of multiwall polycarbonate that make it perfect for creating distinctive designs.
- It’s lightweight. Compared to glass, polycarbonate material is 250 time lighter. This lightweight quality makes panels easy to handle and heft, which is great during the construction phase of a project. The real benefit, however, is in the design, as this lighter weight means architects can design roof structures and other elements with wider spans that can dramatically impact the overall look of the structure or space.
- Attractive and it also performs. Multiwall polycarbonate comes in a variety of colors, and it has an interesting internal geometric structure that’s quite eye catching. But this material does more than just look good. It’s also highly durable and offers UV protection and insulating properties that allow it to satisfy other architectural demands for energy efficiency and durability.
- It’s easy to shape. Polycarbonate material is easy to cut and drill and can be cold formed, which provides architects the creative freedom to experiment with non-traditional forms to create new and exciting structures and spaces.
- It can take a beating. Some locations are tougher to design than others. When rough settings or extreme environmental conditions are part of the mix, polycarbonate is up to the task. For special circumstances like correctional facilities, polycarbonate material can provide a clear line of sight while also protecting personnel and property.
- It comes in lots of colors and patterns. Color and pattern are key components of every design pallet, and polycarbonate offers both. In addition to coming in a dozen colors, the internal structure of multiwall also comes in a number of geometric patterns, so designers can create many different moods and visual effects.
- It can also control sound. Multiwall polycarbonate is a visual element, an architectural element, and an acoustic barrier that can help control and direct sound and complete the sensory experience of the space.
These design freedoms have led architects to incorporate multiwall polycarbonate in some exciting new spaces. For advice on which type of polycarbonate is best for your project, contact Ug Plast at 717-356-2448 or email@example.com to get connected to a distributor near you.