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Just because polycarbonate has the word car in it, does not mean it is the best material for your carport roof. Yes, they are beautiful and make hard roofs for awnings, garages and car roof canopies. But have you ever wondered if they can be cost-effective and long lasting roofs, too?
To answer this and similar questions, we must know the advantages and disadvantages of these types of car roof designs. We also should be aware of other materials – new or traditional – that do not have the problems of polycarbonate carport roof and lowers the costs of building your car shed.
Polycarbonates are transparent thermoplastic materials. These roofs are lightweight and similar to glass. Although in this article we will discuss the problems of polycarbonate roof for carport, but it can be applied for any other polycarbonate roofing.
Polycarbonate roof sheets are resistant to UV rays – as we mentioned earlier. But this does not mean their color does not change at all. Many of these carport roofing sheets turn yellow if polycarbonate is exposed to solar rays for a long period of time. However, the extent of discoloration depends on the quality of the protective layer on the car roof.
Heat underneath of these canopy roofs – especially in the hot months of the year – can heat everything up. It can be unbearably hot for you or your car. Another related drawbacks of polycarbonate carport is that although the roof is not flammable, but it is highly smoke-emitting and can damage the sheets.
Although it has almost the same transparency as glass, but the roughness of the polycarbonate sheets can cause the roof surfaces to be scratched and damaged.
Polycarbonate is made of a hard resin like glass. That is why there will be a lot of noise when it rains and hails. So if you install polycarbonate roof panels for carport in your yard, the high frequency sound on the roof can make a lot of noise in heavy rain and disturb you.
Polycarbonate panels have gone through several reinforcement stages to last longer- in order light can get through and at the same time be an anti-UV roof material. Also, the production of its raw materials is expensive and all this adds to the final price of these roof sheets.
Installing polycarbonate roofs would not be easy. They need special tools and devices. Although polycarbonate carport makes strong roof, it is not made to support the weight of a person. Do not walk on the polycarbonate roof either for cleaning or installation as you can damage the roof structure.
Sepidfam Varna UPVC car roofing
If you are looking for durability and curb appeal of your car roof, slate and UPVC sheets are your best choices. Slates are derived from clays and rocks, which have a long life against high heat. UPVC sheets, on the other hand -besides high resistance to heat and sunlight – do not need thermal insulation and last longer than polycarbonate carport roof.
Color of polycarbonate roofs diminish over time and under its cover may become too hot as the material can transfer heat to its surroundings easily. That is why PVC, fiberglass and polycarbonate can never be a cool roof for your awnings and carports.
Everyone knows that a light-colored awning reflects more sunlight, resulting in less heat being transferred under the roof. Whether you want the polycarbonate roof for your carport, patio, and entry door and shade it is a good choice to buy a light color to reflect light. This can increase the life expectancy of car sheds.
Sepidfam Varna UPVC curved carport roof
Although polycarbonate sheets are stronger than PVC, they can never keep up with UPVC carport roofing. Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride lasts 40 – 50 years. It is the most low-maintenance roof material for car shelters.
Sepidfam varna UPVC carport sheet
Metal, PVC, glass along with polycarbonate panels are subject to expansion and contraction – due to temperature changes. But uPVC car roof canopies do not change length or width in any circumstances. Not only that. They do not warm the roof in hot weather and protect your car from heat and sudden impacts. That is why UPVC material can be the best alternative for polycarbonate and fiberglass roofing.
UPVC light roof coverings – which are in bright colors and without the need for thermal insulation – will provide you a safe and relaxing environment.
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