There are plenty of materials to choose from when looking at roofing panels, but those made from polycarbonate can be a great option for your next construction project.
Features of polycarbonate
If you’re considering using polycarbonate for roofing panels, here are several of the features that make the material so well suited for this application.
Polycarbonate is incredibly lightweight. When compared to other materials commonly used for roofing, it is much easier to transport and put into place. When compared to glass, it’s around six times lighter. It is also a transparent material with great light transmission. If you’re considering it as a replacement for glass, particularly in use for skylights or transparent roofing panels, it’s a great option.
If you’re working on a roofing project that requires custom-sized panels, polycarbonate works well because it’s easy to shape. Some materials commonly used in roofing can be difficult to customize to the dimensions you need, but with polycarbonate, it is easy to cut and drill. It’s the perfect material for tricky roof designs that may require a different design.
One of the most beneficial aspects of polycarbonate that makes it ideal for use in roofing panels is its durability. While it’s more lightweight than glass, it’s also significantly stronger; around 200 times stronger. Hard impacts from tough weather like hail will not damage the polycarbonate panels.
You can also purchase polycarbonate panels in a variety of colors and designs. It should be relatively easy to find something that works for your project. The durability of polycarbonate means that these colors do not fade like painted food or other materials do, so you’ll have less upkeep when using polycarbonate roofing panels.
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