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What are the advantages of polycarbonate roofing?

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The advantages of polycarbonate roofing are its durability, ability to block UV rays, weight and resistance to heat and cold. It's also credited with being more resistant to harsh weather than other building materials.

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Polycarbonate roofing is 20 times stronger than fiberglass panels and is especially resistant to blunt force, making it an ideal building material for buildings that require durability. Polycarbonate panels are so strong, they are used in the construction of police shields.

Blockage of ultra-violet rays is another feature of polycarbonate roofing that is particularly useful for construction of awnings and other overhead covers. While the material blocks 99.9 percent of harmful UV rays, it still lets in light and heat, making it ideal for use in greenhouses and solariums.

The light weight of polycarbonate roofing is another asset, as it makes both transportation and installation more manageable than with other building materials.

Polycarbonate panels are noted for being nearly indestructible and long-lasting, which makes roofing with these panels a very cost effective option. They can be installed in the harshest of environments and are resistance to both extreme heat and cold. This type of roofing is also resistant to signs of aging such as discoloration and yellowing which allows the roofing to look brand new for many years.

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