Advantages and Disadvantages of Polycarbonate Roofing

May 6, 2019

In present it is the most popular roofing material. Polycarbonate is basically a sheet made up of thermoplastic material, It can bear very high and very low temperature. Laser light roofing is the best type of polycarbonate roofing.

Advantages of Polycarbonate Roofing

There are many types of polycarbonate sheets, uses in different type of buildings in different areas. Its advantages are different areas and has a different effects in every season. Some advantages of polycarbonate roofing are given below;

Unbreakable sheets

Sheets made up of polycarbonate material is very strong and almost unbreakable. Having ability of almost unbreakable it is also  very light  weight sheets.  They are very easy to install. If we apply a massive force on a polycarbonate sheet it can easily resist it. Due to this cause it is most liked by the  bank buildings, restaurant buildings and offices from where they want to push out a people.

Harmful rays

Having ability like almost unbreakable polycarbonate sheet  is very famous, while the main cause od its popularity is it does  not allows a harmful radiations coming from the sun to  pass through it. After research it  is proved that this sheet is a perfect insulator  of harmful radiations. These sheets are mainly used at the roofs of the building as well in the windows. This sheet prevents human beings from UV rays which are the major cause of skin cancer.


After comparison of the polycarbonate sheets with other roofing materials like glass and plastics, we found that polycarbonate sheets are the lightest roofing sheets. Due to its light weight and unbreakable quality it is very easy to transport from one place to other. It is also very easy to install while it also reduces the labor cost.


Polycarbonate sheets are available in many types. The most common types of these sheets are clear sheets, glass liked sheets, Opaque shades  and many more. Macro Roofing is the best type of polycarbonate roofing.


Polycarbonate sheets are the best insulator for the roofing purpose. These sheets do not allow to pass heat from it. In summer it replicates the heat coming from the outside the building while in winter it keep up the temperature of the building and  don’t allow the rooms to cool down due to winter. That’s why these sheets are preferred most for roofing.

Disadvantages of Polycarbonate roofing

Nothing in this world is perfect, if somethings have advantages it must also have disadvantages. Some disadvantages of polycarbonate roofing are;

Cost Factor

These sheets are highly expensive due to its many  incredible abilities. Many people  can not afford such a high  cost so they prefer other roofing material. Its cost factor effects directly on its use.


The other huge drawback  of the polycarbonate sheets are they are not scratch resistant. They looks very beautiful in composition but they lost their beauty when they got scratches on it. They do not only allow to put a scratch on their surface but one can also put a dent in the sheet if the proper care of sheet is not taken.

Cleaning Factor

Another disadvantage of the polycarbonate sheet is that it needs a special chemicals for a cleaning purposes. These sheets are highly reactive with benzene like materials. While some chemicals which are used in the manufacturing of the sheets to made it a perfect insulator but these chemicals are  very harmful for human body.