Polycarbonate Roof Sheeting
Polycarbonate roofing panels are made from a type of thermoplastic polymer. They are transparent, available in various thicknesses and sizes and can be clear, bronze and opal.
They are commonly used for conservatories, greenhouses, carports and any area which would require a lightweight yet strong roof. They are less expensive and lighter than glass and thus make installation easy, less time-consuming and ultimately, help reduce breakage during assembly and transportation and subsequently, labour costs.
Polycarbonate roofing has a high impact resistance and a low flammability rate. It is less likely to break with heavy weather conditions, animals and birds (and golf balls!).
The 6mm double wall panel transmits about 85% of all available light and so this roofing has a greater transmission of light for greenhouses than standard materials used like polythene.
Polycarbonate roofing comes in single or multiple layers (Twinwall / Triplewall) and the number of walls determines the application, e.g., greenhouses would require one wall and houses would require multilayers. Each wall is seperated by air and that air between each layer reduces heat loss and provides insulation, so the more walls, the more insulation.
Reflective properties keep harmful UV rays out and this reduces electricity and allows sunlight into the building.
Polycarbonate roofing does not deform or fade easily which makes it good for both cold and hot weather.
The lifetime expectancy is around 10 to 15 years.
All accessories are available to order.
To summarise, Polycarbonate Roofing has these features:
- Excellent impact resistance
- High light transmission
- Superb thermal insulation
- Blocks virtually all UV radiation
- High performance rating
- Easy to handle, using ordinary tools
- Saves Energy
- Iso 9001:2000 quality assured
Our Polycarbonate also complies with international fire resistance standards, as displayed here:
|BS 476/7||Class 1|
|IVSP 92501||M-1, M-2|
|ASTM D -635||CC-1|
|ASTM E -84||Class A|