Decks and Patios
POLYCARBONATE ROOFING FOR YOUR PERGOLA
AT NORTHWEST ARKANSAS DECKS AND PATIOS, WE KNOW YOU ARE NOT JUST LOOKING FOR AN ATTRACTIVE BACKYARD PERGOLA.
WHAT IS POLYCARBONATE ROOFING?
Polycarbonate is an ideal roofing material for a wide range of applications. It is surprisingly durable, resistant to heat and provides ample protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Polycarbonate is a very strong and resilient thermoplastic material. Polycarbonate is also very lightweight and capable of withstanding extreme temperatures, either hot or cold. Due to these qualities it makes for an effective roofing material for many applications.
IS IT POPULAR?
Yes. Polycarbonate roofing on Pergolas can withstand extreme amounts of force and are nearly unbreakable. They’re popular for deck roofing options, pergola roofing options, outdoor roofing options, clear roofing options and verandah roof options. There are even bullet resistant varieties of polycarbonate which are used in things such as police shields. These sheets are also very lightweight, making it easy to transport and install them anywhere. With the UV blocking capabilities of polycarbonate, whether it be perspex, clear perspex, plastic roofing sheets, PVC, or acrylic sheet, it is a perfect material for constructing awnings for a patio or deck, or sunroom roofing. These properties of polycarbonate also make it the ideal material for the construction of greenhouses. Polycarbonate panels are resistant to extreme temperature either hot or cold, sunlight, snow, rain, and impact. This enables the panels to last for many many years without fading or discoloring while also remaining damage free from any various impacts over the years. And it’s affordable.
HOW IS POLYCARBONATE MADE?
A polycarbonate roofing system is a dynamic roofing system that is made out of polycarbonate sheets, may it be of any type. These innovative sheets are available in a variety of colors, textures, and types – each having uses in different kinds of applications to serve different kinds of purposes.
HOW DURABLE IS IT?
It can last up to 20 years, depending on the profile of polycarbonate roofing you choose.
HOW MUCH MAINTENANCE IS REQUIRED?
Little to none. Polycarbonate roofing is incredibly durable.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
A sheet of polycarbonate that is approximately 12×14 will cost approximately $750.
When you purchase a Pergola Fayetteville from Northwest Arkansas Decks and Patios, you will have a choice to receive a polycarbonate roof to place on top of it.
The polycarbonate roofs are available in a clear plastic, which is virtually unnoticeable to the eye but serves its purpose of sheltering you from the rain, snow, sleet or hail, and even falling leaves during the autumn and winter seasons. Plus, the occasional bird dropping. They are also available in an ultraviolet coated plastic that has a grey tint to it. That grey tint blocks the sun’s harmful rays to protect your skin from aging and cancer, and it also provides extra shade when you have a slatted pergola Bentonville.
The polycarbonate roofs are made to fit your pergola Rogers, AR no matter what style you choose. If it is a half-pergola or a freestanding pergola Fayetteville, it will work just fine. The plastic itself is considered bulletproof which means it can withstand large hailstorms without getting damaged and causing leaks.
Polycarbonate material is very tough and strong. Despite its strength, it is very easy to work with when it comes to shaping it. Polycarbonate is also very durable, making the roof of your pergola Tulsa very durable as well. It is a high impact with low scratch resistance.
Besides pergola Bentonville roofs, polycarbonate can be found in eyewear and automobiles.
Polycarbonate can hold up under very high temperatures, like the sun’s hot rays, so you do not have to worry about it cracking or melting under the heat. It is so clear that you can see better through it than you can see through glass. Of course, this only applies to the transparent and not the ultraviolet coated polycarbonate. It is not easy to crack or break polycarbonate, even if you are trying to do so. Making it the plastic of choice when it comes to placing it on the top of your pergola.
You may not even realize that you see and use polycarbonate every day in products you use around your home and office, such as those plastic water jugs that are delivered to your office. Construction companies like Deck Bros is the second-largest consumer of polycarbonate. Fun Fact: CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs are all made from polycarbonate. Automotive and aircraft industries also use a lot of polycarbonates. Safety goggles are another product that you have probably seen or possibly used before that are made from the same plastic.
Portions of cell phones are made using polycarbonate.
Polycarbonate was discovered in the late eighteen hundred. This popular plastic was once a brownish color, but it is now completely clear.
Studies have shown that polycarbonate may be hazardous to your health if food is stored in the plastic containers, which makes you wonder about the water bottles that contain large amounts of water and sit inside the backs of large trucks for hours and sometimes even days.
Since we are just talking about placing it on top of a pergola, then you do not have to worry about it being harmful to your health, but it is interesting to know about what your roof is made from and what else it is used in and for. Once you have your pergola installed, it is time to start thinking about what you can place underneath it. Besides patio furniture, NWA Decks and Patios can build other outdoor living space projects to place under your pergola.
An outdoor fireplace is one of the most sought-after items to place under a pergola. They can be built in brick, rock, or combination of both, and they can be as big or as small as you wish and as simple or as elaborate. You can add cedar privacy walls to your pergola as well. Privacy walls not only provide privacy, but they also block the wind and keep certain bugs away. There are several different styles of privacy walls to choose from such as solid or lattice; and you can even have shutters installed in them that either move and open or are just there for looks.
Fire Pits are another nice thing to place under a pergola because they are fun to sit around and even cook with and they provide a nice spot to gather with family and friends. Pergolas are an excellent thing to have next to your swimming pool so that when you get out of the swimming pool, you can sit under the covering to stay shaded and dry and cool in the summer heat.
Pergolas are typically the first step in an ever-growing outdoor living space project. Once the pergola is up, there are endless possibilities when it comes to what else you can do in your backyard, whether the plan is to place something under or around or next to it. Remember, call NWA Decks and Patios, the highest-rated most reviewed outdoor living space company in Northwest Arkansas where they always include a polycarbonate roof with every pergola project, and they even give you the choice of clear plastic or a UV tinted plastic.