Which is better for roofing PVC or polycarbonate?
Generally speaking, PVC roofing sheets are cheaper than polycarbonate, while the strong transparent qualities of corrugated PVC sheets enables light to pass through the roof easily and brighten the area below.
What is the minimum pitch for a polycarbonate roof?
When installing polycarbonate roofing, keep a minimum pitch of 5 degrees so that rainwater runs off towards the gutter preventing moisture collecting on your roof.
What is the lifespan of a polycarbonate roof?
Polycarbonate roofs are often the cheapest option when looking to replace your conservatory roof. In traditional polycarbonate roofs, the most common thickness used are 16mm, 25mm and 35mm. There are however, many drawbacks that come with a polycarbonate roof. The average lifespan is between 10 to 15 years.
Can you walk on polycarbonate roof?
You should never walk on polycarbonate roofing unless it’s well-supported underneath. While polycarbonate roofing can sustain a lot of abuse, it’s not meant to support the weight of a person. The surface is slippery and you will likely fall. Further, you can dent and scratch it if you walk on it.
Does polycarbonate roofing block heat?
Polycarbonate is also very lightweight and capable of withstanding extreme temperatures, either hot or cold. Due to these qualities it makes for an effective roofing material for many applications.
How do you walk on a polycarbonate roof?
The best way to navigate a roof that is having polycarbonate installed is to use the roofing supports to walk around. It is worth noting that polycarbonate with strong support underneath may be okay to walk on, but the same risks can occur: the surface is slippery and may be damaged if you walk on it.
How do you reduce the heat under a polycarbonate roof?
Staying Cool under a Polycarbonate Roof
- Go high! By raising the roof height, you move any warm air further above head height.
- Invite in a cross breeze. If you keep one or both gable ends open it will allow any warm air to easily escape.
- Choose your roofing wisely.
- Install a fan.
Where can I buy a lean to roof?
The Glazing Shop offers a wide range of Lean To roof kits. They provide you with all the components you need to install a lean to conservatory roof. This quality self supporting roof system is available in white or brown. It is also available in 16mm, 25mm and 35mm polycarbonate glazing.
What types of polycarbonate roof sheets are available?
The polycarbonate sheets are available in clear, bronze and opal. However, we can supply Bronze Opal and Heatguard Opal options at additional cost. We offer a range of unglazed lean to roof kits that can be used with glass units.
What materials do you need for a lean to conservatory roof?
They provide you with all the components you need to install a lean to conservatory roof. This quality self supporting roof system is available in white or brown. It is also available in 16mm, 25mm and 35mm polycarbonate glazing. The polycarbonate sheets are available in clear, bronze and opal.
What is a 16mm five wall polycarbonate lean to?
Click here to go directly to the 16mm Five Wall Polycarbonate Lean to with straight eaves only. Polycarbonate lean-to greenhouses attach to your home and are structurally designed to withstand high winds and heavy snowfall.