Polycarbonate roofing is thermoplastic roofing which is extremely light and inexpensive. At first, it was popularly used in conservatories and later on commercial buildings. Now, it is also used in residential roofing.

Additionally, it is an unbreakable roof with 250 times impact strength of float glass and 30 times of acrylic which makes it a good choice for many types of roofing systems. There is also bullet-resistant polycarbonate which is used as a police shield.

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Types of Polycarbonate Roofing

There are two types of polycarbonate roofing which are both thermoplastic, durable, lightweight, shatterproof, and can resist any weather and temperature. The only difference between the two is the appearance and installation process.

Always seek professional help for polycarbonate roof installation to avoid poor quality work, damage, and accidents. The installation of polycarbonate roofs needs professional supervision to ensure that panels are properly attached to each other.

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Clear Polycarbonate Roofing

The clear polycarbonate roof has a resemblance with a transparent or translucent glass which can be clear or tinted and in different colours to help influx the light. It has a protective layer film that helps filter out UV light.

Clear polycarbonate roofs are widely used in conservatories. Nowadays, it is starting to become an alternative for any roof that uses glass such as greenhouses, sunrooms, and solariums.

Property owners prefer the clear polycarbonate roof because it is less expensive (compared to glass panels), lightweight, and durable. It also eliminates the risks of cracks and leakage.

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Foam-Backed Polycarbonate Roofing

The foam-backed polycarbonate roof has a similar aesthetic with a metal roof, but much lighter. It has foam-backed panels for insulation and protective coats to deflect heavy light.

The foam-backed polycarbonate roofs are used in commercial buildings, and now becoming a choice for residential roofing, as well. The reason is, it helps your home to stay cool and resist heat transfer from one direction to another.

Another good reason for choosing the foam-backed polycarbonate roof is, it can be installed easily on a flat or sloped roof. They are less expensive than corrugated metal panels and come in different levels of thickness and colour varieties.

Final Thoughts:

The polycarbonate roof is a wise choice because of its versatility, adaptability, and durability. Both types of polycarbonate roofs can help you achieve a cost-effective roofing system.

The polycarbonate roof is versatile because it can be used in commercial and residential roofing. The only difference is the appearance!

It has a lifespan of 10 to 20 years and some manufacturers can even offer a lifetime warranty. The polycarbonate roof is a relatively new product, you can confirm its longevity by looking at buildings that have polycarbonate roofs for 20 years.

The polycarbonate roof is also a good alternative for the glass roof. It is less expensive, has different varieties in colours and thickness and is suitable for places with harsher weather.

Choose the polycarbonate roof if you want a cost-effective roofing system. It can save you a lot of money on repair costs. Your roof will also be guaranteed for at 10 to 15 years.

Additionally, the other question is…

How can I choose the right polycarbonate colour?

There are a few things that you must consider when choosing the right polycarbonate colour such as shading, roof height, lighting, aesthetics, and orientation. Visualise the appearance of the entire property to arrive at the best colour.

Do not forget to add a little creativity and style!

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