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Why Is Polycarbonate Roofing The Perfect Choice?

Friday, July 30th, 2021

When it’s time to do roof replacements or roof updates, it will benefit your project and property if you took the time to consider polycarbonate roofing in Sydney. Specifying a polycarbonate solution will give your building excellent interior light where needed, exceptional durability in all weather conditions, and with its UV rating, your roof will withstand sun, hailstorms, vandalisms and a list of anomalies.

A recent roof replacement project in ACT specified 4.5 mm thick polycarbonate panels in an attractive matt finish. The roofing contractor cut lengths of 4.1m from the original spools, and they achieved a stunning result. Not only were aesthetic goals surpassed, but the product’s durability will outlast the project’s material-lifespan goals.

Polycarb also performs very well when used in balustrades and other glazing applications. Its superior performance is a result of its impact strength which is 250 times stronger than standard glass.

Another factor that makes it a hot favourite of architects, architectural drafting technicians, and builders is that polycarbonate roofing curved into exciting architectural creations with no risk of cracking. You can use lengths of 50 m long and 2,540 mm wide to eliminate joints, creating long warehouse roofs or impressive lightboxes. 

The range of polycarbonate on the market allows you to let your imagination run wild. No matter what your taste or budget needs are, you will find an option that will excite you from multi-wall polycarbonate lightweight panels, translucent composite panels, scratch-resistant, anti-slip finishes to opal polycarbonate. The product is also incredibly light to transport and very easy to handle on-site, making installations faster and more affordable.

The roof of a building is a vital part of the waterproofing and weatherproofing of the structure. In addition, it contributes significantly to the aesthetic and value rating of the building. Additionally, it is a critical part of the thermal management of the interior. It is, therefore, essential to get the correct roof material specifications from day one. 

Eco-Friendly Materials

With an accelerating demand and need for energy-efficient buildings, polycarbonate roofing sheets are becoming increasingly popular in the Sydney construction industry. The product’s carbon footprint is reduced due to lowered fuel consumption in transport, and the multi-wall sheets have improved heat retention by 30%. In addition, with the correct use of the opal panels, you can filter out 50% of the sunlight while diffusing the remaining light effectively. 

To get the best advice on polycarbonate roofing in Sydney, contact our team of roofing specialists. They look forward to helping you achieve the best roofing result for your project.

Why Architects And Builders Love Polycarbonate Roofing

Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

Choosing roofing, cladding, and wall sidings can be overwhelming for a property owner. There are so many products with specific features that you need Venn diagrams to find one that fits all your needs. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a product that could be used for vastly different specifications without a NASA budget?

Enter polycarbonate roofing sheets – the teacher’s pet of architects and builders and soon to be your favourite too.

What Are Polycarbonate Roofing Sheets?

In brief, polycarbonate is a type of plastic – a very hi-tech, advanced plastic that delivers excellent performance, energy-saving, cost savings, and beauty while being eco-friendly. Let’s look at the benefits in detail.

Transparency

Polycarbonate roofing is available in clear to opaque options, offering up to ninety-two percent transmission of the available light. This makes it a great option for roofing, canopies, skylights and greenhouses. In addition, its colour range, twinwall options, and how it is used in construction can give varying degrees of light transmission and filtering.

Strength 

Polycarbonate has superior resistance to impact with statistics such as:

  • 250x resistance of ordinary glass.
  • 30x resistance of plexiglass.
  • 2-20x resistance of toughened glass.

This strength makes polycarbonate world-class in a protective role as roofing, curtain walls or wall sidings of large public venues such as transport hubs and schools.

UV Protection

Polycarbonate has a UV protective coating that prevents the ingress of UV into your interior, therefore protecting your furniture. Furthermore, it can be used to protect art and exhibitions. This coating protects the Polycarbonate itself, prolonging its ultra-long life and making it extremely durable in outdoor applications.

Weight

Due to the molecular structure of Polycarbonate sheets, it does not rely on weight to form part of its strength.

This weight reduction delivers significant reductions in the cost of transportation, the labour headcount required to handle it, and the support structure needed to bear it.

All Round Superior Product

The benefits list is long, including flame retardancy, flexibility, colour fastness, anti-stain, sound insulation, temperature insulation, energy savings, extreme temperature adaptability and a truly beautiful aesthetic addition to award-winning buildings.

Now you can see the reasons that architects and builders love this material. Hopefully, this has helped highlight it as the perfect material for your project.

Order the perfect polycarbonate roofing choice for your project today. Our team of experts will be happy to answer all your questions.

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