Polycarbonate roofing is for outdoor patios and entertainment areas.

This thermoplastic material is virtually indestructible, can tolerate extreme weather conditions, both hot and cold, and is used in the manufacture of high-impact products!

Polycarbonate Roofing is environmentally sound, just one reason architects and engineers use it.

Polycarbonate roofing provides architects and engineers with a versatile solution that enables them to solve design challenges. Polycarbonates are available in various colours, configurations (clear or tinted), thicknesses, widths, profiles (flat or sloped) as well as other custom shapes such as domes for skylights. Polycarbonate is also used because it has good insulation properties which reduces energy costs while maintaining comfortable temperatures inside the building during warm months and cold ones when needed.

Polycarbonate roofing options South Africa

Cutting edge Technology

We use cutting-edge technology to create innovative products that not only look good but also play a vital role in making sure homes are structurally sound too

Polycarbonate roofing offers a durable and aesthetically pleasing alternative to other common materials for roofs. Polycarbonates are very lightweight, non-combustible, UV-resistant polymers that can be easily moulded into any shape or size which also makes them ideal for large structures like stadiums in all climates and environments from the hot karoo to the colder climates near Clarens.

Polycarbonates offer many benefits over traditional roofs such as reduced solar heat gain; increased energy efficiency with lower utility costs; resist impacts, survive hail storms due to their inherent strength (0% wood content); they don’t burn when subjected naturally occurring combustion agents such as lightning strikes so there is no need worry 

Looking for something other than polycarbonate roofing, such as an awning or pergola? Contact us today to find out more!

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!!!

Polycarbonate Roofing for your Outdoors

Awning Warehouse has the best products to get you that perfect outdoor space

Awning Warehouse makes a variety of awnings including polycarbonate roofing. You can use them for architectural, industrial, agricultural, and DIY jobs.

Awning Warehouse Introduction to Polycarbonate Roofing

Awning Warehouse has been the leading manufacturer of awnings, canopies and other outdoor living products. They are pleased to introduce their line of polycarbonate roofing that offers up to 70% more light transmission than standard acrylic or glass roof panels. This means that you will be able to see your plants grow under artificial lighting for longer periods of time while still being protected from UV rays.

This material is virtually unbreakable (Plastic steel!), which means it cannot be broken easily. It transmits light very well and is resistant to the weather.

The company’s new polycarbonate roof panel is also extremely durable and versatile as it can be used in any type of construction project. Different product solutions are available and include skylights, greenhouses, sunrooms and solariums.

polycarbonate roofing sheets Total Elspark Roofing sheets used

5 standout qualities of Polycarbonate Roofing

  1. Polycarbonate is an unusual material that is resilient and can withstand many different temperatures. It is a lightweight construction material, but it can still be tough.
  2. Polycarbonate roofing is a good roof for some structures. These include decks, garages, patios, sheds and conservatories. Keep in mind that polycarbonate material is not the best to use for an entire house.
  3. Polycarbonate is often used for pool covers and can also be used to cover roofs on industrial warehouses.
  4. Polycarbonate panels are strong and resistant! They can be used outside and they will not break. They have 250 times the impact of float glass and 30 times the strength of acrylic.
  5. We sell products that are strong and are virtually unbreakable.

9 Benefits of Polycarbonate

  1. Polycarbonate is highly resilient and can withstand a lot of force.
  2. Polycarbonate sheets are lightweight, easy to transport and easy to use when it comes to construction.
  3. Polycarbonate is good for making awnings and sunrooms because it blocks the UV.
  4. Polycarbonate is a strong material that makes it good for building greenhouses.
  5. Polycarbonate panels can withstand extreme temperatures, are rain/water-resistant and have impact resistant
  6. These quality panels will last for many years because they are so incredibly durable. They won’t fade or discolour much and are safe from minimal impact damage, too.
  7. A polycarbonate roof can let in more light (light transmission) and less heat.
  8. Polycarbonate can be used for skylights, roofing, siding (Cladding), facades and curtain walls.
  9. Polycarbonate is a strong, flexible material. It does not crack and it won’t be damaged by a sleet or light hail storm. It also has a high fire rating!

3 Common questions about Polycarbonate roofing

How long do polycarbonate roof panels last?

Polycarbonate panels last anywhere from 10 to 20 years.

Does a polycarbonate product protect you from solar glare?

Polycarbonate is a good material for awnings and sunroom roofs. It is resistant to extreme temperatures in South Africa with its UV blocking capabilities.

Do you have to worry about heat?

The more light that comes through the sheet, the hotter it will feel under there. Sometimes sheets can make you colder if they don’t let in much light. But mostly sheets should make you warmer.

Skylight Roofing

Awning warehouse announces a new line of polycarbonate roofing

Awning Warehouse is pleased to announce its newest product, a new line of translucent (clear) and opaque polycarbonate roof light systems. With the latest advancements in materials science, we are able to provide our customers with the best possible protection for their roofs while still providing natural lighting and maintaining colour quality.  Our new products offer advanced UV resistance and anti-weather properties that will keep your home’s interior feeling fresh and bright all year round!

Awning Warehouse announces new colour for polycarbonate panels

Awning Warehouse is proud to announce their newest colour products in the line of architectural roof coverings. Polycarbonate panels are great for conserving light transmission and can be made with a variety of textures, colours, and finishes.

Polycarbonate roofing has become popular in recent years because it has the ability to preserve colour and light transmission while also providing insulation, protection from UV rays, and durability for high-impact areas like balconies or swimming pool enclosures. The material is often used as skylight or rooflight systems that allow natural light into buildings without sacrificing energy efficiency.

Polycarbonate Patio Roofing Installation

Multiwall Polycarbonate is widely used because it is virtually indestructible

Polycarbonate sheeting is an ideal roofing product for patios and all outdoor entertainment areas. This thermoplastic material is virtually indestructible and can tolerate extreme weather conditions, both hot and cold, making it perfect for patio roofing. Polycarbonate panels are so resistant to impact that the material is used in the manufacture of police bulletproof shields!


Acting like a shield from ultra-violet rays, polycarbonate sheeting is nevertheless a wonderful light transmission material. Acting very much like a pane of glass, polycarbonate’s translucent qualities make it an attractive and viable roofing agent option for outside living spaces.

The fact that polycarbonate is a lightweight material, makes it an attractive roofing option because it is more manageable than other heavier products and is easier to transport. Its durability makes polycarbonate roof sheeting an extremely attractive and cost-effective option. Polycarbonate offers many years of service without fading or discolouring. The roof sheets are available in a variety of colours and tints.

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