Polycarbonate Roofing Sheets For DIY’ers

Polycarbonate roofing sheets have many uses around the home. While not likely your first choice for house roof, there are many more applications in which they can be used. Various home building projects can benefit from their use. Let’s look at many of these applications to see why these sheets are incredibly desirable and durable. leksan

Polycarbonate is a lightweight but extremely durable plastic. It is practically unbreakable and in truth in some instances it is bullet-proof. It can withstand almost any weather from tropical to cold, and is a third the weight of acrylic. Music CD’s are made from polycarbonate and if you have ever tried to snap a CD in half you know how strong it is. Various skylights are also available in polycarbonate. 

The character and strength of this material is exactly why these roofing sheets are extremely tough. They withstand the elements and are light-weight, making installation much easier compared to normal roof products. And with less weight on your roofing there is less stress on the rest of the structure. This is why they are suitable for a carport or a gardener’s shed. You can also cover an outdoor with these as a roof, allowing the sunshine light to flow in.

The panels are corrugated and tend to be sold in a size that is twenty four inches wide by 14 feet long. The corrugations run the good way. You can also find them with a surface finish that offers one hundred or so percent UV protection, which makes them suitable for deck roofs or poolside enclosures.

Besides being corrugated, the sheets are also available in a ribbed pattern. Sizes are generally the same, and the ribs run the long way, also.

Polycarbonate roofing panels come in a variety of colors, both translucent and morne. Translucent colors include clear, green, smoke, and dark gray. Opaque panels can be beige, blue or white. Check with you retailer to determine if other colors may be available.

These roofing sheets can be used in a variety of manners around the home, and not only for roofs. A homeowner can use them for a windbreak at the end of a porch, or to block off a greenhouse. Walls can be made for an animal shelter out of these panels, allowing light to come in on all side but keeping the animal out of the weather.

They can be used intermittently with other roofing products such as the case of a trellis barn roof. You might want to install several clear panels in your roofing plan for so that light can come in. In this circumstance, the panels could save you money on your light bill. As they weigh so little, carrying them from the building store to your home is much less complicated compared to heavy roofing sheeting and bundles of shingles.

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