Summer is here and that means it's outdoor roofing material time! If you look up every so often you'll probably notice that your pergola or outdoor deck covering is made of a fluted plastic material.
That material is called: polycarbonate twin wall. It's specifically made for outdoor roofing edifices like greenhouses, pergolas, verandas, deck coverings and more. It's made with outdoor elements in mind like rain, snow, sun, wind and it has a two or three wall fluted build. Often also called "two wall" or "three wall."
The material is lightweight yet strong, UV-protected, impact-resistant and also offers great thermal efficiency. The sheets comes in various thickness: 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, and 16mm -- generally the thicker you go the more durable it will be.
Polycarboante twin wall is an excellent alternative to glass or even solid plastic sheets especially for roofing. The flutes also create a shiny and natural outdoor aesthetic.
The sheets come in three colors: clear, opal (white), and bronze. There are also various connector pieces that are used for installation like H Channels and U Channels.
The spring and summer months are high times for this material as it's often when people realize they need to update their outdoor settings. Our sales associates at Mr. Plastics are well versed in the applications of twin wall polycarbonate and can help you with your needs.
Manufacturers of the material are companies like Gallina.
Here are some examples of polycarbonate twin wall being used.
Polycarbonate twin wall is lightweight yet strong material that is UV-protected and impact-resistant. It also offers great thermal efficiency.