Polycarbonate roofing panels are made from a translucent plastic that comes in a variety of colours, widths, lengths and thicknesses.
They are designed to reduce U.V. radiation and have amazing thermal qualities reducing the sun’s heat by as much as 69% in the summer.
Polycarbonate roofing panels provide a perfect solution for protecting outdoor living areas from the harshest weather and are commonly used on outdoor living areas and pergolas, but are also widely used in greenhouses, shopping centres, sporting complexes and covered walkways.
What makes a Polycarbonate Roof so good?
Polycarbonate roofing panels look simply stunning and offer some hard-to-beat advantages over other roofing choices as well including:
- Allowing up to 85% of all available light is transmitted with a polycarbonate roof--more light compared with other outdoor roofing materials
- Superb U.V. protection keeping you safe from potentially harmful skin damage
- Superior thermal insulation reduces summer heat by as much as 69% meaning you and all the family can enjoy the Australian sun in comfort
- Greater flexibility makes it an ideal choice for curved roofs
- Much less expensive than glass to install thanks to its light weight--the roof frame can be a lighter framework as well.
- Colours won’t fade in the harsh Australian sunshine
What do Polycarbonate Roof Sheets look like?
Polycarbonate roofing panels come in a wide range of colours and profiles allowing you to indulge your creative spirit.
You can choose a style to blend in with the environment or to make a bold visual statement.
We have chosen to supply only the best translucent roofing products for years of trouble-free enjoyment.
Most Polycarbonate roofing products come with a limited lifetime warranty including against hail damage from hailstones up to 25mm.
No 1 Roofing & Building Supplies recommend all of the following products:
Suntuff: the name says it all. Suntuf were the first Polycarbonate roofing panels in Australia and some 25 years of exceptional performance under tough Australian conditions have truly proven their value and backed up the Suntuf reputation.
Suntuff are proud of the fact that their range prevents 99.9% of U.V radiation passing through the roof providing amazing protection for all sunlovers.
Suntuf produce three basic styles of Polycarbonate roofing panels: Standard, SolarSmart and SolarSmart Selective.
The standard range provides a really cost effective way to enhance your outdoor living whilst the Solarsmart products provide optimal heat reduction.
Suntuf comes in Greca, Trimdek or corrugated profiles.
Laserlite comes in two product styles: Laserlite 2000 and Laserlite 3000.
Laserlite 2000 is designed as a very cost effective option.
Light transmission ranges from 19% to 93% according to colour. Likewise, heat reduction can be as much as 62%.
Laserlite 3000 is designed for maximum thermal comfort with heat being reduced by up to 69% and reducing glare and light transmission by as much as 53%.
Advanced Weatherguard technology keeps your Laserlite panels looking like new.
Colours include: clear, opal, cream, bronze, grey, platinum, ice metal, and gun metal.
A choice of corrugated, greca, and trimdek (trimdek is not available in the Laserlite 3000) profiles gives you some really exciting options for your outdoor space.
The wide range of Laserlite sheet sizes gives you some real flexibility for many different applications:
Twin Wall Polycarbonate Roofing
The twin wall polycarbonate roof is a multi-wall plastic roofing product that has become very popular due it its unique qualities.
It’s kind of like having a double-glazed window in your roof.
Ampelite twin wall polycarbonate roofing products are a high quality low maintenance roofing solution that takes roofing for outdoor living spaces to another dimension.
The twin-wall product is very tough and rigid giving it a long service life.
It’s manufactured using lightweight materials making it cheaper for handling, freight, and installation and it comes with a ten year warranty.
Ampelite blocks 99.9% of U.V radiation and is rated as suitable for high wind zones and for Bushfire zones up to BAL 19.
Polycarbonate Multiwall sheets:
- Allow up to 85 % of light through
- Reduce heating costs by as much as 50% thanks to the layer of air trapped between the sheets
- Reduces skin damaging U.V. radiation in patios and leaf damage in greenhouses
- Have proven to be some 250 times stronger than glass
- Are appropriate for high wind conditions
- Demonstrate excellent fire retardant qualities
- Offer flexibility suitable for an enormous range of applications
The finely lined appearance of Ampelite adds a really elegant sleek look to any application and the wide range of colours will suit any taste.
Ampelite twin wall polycarbonate roof sheet dimensions available:
- Thicknesses—10mm or 16mm
- Lengths—2.0m, 2.5m, 3.0m, 3.5m, 4.0m, 4.5m, through to 7.0m
- Widths—700mm and 1050mm
Colours available include:
- Metallic grey
At one less than 1/6th of the weight of glass twin wall polycarbonate roof sheets are cheaper to handle and install and require less structural framing.
The Amperlite Twin-Wall Polycarbonate can be used in the following applications:
- Covered walkways
- Swimming Pool Enclosures
- Industrial Glazing
- Shopping Centres
- Sports Complexes
Carbolite polycarbonate awnings
Carbolite offer another superb roofing product with a see-through difference.
Carbolite polycarbonate panels and awnings offer formidable sun protection for windows and patios.
The ability to produce curved awning panels with minimal supporting structures is a real plus.
Excellent thermal, shading, and U.V. reduction properties are standard throughout the excellent Carbolite range.
Solasafe is another great Ampelite polycarbonate roofing product. Solasafe comes in a range of levels and offers three different profiles.
Level one allows for maximum light penetration with some variation in light and heat transmissions throughout its five colour range.
Level two achieves an excellent balance between light and heat thanks to its cooler colours.
Level three promises the most effective heat reduction thanks to its advanced metallic particle heat reflecting technology.
Solasafe polycarbonate demonstrates 250 times greater impact resistance than glass and is strong enough to withstand heavy hail.
Fibreglass roof sheeting or FRP (fibre reinforced polyester) is another tried and tested clear roofing product ideal for outdoor spaces.
The Alsynite Ultra range of clear fibreglass roof sheeting features a unique polyester resin formulation with an innovative U.V. surface protection layer.
It’s so good it’s backed up by a 25 year product warranty.
A wide range of colours and profiles make it a great choice for walls and roofs where you want the natural light to come in but not the weather including building skylights, patios, and verandahs.
Ampelite have also been making fibreglass roof sheeting for many years.
Their exciting colour palette and super tough product reputation gives you another range of inspirational options.
DOMESTIC - The domestic fibreglass sheeting is available in corrugated and the 5-rib (Trimdek) profiles.
Minimum recommended roof pitch is 5º. Domestic grade fibreglass provides 99.9% protection from harmful ultra violet rays.
It provides cost effective lighting through excellent spanning, light transmission and low thermal expansion.
It is available in almost all current and superseded metal roofing profiles.
Contact your local No1 Roofing & Building Supplies Branch for all the right advice.
Ampelite is Australia’s largest and most experienced producer of industrial fibreglass sheeting.
They produce Standard grade type SC, Premium grade ‘Wonderglas GC’ gel coated, and Special Purpose Sheeting including SR76 Fire Retardant, ‘Cool-lite GC’ Heat Reduction & ‘Webglas GC’ Woven Mat reinforced.