When you’re considering choices of building materials, what are you looking for? Function? Appearance? Do you feel like you have to choose one over the other? Why should you have to choose whether you want to use a building material that is strong and easy to work with, or one that is attractive? When you select polycarbonate sheets, you’re choosing a product that is extremely strong and also esthetically pleasing. In fact, polycarbonate’s advantages are so pronounced that it has replaced glass in popularity. Glass, once a favorite, just can’t compare to the versatility of polycarbonate sheets. At Danpal, we are constantly seeking new and innovative products that deliver the utmost satisfaction for our clients. New and better products mean that older, traditional products can no longer compare to what’s now available. As a leader in the building industry, Danpal stays on the cutting edge of research and development so that new products like polycarbonate sheets deliver a better performance.
RELYING ON POLYCARBONATE SHEETS FOR WEATHER PROTECTION
The weather forecast in a typical week explains why polycarbonate sheets are an architect’s first choice when designing a building. Weather is unpredictable; a week that starts out with record cold temperatures and heavy rain might end in heat and humidity. We’ve all heard how March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb; in weather terms, that shows us that we have to expect the unexpected when we’re dealing with the natural elements. In order for a building to have the utmost in protection against the potential ravages of weather, it needs to be able to rely on materials that are able to keep weather out. Danpal has developed its Ventilated Rain System, which uses polycarbonate sheets to prevent weather outside from making its way inside. The polycarbonate panels in the system come with an air gap that lets natural ventilation keep the insulation dry and free from moisture.
WORKING WITH POLYCARBONATE SHEETS
Architects like to work with polycarbonate sheets because they’re flexible and customizable. That makes polycarbonate sheets very easy to install. The workload is lighter, the time needed is reduced, transporting the sheets is easier, and the disruption of the routine inside the building is reduced. When less work is needed, that means that less time is taken. That, in turn, means that less money is needed to finish the job.
POLYCARBONATE SHEETS OFFER OPTIONS
Polycarbonate sheets are available in two different styles. There’s multiwall polycarbonate sheets, which are made of hollow air chambers. For those who want the appearance of glass, there’s solid polycarbonate, which is a flat, clear sheeting. Both versions are strong and flexible and that’s a decisive advantage for a building material. Can the same be said of glass?
OTHER USES FOR POLYCARBONATE
Architects aren’t the only ones who’ve discovered that polycarbonate is a superior product. Windshields, security screens, moving machinery parts and farming machinery are also made out of polycarbonate because its flexibility and strength make it a favored choice.