The Sunglaze roofing system comprises of solid polycarbonate sheets with standing seam and aluminium joining bars. This combination of materials creates a visually stunning finish that is both easy to install, low maintenance and water tight. It is a great alternative to glass.
Sunglaze solid polycarbonate sheets have a transparency that is similar to glass, and gives a glass-like look that can be used to create key architectural features. The key differences between glass and polycarbonate are structural requirements, cost and impact resistance. Let’s take a closer look at each of these differences.
Polycarbonate has very high impact resistance. It has an impact resistance 200 times that of glass. In situations where glass breakage may create a health and safety hazard polycarbonate can be a very safe and effective solution.
Glass used for roof glazing is generally quite thick – this means that it will be heavy. The weight of glass means that the structural requirements for the entire roof system needs to be significantly more robust than for a polycarbonate alternative, this can significantly add to the complexity, time and overall cost of a job.
Put simply, glass is expensive. Due to the thickness of glass required, structural restrictions and handling and installation requirements, the cost of a glass roof can quickly add up.
Sunglaze sheets can be sourced in a range of colours; clear – for the straight up glass look, tinted grey, transparent white or silvery grey. With any colour choice the flat polycarbonate provides a beautiful aesthetic that suits a range of applications and styles from an old Queenslander, to a modern home or slick commercial application.
The Sunglaze roofing system is a complete solution. The standing seam on the polycarbonate makes for a strong and watertight join that allows for significant spans. A simple aluminium joining bar system makes installation a simple and quick saving you both time and money.
Finally, a solution that provides an architectural solution without the price tag of glass. For more information on Sunglaze click HERE.
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