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Which Polycarbonate Sheet Does Your Roof Require?

Planning to build a transparent or translucent roof for your building, instead of the traditional opaque roofs made of wood, stone, clay, or concrete? It could be your home, your office, or any other commercial space, having a transparent/translucent roof is the new trend. It could be a completely transparent roof, or a small transparent skylight in the roof. Whatever it may be, polycarbonate roofing sheets can help build the perfect roof for you. Unlike traditional glass, polycarbonate is light in weight, sturdy, durable, and flexible. This is why it has been seen to replace glass on great measures. Moreover, our polycarbonate sheets come with a special UV protective layer on two side which lets in maximum sunlight, while keeping away the harmful UV radiations of the sun; thus protecting the personnel and plants within the structure. But, polycarbonate sheets are available in a wide variety, which you need to choose from, to suit your particular application.

Solid clear polycarbonate

The most common polycarbonate sheets used are solid clear ones, which are transparent and rock solid, withstanding all kinds of temperatures and environmental conditions. The biggest examples where polycarbonate solid clear sheets are used are in hobby and commercial greenhouses. These sheets let maximum amount of light to pass through to help the plants within grow well. At the same time, they block the UV rays, thus preventing burning of the plants. Thus, polycarbonate greenhouses provide the most suitable and safest environment for growing plants. Opting for a clear solid polycarbonate structure instead of glass is a wise option because polycarbonates offer 250 times the impact strength of glass with similar thickness, while being light in weight and easy to install.

Textured polycarbonate

Textured polycarbonate sheets are solid sheets with a textured surface, rather than a plain clear one. This helps in reducing the amount of transparency of the structure, if you are looking for a bit of privacy along with the light entering your space. The texture also helps in enhancing the look of the structure, adding a design aspect to the roof.

Corrugated polycarbonate

Corrugated sheets have a corrugated surface and self-supporting structure, which requires less glazing bars, thus decreasing the total load of the structure, while also saving on installation costs. They are flexible, and can be folded or bent into whatever style or shape required to fit the design of the structure. They are much preferred for their flexibility. Another important characteristic of corrugated sheets is the strong water resistance. Moreover, they can control and adjust the transmission of light by changing the direction of light, allowing more sunlight in the morning and evening. They have even better durability and impact strength as compared to solid polycarbonates, which is why they are able to withstand extreme heavy snow, hail, and strong winds.

Multiwall polycarbonate

As the name suggests, multiwall polycarbonates have multiple layers of polycarbonate sheets incorporated into one single sheet. Ranging from 2 layers to 5 layers, these polycarbonate sheets provide more insulation – more the number of layers, higher the insulation. This helps in preventing the loss/entrance of heat as required, along with preventing the intrusion of sound. Moreover, the multi-cellular structure also provides flexibility, while maintaining the strength of the sheet.

Whatever your choice of polycarbonate, you can get all of the above and more in a variety of sizes and styles. Just Polycarbonate the leaders in manufacturing and supplying a wide range of high quality polycarbonate roofing sheets from Ukraine.

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