Polycarbonate Awnings and Roof Sheeting are Becoming Increasingly Popular in South Africa

Awnings are versatile outdoor extensions popular as additional living spaces at private residences or as a communal gathering place for customers at pubs and restaurants. At industrial and commercial properties, awnings are popular as overhangs at entrances and shelter areas for outdoor gatherings or parking zones.

The reason for the popularity of awnings is that they provide additional, sheltered, outdoor living areas at a fraction of the cost of a permanent brick and mortar construction. These secondary roof-like covers provide shelter from the heat, the cold, the wind and the rain. They are attached to exterior walls of buildings, and are composed of materials such as canvas, woven cotton, polyester, vinyl and, more recently, upmarket and durable polycarbonate.

Multiwall Polycarbonate Carports Polycarbonate carport for home or at work

Choosing the Right Awning

Awnings are the ideal solution for those wanting to spend time enjoying quality outdoor living. Awnings transform unprotected outdoor areas into viable living spaces, providing shelter and protecting furniture from harmful weather conditions.

There are several factors to consider when choosing the right awning for individual needs. These considerations include:

·         Location

·         Style and Edging

·         Material (canvas, polycarbonate)

·         Colour

·         Customization

·         Architectural Style

·         Weather Conditions

·         Maintenance

The Benefits of Polycarbonate Awnings in South Africa

Polycarbonate awnings are popular due to their durability and resistance against the harsh South African climate. They are generally used to protect doors and windows, and add a simple, minimalistic, sleek look to any commercial or industrial building.

While polycarbonate awnings provide up to 80% protection against harmful UV rays, they allow you to enjoy natural light and offer excellent rain protection. They also shelter and protect:

·         Doorway entrances

·         Generators and air conditioners

·         ATMs and vending machines

·         Walkways and patios

·         And improve the aesthetics of a building

Caring for Your Polycarbonate Awning

Add years to the life of your polycarbonate awning by establishing a monthly cleaning ritual. Most manufacturers offer a 10-year warranty, but you can add a good five more years to its life with regular cleaning. All you must do is hose it down with clean water and then use a mild detergent and a soft cloth to give it a wash. Then rinse and dry.

Why is Polycarbonate Used as a Roof Sheeting?

Polycarbonate’s versatility allows its use as a roof sheeting material. Its many benefits include:

·         High-impact resistance

·         Translucency that allows for easy light transmission

·         Good fire-resistance rating

Polycarbonate sheeting tolerates temperatures see-sawing from -40C to +120C and, because it is durable, it is a practical roofing solution. Its translucent light transmission qualities make polycarbonate sheeting ideal for outdoor areas such as conservatories, decks, patios and terraces.

Multiwall Polycarbonate

Multiwall Polycarbonate has a layer of UV absorber that is co-extruded onto the sheeting surface, creating a barrier against damaging UV rays. This makes Multiwall virtually indestructible and exceptionally resistant to ageing. When compared to glass, Multiwall’s thermal insulation is almost 60% higher than other products.

Available in various colours and tints, this opaque or transparent sheeting is aesthetically pleasing and tougher than fiberglass or glass. Its lightweight qualities, strength and durability, add to the package, making it popular ideal for use in outdoor structures.

Its lightweight qualities make Multiwall Polycarbonate sheeting easy to transport and to install. The sheets weigh only 16% of the weight of glass and 34% of acrylic sheets. A further attraction is its insulation properties, ensuring a watertight environment.

FAQs About Polycarbonate Awnings

Can my polycarbonate awning withstand a strong wind?

Polycarbonate can withstand heavy wind, sun, rain and even hail. These awnings are attached with aluminium or PVC brackets, ensuring their durability.

Do these awnings have protection against rust and corrosion?

Yes, they do. Awning Warehouse products are engineered aluminium, guaranteeing a rust and corrosion-free lifetime.

Polycarbonate Roof: The new transparent roofing material

Awning Warehouse often uses polycarbonate as a replacement for glass in residential homes.

Awning Warehouse is providing homeowners with an affordable, energy-efficient choice at their doorstep.

Unlike other materials such as metal or plastic, polycarbonate does not corrode and meets all fire ratings. Not only is polycarbonate strong enough to be used for commercial buildings, but also can be used just like traditional glazing on residential homes.  What’s more – because of the low weight of this material it could offer significant cost savings when installed onto roofs that may have been damaged by winds and rainstorms.

The roofing material of the future: polycarbonate is an excellent option for your long-term investment and peace of mind

Polycarbonate roofing is a great choice for those who need good optical clarity that is both durable and aesthetically appealing. Polycarbonates come in two distinct forms – solid polycarbonate roof sheeting with clear optical properties or domed ones which can be more flexible – perfect in the construction industry.  

Polycarbonate is a strong thermoplastic material that can withstand low and high temperatures. It comes in all the profile shapes generally used for non-translucent roofing or cladding, but extrusion techniques allow for even more variety when it’s manufactured into your desired form!

A Polycarbonate roof is perfect for those looking to enjoy an open view

The profile of the roof cladding is designed to match that on profiled polycarbonate so that one can enjoy an open view. Awning Warehouse has all kinds available for South African design needs. From simple rectangles with straight edges or sloped surfaces to more elaborate shapes like arcs and ovals!

The variety in profiles means there’s something perfect no matter what type you’re looking for.

Keep your family safe by choosing polycarbonate over less resilient materials

Polycarbonate is a versatile material (Practical roofing material) used extensively as roof light glazing. It’s highly resistant to impact, transmitting high levels of light and it can be easily cut or shaped with virtually no waste for customization purposes! The polycarbonate sheets provide you with benefits such as a good fire rating which is essential when building deck areas, terraces, patios, and conservatories. Note that it is not recommended to use polycarbonate roofing for an entire roof.

Blocks the sun but still lets in light, making it great for residential homes

Polycarbonate roofing is a lightweight material that blocks UV rays, letting in light and heat. This makes it perfect for greenhouses or solarium! So your plants will be UV protected.

The polycarbonate panels are long-lasting and can resist anything, making them the perfect product for roofs

Polycarbonate panels are noted for being long-lasting and nearly indestructible, which makes roofing with these polycarbonate roofing sheets options a very cost-effective option. They can be installed in the harshest of environments. they’re resistant to both extreme heat (think hot desert sun) and withstand extremely low temperatures for example those found on mountain tops at night time. The excellent properties make them preferred among greenhouse builders because polys don’t break down over time!

You want to invest in this long-lasting material that is not just for roofs? 

The Awning Warehouse polycarbonate is the perfect material for your next roofing project. Not only does it come in all profile shapes and sizes, but also has a colour matching system with different profiles so you can use one single product across many surfaces! You can say that profiled polycarbonate matches profiled roof cladding

The sky will be visible through this corrugated material while enjoying beautiful weather at home on any day – how wonderful!!!

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