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Are you tired of feeling like you’re baking inside your own home during the hot summer months?

If you’re looking for a roofing solution that can block out heat and keep your home cooler, polycarbonate roofing might be worth considering.The solution lay in the selection of the right product for the right area

Not only is polycarbonate roofing durable and long-lasting, it’s also effective at blocking out the sun’s heat. Keep reading to find out more about the benefits of polycarbonate roofing and how it can help regulate the temperature inside your home.

How Long Will Polycarbonate Roof Panels Stand Up to the Sun’s Heat?

At Danpal, we understand that a sturdy roof is essential for protecting a building from the elements. While we often think of rain, snow, and storms as the main threats to a roof, the heat from the sun can also cause damage over time. That’s why Danpal’s team of engineers and designers have carefully developed polycarbonate roof panels to withstand the harshness of the weather. But as a consumer, you may be wondering: is polycarbonate the best choice for roofing, and how long will these panels last when subjected to the intense heat of the sun?

Polycarbonate Roofing traditional for a College

How Well Do Polycarbonate Roof Panels Stand Up to Extreme Hot and Cold Weather?

The lifespan of polycarbonate roof panels depends on various factors such as maintenance and the weather conditions they are exposed to. With proper care, these panels can last for up to 20 years before needing to be replaced. In some cases, they have even lasted for up to 30 years!

One of the advantages of polycarbonate is its ability to withstand extreme temperatures, making it suitable for use in a variety of climate zones around the world.However, if the building is located in a region with harsh winters, the roofing panels may need to be replaced more frequently. 

Many manufacturers offer extended warranties for polycarbonate roofs, which is a testament to their durability.

Why Polycarbonate Roof Panels Are the Best Choice for Your Home

When it comes to choosing a new roof, polycarbonate may not be the first material that comes to mind. However, if you live in a region with hot weather, you should definitely consider the benefits of polycarbonate. 

In today’s world, where environmental responsibility is a priority for many consumers, it’s worth considering a roofing material that aligns with your eco-friendly values. Just because traditional materials like slate, asphalt, cement, and wood are commonly used doesn’t mean they are the best options for modern architecture. In fact, as we strive to reduce our carbon footprint and protect our planet, we have found that building materials can also play a crucial role in this mission.

Polycarbonate is lightweight, easy to work with, flexible, and cost-effective. It is also designed to withstand different types of weather. You may have seen polycarbonate used in conservatories and greenhouses, but did you know that it was originally chosen for these structures because plants need a temperature-controlled environment to thrive? It didn’t take long for architects to realise that polycarbonate roofing panels that are good for plants are also good for people.

Polycarbonate Roof Panels: The Smart Financial Choice

One of the benefits of polycarbonate roof panels is their flexibility and customization. Unlike glass, they can be shaped and resized on site, which is a major advantage for construction crews. In addition to being available in various sizes, polycarbonate panels also come in different colours, adding to their visual appeal. With these panels, you can get the roof you need to be comfortable no matter where you live, as they are suitable for a wide range of weather conditions, from sunny summers to freezing winters.

It’s reassuring to know that with polycarbonate roof panels, you can work and live in a building that is fortified by Danpal’s innovative design. These panels are suitable for both commercial and residential structures, as they are effective at protecting against all types of weather and sunlight.

 Polycarbonate materials has become synonymous with reducing Heat and offering protection against Relevant UV rays

Architectural and outdoor design  teams now have unique Polycarbonate  solutions available in South Africa 

Combine elegant patio living with comfort in the summer…

Polycarbonate is a resilient thermoplastic material that provides excellent insulation and helps reduce cooling costs through keeping the direct heat and sun away from your windows and doors.

Polycarbonate is one of the most durable and weather-resistant building products available on the market today.

How is it possible for polycarbonate sheets to block heat?

The simple answer is yes, it is often touted for its ability to block heat. And while it’s true that polycarbonate has good heat-blocking properties, it’s important to understand how it works to appreciate how effective this product could be.

Polycarbonate is a thermoplastic material used for forming products for example Danpalon Multicell products  that contains multiple layers of molecules. These layers work together to reflect and scatter sunlight.  This polycarbonate product selection assists with reducing the amount of heat that enters a building, but it’s not likely to keep the inside cool on its own.

The multicell polycarbonate sheeting makes it the perfect selection to protect outdoor patio furniture from fading and other weather-related damage.

How do you stop condensation on polycarbonate roofing?

Condensation occurs when humid air comes into contact with a cold surface, such as polycarbonate. That can cause the polycarbonate to become foggy or even form water droplets.

There are several ways to prevent condensation on polycarbonate panels:

By taking one or more of these measures, it is possible to prevent condensation on polycarbonate panels.

Which polycarbonate roofing is best?

There are a few things to consider to ensure you’re getting the best product for your needs. One important factor is the thickness of the polycarbonate sheets, which vary from 4mm to 20mm. Thicker sheets are more durable. Another thing to consider is UV protection. Some polycarbonate sheets have UV-coated panels that help to deflect harmful rays.

Ultimately, the best polycarbonate roofing for you will depend on your specific needs and preferences. Contact us to discuss your project.

Danpalsa is a leading supplier of advanced, fit for purpose, daylight solutions for the building envelope where we offer assistance in determining the right product at the right time. offers a variety of styles to match your home’s look.

Polycarbonate is manufactured and supplied project specific allowing the customer and professional the assurance that the correct product is selected and their needs are met

The solution and products are supplied to all industries. It is an effective roofing material for both commercial and residential applications.

Summer is a time for braais, swimming and enjoying the outdoors.

However, your home can quickly become a hotbed of activity and not in a good way. This summer, be smart about how you cool your home by using polycarbonate roofing to reduce heat gain. It is an excellent way to extend your outdoor time! Get in touch with us today to start your polycarbonate roof design now!

Polycarbonate is a great choice for both interior and exterior walls. It is strong, durable, and can withstand a wide range of temperatures. In this blog post, we discuss polycarbonate wall cladding and some of its benefits.

Facade Morning Glen Mall South Africa

What is polycarbonate wall cladding?

Polycarbonate is a polymeric material that is durable, lightweight, and has a wide range of applications. It is often used as an alternative to glass or acrylic in products such as eyewear, safety equipment, and medical devices.

Wall cladding is the process where polycarbonate sheets are applied to the exterior walls of a building to create a durable, weather-resistant barrier. The three most common types of polycarbonate are Lexan, Makrolon, and Tuffak.

Frame Aluminium Facade Morning Glen Mall South Africa

What is interior wall cladding?

Interior wall cladding is a popular way to add character and texture to a room. It is usually made from wood, stone, or synthetic materials. Wall cladding can be used to cover an entire wall or just part of it. It is often used to accentuate architectural features or to create an interesting focal point.

Polycarbonate Facade Morning Glen Mall South Africa

What is the difference between Lexan and polycarbonate?

There is no difference between the two, it’s the same thing. Lexan is just a brand name of polycarbonate, same as Makrolon and Tuffak. Lexan is a polycarbonate resin that is manufactured by GE Plastics and it’s known for its high impact resistance and clarity. Makrolon is manufactured by Bayer MaterialScience and Tuffak by DuPont.

How to tell acrylic from polycarbonate:

Polycarbonate is basically unbreakable, while acrylic is not. That’s because polycarbonate panels are made from a type of plastic that is incredibly strong and durable. In fact, polycarbonate is so tough that it’s often used in bulletproof windows!

By contrast, acrylic panels are made from a much weaker type of plastic.

What temperature can polycarbonate withstand?

Polycarbonate can withstand temperatures from -20 to 140°C. At around 148°C, it will begin to soften and lose its shape. However, it won’t melt until it reaches above 155°C. If you’re looking for a material that can stand up to the heat, polycarbonate is a good choice. Just don’t try to put it in the oven!

Which side of polycarbonate is UV protected?

The UV-protective layer is typically on the outside of the polycarbonate sheet. However, it is important to check with the manufacturer to be sure.

How strong is polycarbonate?

Polycarbonate is very strong for its weight. It is about 250 times stronger than glass and 30 times stronger than acrylic.

How to clean wall cladding:

Polycarbonate wall cladding should be cleaned with a mild soap and water solution. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasives, as they can damage the surface of the polycarbonate sheets.

Different types of interior polycarbonate wall cladding

The three most common types of wall cladding are translucent, opaque, and clear.

Translucent polycarbonate cladding allows light to pass through while still providing privacy and protection from the elements. It’s often used as an alternative to glass or acrylic.

Opaque polycarbonate blocks out light and provides complete privacy.

Clear polycarbonateprovides the same protection as opaque polycarbonate but allows light to pass through. Ask us about internal wall cladding options!

What are the benefits of polycarbonate wall cladding?

Some benefits of polycarbonate include:

What are some of the disadvantages of polycarbonate wall cladding?

Some disadvantages of polycarbonateinclude:

So, there you have it – everything you ever wanted to know about polycarbonate wall cladding!

If you’re convinced that this is the right material for your next project, head over to our website and look at the range of products we offer. We are confident that you won’t be disappointed with the quality or diversity of options available.

Are you ready to go the polycarbonate way?

Do you love natural light but not the damaging UV rays that comes with it? Or, do you just want something architecturally pleasing for shop fronts? Look no further than multiwall polycarbonate and acrylic awnings.

Polycarbonate Roofing Freespan in South Africa
Polycarbonate Roofing Freespan in South Africa

What are polycarbonate awnings and what are they used for?

It is a type of awning that is made from polycarbonate, a type of plastic. They are often used as an alternative to metal or glass awnings, as they are more durable and can better withstand harsh South African climate. This type of awning is a cost effective installation solution as well as a quick installation.

But what are they used for?

These impact resistant awnings provide shelter and can protect windows and doors. There are many modern designs available.

Polycarbonate roofing compact for schools and entrances
Polycarbonate roofing compact for schools and entrances

How do polycarbonate awnings work and what are their benefits over other types of awnings?

These awnings work by deflecting damaging UV rays away from windows or doors. This helps to reduce interior temperatures. Polycarbonate awnings provide 99 UV protection whilst allowing natural light to come through. That can also help to reduce fading of furniture, curtains and flooring.

One of the main benefits of a polycarbonate awning is that it is much more durable than other types of awnings, making them ideal for use in an outdoor area, they protect against the sun, rain and hail due to the high impact resistance factor that is polycarbonate.

Polycarbonate awnings can handle a heavy wind load. PVC brackets are used and they are injection moulded from specialised polymer plastic. The brackets are powder coated which protects these awnings against rust and corrosion.

polycarbonate roofing sheets used at Total Elspark
Total Elspark

Are there any potential drawbacks to using polycarbonate awnings in your home or business establishment?

One potential drawback of polycarbonate awnings is that they can become damaged or scratched over time. This is not a major issue.

Abrasive and alkaline cleaning products should be avoided as polycarbonate is very sensitive to it.

What is the process of installing a polycarbonate awning, and what are the costs involved?

The process of installing a polycarbonate awning is typically not difficult and doesn’t take long.

The cost depends on your selection of material, size and complexity of your awning installation. A very wide awning will be more expensive than awnings with standard widths.

Aluminium brackets are not as cost effective but it doesn’t mean polycarbonate isn’t an affordable awning solution.

Where can you find more information about polycarbonate awnings?

Visit our website to find information about the manufacturing process of these awnings as well as multiwall polycarbonate awnings, acrylic awnings and more.

No more closing the curtains to hide the sun and rain. Contact us today to make a change and remember to stay out of the damaging ultraviolet rays.

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