Plastics have amassed great importance over the years. Despite its ever-compounding eco-threat in our society, you can't deny the benefits it provides. Plastics have been used to make portable storage containers, bottles, cases, etc. It even makes up some parts of the gadgets we use to this day. Our phones, TV sets, laptops, among other electronic devices, make vital use of plastic for the outer cover and internal insulation. The waterproof nature of plastics and their malleability has also significantly been taken advantage of by engineers, designers, and visual artists. You'd think that after all these benefits mentioned above, there couldn't be anymore, but there are.
The use of plastics in the roofing system isn't a new practice. However, it's not used by many homeowners. One reason could be the lack of information surrounding its installation mode, cost, and maintenance frequency. Some homeowners might not just want to consider it because other homeowners aren't as well. Best believe that herd mentality also exists within homeowners. However, if you get rid of these drawbacks and factor in plastic roofing positives, you would get to see a lot more reason to opt for it. Before we go ahead into the article, we would like to explain a bit more about the clear plastic we refer to, "polycarbonate".
Polycarbonate is known as an amorphous thermoplastic. To make you have a better understanding of the definition above, we will explain the two terms separately. Polycarbonate is amorphous in the sense that it can be worked on, reshaped, and reformed at room temperature without the application of heat. It is also thermoplastic because it changes its state from solid to liquid instead of disintegrating upon heat application. Besides being used as a roofing material, polycarbonate has vast areas of application. A few are to make glass lenses, vehicular headlights, DVDs, medical equipment, bulletproof shields, etc. Polycarbonates are very tough, robust, and resistant, primarily when produced to form. It can withstand high temperatures, maintain rigidity at up to 140 degrees Celsius, and maintain malleability and toughness even at temperatures as low as -20 degrees Celsius. Polycarbonates can come in different colors as well. However, they only come in transparent or translucent appearances. They are hardly made in an opaque form. Let's explain the various roofing methods.
Going back to what was mentioned before, polycarbonate roofing can only be applied in specific ways, unlike your conventional asphalt and metal roofing shingles and sheets. The translucent and transparent property of polycarbonate plastic roofing sheets makes way for the passage of sunlight. It is much appreciated by homeowners that don't seek complete shading for their roofs. While polycarbonates aren't generally used for an apartment or personal home roofing, there are other viable ways they can be used efficiently.
Many polycarbonate roofing sheets come in different thickness, strength, and resistance, despite its being a generally durable material. We are going to mention these other roofing sheets below and highlight their various modes of application.
There are a lot more advantages that polycarbonate roofing offers than the ones listed above. You can get to know more about them and plan its installation a lot better with NY Roofing's help. We are more than capable of providing feasible solutions to all of your roofing challenges. Contact us at 553 Prospect Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215 (646)-838-0441 https://www.nyroofing.com/ to begin.