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Modern commercial buildings use glazing materials, typically glass, for the structures’ internal surfaces and facades. In the past, a building’s front-facing walls and windows used single glazed material, such as a single glass layer. But today, there are more glazing options, with double glazed and triple glazed materials to minimize the loss of heat, as the glazing acts as insulation to improve the building’s energy efficiency and reduce the emission of carbon. Likewise, glazing improves the acoustic performance of the structure.
Glazing materials have different properties and advantages. Modern technology allows various glazing materials, which are better and more efficient than glass, such as polycarbonates. As a result, several manufacturers offer a range of polycarbonate products with different properties. For example, Sunpal multiwall polycarbonate is almost unbreakable and improves thermal insulation by 60 percent compared to glass. In addition, multiwall polycarbonates are more robust, durable, and lightweight, making them more suitable for exterior applications.
Multiwall polycarbonates have a versatile structure that makes them achieve higher stability against the effects of the sun and other elements. They are primarily used for verandas, sheds, skylights, greenhouse panels, roofing panels, and cladding as they have excellent thermal properties.
Qualities Of Multiwall Polycarbonate Sheets
A building owner has many concerns as the cost of building construction and materials continue to rise. There are also several considerations regarding energy efficiency, conforming to various construction and building standards, security and safety, and durability of materials. If you are a property owner, you want your structure to last for a long time, and if possible, minimize the repair and renovation works because they are even costlier.
Fortunately, there are various materials today that are cost-efficient and long-lasting and provide more benefits. For example, multiwall polycarbonate sheets are now a top choice for outdoor glazing applications. They are weather-resistant and offer higher transmission of light. Moreover, they block UV rays, thus allowing only the sun’s illumination properties.
Properties And Benefits
- Multiwall polycarbonate panels come in twin walls and triple walls to fit the needs of the project. At the same time, they come in various thicknesses, ranging from 4 mm, 6 mm, 10 mm to 35 mm.
- You can choose from several colors, and some manufacturers accept an order for custom colors. There are about 10 to 12 standard colors, including the transparent sheets. Manufacturers provide a 10- to 15-year warranty, which starts from the date of purchase.
Multiwall polycarbonate sheets, just like other related products, are effortless to maintain. Most manufacturers suggest these steps for cleaning and maintenance. However, do note that this is not comprehensive. Always follow the manufacturers’ guidelines.
- Use only non-abrasive and low alkaline cleaning products
- Rinse the surface immediately with clean, cold water.
- Do not use sharp objects when cleaning the polycarbonate sheets.
- Do not use gasoline to clean the plastic sheets.
- Ensure that the tip of the pressure water spray does not come too close to the multiwall polycarbonate because it can tear the panel.
- When cleaning multiwall polycarbonates, always use a wet cleaning process to prevent dust and sand from scratching the surface.
There are so many qualities that you can appreciate when you use multiwall polycarbonate panels. Thus, you can understand why it is a popular product, particularly for people who love to relax, entertain, or play outdoors but away from direct sunlight, rain or snow. In addition, with its insulation property, you can stay cool in summer and warm in winter.