Types Of Polycarbonate Roofing Sheets


Building a new roof for a structure or replacing an old one – both these situations require a lot to be considered. You need to install a roof that is durable and strong, and can withstand even the harshest of environments and extreme temperatures. You need a roof that can last long and looks great too. The best roof you can opt for if you want all of these qualities incorporated in one is a polycarbonate roof. Such roofing can be constructed with sheets that are available in a range of compositions and depths, and are made from high-impact polypropylene resin. These sheets are available in many different qualities made from different manufacturers, but the best ones being available at Tuflite Polymers, the leader of polycarbonate sheets. The three main types of polycarbonates available are solid and textures, corrugated, and multiwall.

Solid And Textured Polycarbonate Sheets

Tuflite Solid Polycarbonates are manufactured from high quality polycarbonate resin and have 250 times the impact strength of glass of similar thickness; therefore being virtually unbreakable. These sheets are as transparent as glass and transmit approximately 90% of the sunlight, while keeping the harmful UV radiations away. These are also available in an embossed texture pattern that looks like frosted glass. Whether solid or textured, polycarbonates can withstand extreme weather and possess thermal and chemical resistance, which allows for them to be used in a wide range of indoor and outdoor applications. The other qualities these sheets exhibit include lightweight, flexibility, durability, and convenience of storing, transporting and cutting/drilling.

Corrugated Polycarbonate Sheets

Compared to a flat counterpart, corrugated sheets are even stronger. Tuflite corrugated sheets have a superior performance with exceptional impact resistance. They are available in a range of different materials and finishes. These are one of the most suitable polycarbonates for commercial and industrial applications, residential areas and warehouses. They are greatly beneficial for enhancing daylight harvesting, which is something that is considered by those concerned with environmental issues. Corrugated sheets facilitate better insulation from heat and cold than glass sheets, and maintain optical properties for longer periods of time. If you are looking for complete water resistance, corrugated sheets are for you.

Multiwall Polycarbonate Sheets

One of the most versatile polycarbonate sheets in the market – Tuflite multiwall polycarbonates – are manufactured from high quality polycarbonate resin that ensures high impact strength with excellent transparency and light weight. They come with a glazing system that provides outstanding flexibility in design with advanced heat reflection and light transmission. These sheets are available from twin wall to five walled structures that vary the thermal insulation and thus, applications used in. these sheets provide a maximum of 80% and minimum of 25% light transmission at a significantly lower heat transmission level to ensure optimum illumination. Multiwalls can tolerate extreme weather conditions, while retaining their mechanical properties at temperatures between -40C to +120C. Using these sheets can result in remarkable energy efficiency and savings in terms of initial capital and running costs of air conditioning and heating.