How to choose the right polycarbonate roof panels?

When it comes to polycarbonate roofing, there are different polycarbonate manufacturers for your options. So how do you judge the quality of polycarbonate roofing sheets? And what colors and thicknesses are suitable for your projects? This article is helping you to choose the right polycarbonate roofing sheets.

How to choose the high-quality polycarbonate ?

Polycarbonate sheets become popular daylight roofing covers features high impact resistance, are lightweight, high light transmission, and UV protection. The yellow rate is only 6% every year. The material of polycarbonate sheets is imported from Lexan polycarbonate, Sabic, and Bayer to ensure the quality of polycarbonate panels. However, some lousy polycarbonate manufacturers use recycled material to produce. So there are the good and bad are intermingled on the market. How to choose high-quality polycarbonate should pay more attention. When distributors plan to purchase, reputable suppliers are glad to provide samples upon request. You can carefully check the sample to judge the quality.There are some simple tips to help you choose the twin wall polycarbonate sheets. As follows:

  • Clear surface

Usually the Lexan and Bayer polycarbonate sheets are high transmissions and pure color. There are no particles on the surface. That proves high-quality use of 100% new material. Otherwise, the inferior product has particles and is a little black. Because that kind of polycarbonate use recycle material or is added in the production.

  • Thicker upper and lower of walls

The thicker the upper and lower walls of hollow polycarbonate, the more material is used, a, then the better the quality of the sheet will be, and it is not easy to deform. This proves the production process is stable and co-extrusion technology is very good.

  • Bending polycarbonate

Polycarbonate sheets are excellent flexibility and are hard to break. It can be bent into different shapes. If your polycarbonate samples are easy to break,  the quality is not good maybe added the recycled material.

How to choose the thickness of hollow polycarbonate sheets?

The answer is choosing different thicknesses depends on your applications of polycarbonate panels. If you are planning to make the outdoor canopies roof, the 8mm-12m UV protection twin-wall polycarbonate sheets are highly cost-effective performance. It features high impact resistance, snow load, anti-yellowing, and insulation. When it comes to greenhouse cover, choose different structures of polycarbonate, 6mm twin-wall anti-fog polycarbonate is common in warm areas. Honeycomb polycarbonate or triple-wall polycarbonate are available for the arid-cold regions because of the higher insulation advantage. If you feel confused about the thickness, please feel free to leave a message for us. We will reply to you the professional suggestions.

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How to choose the sizes of hollow polycarbonate sheets?

The standard sizes of hollow polycarbonate sheets are  1.22m X 2.44m, 2.1m X 5.8m. You can buy the whole sheet or have it cut to your required sizes. Cut the polycarbonate sheet with sharp-toothed scissors or hand saws. That is a very easy process.

How to choose the color of a hollow polycarbonate sheet?

Twin wall and multi wall polycarbonate sheets are available in transparent, translucent and opaque. Different colors with different light transmissions. Transparent twin wall polycarbonate is about 82% light transmission maximum allowing the light into. The tinted bronze twin wall polycarbonate is popular for door awning and patio cover roofs.

What are the types of polycarbonate roofing sheets?

There are common three types of polycarbonate sheets used for roofing, hollow polycarbonate, solid polycarbonate and corrugated polycarbonate sheets. Hollow polycarbonate is lightweight and cheap used for awning roofs, and canopies roof. Solid polycarbonate is stronger and high light transmission is used for daylight roofing, and pergola roof. Corrugated curved polycarbonate is a variety of profiles to match the metal roof.  Conclusion according to your projects, local weather conditions, light requirements and budget choose the polycarbonate sheets.

Where to buy your polycarbonate sheet from?

UNQ plastic company is a leading polycarbonate manufacturer. Use 100% Lexan polycarbonate resin manufacturing a variety of sizes, colors, and types of polycarbonate. UNQ polycarbonate helps to provide the best solution for construction roofing and outdoor applications. Contact us to get an instant quote for polycarbonate sheets.

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