When it comes to roofing materials for conservatories that want to let in natural light, there are often two choices.

Glass or polycarbonate.

There are sometimes accusations that get thrown at polycarbonate roofing, and throughout this guide we’re going to answer these, and the results may surprise you.

Let’s take a look.

Why We’re Happy to Debunk Your Myths

We’re always delighted to speak to our customers and answer any questions or concerns they have regarding any of our products.

In this case, with polycarbonate roofing, there are frequently asked questions that we are happy share information on, including the four below.

But why do we think this is so important? Well, here are three key reasons:

·       It Gives Out Accurate Information – It is hard to know the exact facts about certain materials unless you speak with people who handle it every day, and that’s why we’re always glad to give out accurate information that can help our customers make informed decisions and avoid any unreliable information.

·       It Gives You Peace of Mind – We don’t want any of our customers to feel a dose of buyer’s remorse after making a purchase, so if any of the myths throughout this guide and beyond are causing some concerns, we are always happy to provide truthful answers that can help them rest assured they’re making the right choice.

·       It Builds Trust with Our Customers – We want our customers to be able to come to us with any concerns or questions and trust that they are getting factual information on the material in question. We know our products inside and out, and hope that articles like this one help to bridge the gap between us and our customers when it comes to knowledge about our products.

4 Myths About Polycarbonate Roofing and Why They’re Not True

Polycarbonate Roofing is Prone to Issues

Like any roofing material, issues can occur with a polycarbonate roof, but to say it is prone to issues is incorrect.

What is important here is that your roof is cared for and maintained properly.

If this is done, your roof could last for around 20 years, which is a good lifespan for a roof.

Some common issues that do occur are scratching, cracking, and discolouration, but these can be avoided if you keep your roof clear of debris and make sure it is clean, as well as regularly checking for any damage and trying to avoid any heavy impacts.

While issues can occur with a polycarbonate roof in instances of extreme weather, or due to bad installation, these are true for any form of roof and therefore polycarbonate should not be seen as any more prone to issues than all of the others.

Polycarbonate Roofing is Expensive

When it comes to finances, the initial outlay per square metre for polycarbonate roofing may be slightly more than some other roofing materials.

While this can make it seem expensive, there are some other financial aspects that actually counteract this point.

For the price, you are getting a long-lasting and durable material, which makes it a great investment. When compared to glass, polycarbonate is actually the more cost-efficient choice, and offers a more durable quality.

There are also other elements of polycarbonate roofing that make it a wallet-friendly option, such as the fact it is energy efficient and can cut down the cost of your bills, as well as being simple to install and low maintenance.

Polycarbonate Roofing is Not Aesthetically Pleasing

Many people are put off by the idea that polycarbonate roofing doesn’t look as good as it’s counterparts.

While of course the aesthetics of a roof are down to personal choice, there are some factors to consider here that can help to debunk this myth.

Polycarbonate roofing is a versatile material that is available in different colours to suit your needs. This means it will be tough to find an item that doesn’t suit your roof and thus look great.

It is also great for integrating with other materials and can slot into a property exterior seamlessly to complete the look of a building.

One of the best aspects of polycarbonate roofing is that it transmits natural light, which makes it great when sitting inside.

And finally, it can fit into any style, modern or traditional, and always adds a sleek and clean feel to a property.

There are many more reasons we think it looks great, and as mentioned earlier it all depends on your personal opinion and style, but for something that is flexible and customisable, you can’t go wrong with polycarbonate.

Polycarbonate Roofing is Difficult to Maintain

When it comes to maintenance, polycarbonate roofing is actually the complete opposite to difficult to maintain.

Firstly, they have great qualities when it comes to durability and impact-resistance, which makes issues such as cracks and dints rare.

It is also easy to clean, as long as you follow the right processes such as using non-abrasive materials and avoiding harsh chemicals.

If you can regularly inspect your roof and give it the care it needs, you should have a healthy and long-lasting roof without any hassle.

When it comes to replacing a damaged panel, all you have to do is simply swap it with a new one and you’re good to go, making polycarbonate roofing one of the more low-maintenance materials out there.

Polycarbonate Roofing from The Glazing Shop

Polycarbonate roofing has many benefits, and if you’re looking to add some to your property, or simply have more questions or concerns about this material that you would like some truthful and factual answers to, then get in touch with our team today who as always will be glad to help.

We offer a wide variety of polycarbonate sheeting options, with customisable sizing and different thicknesses and colours available, so you’re sure to find the ideal item for your property.

Want to know more? Then check out our buyers guide today.