Polycarbonate is a versatile material used extensively as a roof light glazing. It is very resistant to impact, transmits high levels of light, is relatively easy to use and it has a good fire rating. Polycarbonate is one of the newer plastics to be used in the construction industry around the world. We use the highest-grade polycarbonate polymer available and modern co-extrusion technology, ensuring a high-product quality and allowing for any transportable length of sheet to be made.
Sheet form Polycarbonate (PC) comes in two sheet forms, each with its own particular characteristics and properties: Solid (flat or domed) polycarbonate offers good optical clarity and superb workability. It can be cold-curved on site, is suitable for use with a variety of glazing bar systems, and can be moulded into various shapes such as domes and pyramids.
Profiled polycarbonate matches profiled roof cladding and allows the sky to be viewed through a corrugated material, a feature popular with many designers. Polycarbonate comes in all the profile shapes generally used for no translucent roofing and cladding in South Africa. That said, extrusion and vacuum-forming techniques allow a huge variety of profiles to be produced.
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 years without fading or discolouring while also remaining damage free from any various impacts over the years.
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.
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.