Polycarbonate Roofing & Roofing Sheets

Polycarbonate roofing is a type of roofing material that is becoming increasingly popular in Australia due to its durability, strength, and versatility. It is made from a thermoplastic polymer that is strong, lightweight, and resistant to impact, making it an ideal material for roofing.

Sola safe polycarbonate roofing

Advantages of Polycarbonate Roofing

Polycarbonate roofing is a popular option for roofing in Australia due to its many advantages. Here are some of the key benefits of polycarbonate roofing:

UV Protection

One of the main advantages of polycarbonate roofing is its ability to block harmful UV rays from the sun. A UV-resistant coating prevents the material from degrading due to exposure to the sun's rays, making it an ideal choice for areas with strong sunlight.

Weather Resistance

Polycarbonate roofing is highly resistant to damage from hail and other extreme weather conditions, making it a popular choice for areas that are prone to such events. It is also less likely to crack or break under impact compared to other roofing materials.

Ease of Installation

Polycarbonate roofing is lightweight and can be easily cut to size, making it a popular choice for DIY projects. It is also available in a range of colors, sizes, and thicknesses to suit different design preferences and applications.

Aesthetic Appeal

Polycarbonate roofing can enhance the aesthetic appeal of a building. It can be used to create unique and visually stunning designs, and its high light transmission properties make it ideal for creating well-lit spaces that are filled with natural light.

Overall, polycarbonate roofing is a versatile, durable, and cost-effective option for roofing in Australia. Its ability to resist UV radiation, extreme weather conditions, and impact, combined with its ease of installation and aesthetic appeal, make it a popular choice for both commercial and residential applications.

Our Polycarbonate Products

Sola Safe LEVEL 1

Solasafe Polycarbonate sheets offer 99.9% protection against harmful UV rays. Solasafe comes in three levels and three profiles. Solasafe polycarbonate can withstand 250 times more impact than glass, while also being strong enough to withstand hail. This type of polycarbonate roofing sheet is one of the most popular choices for domestic applications in Australia.

Sola Safe Level 1 is the most popular Solasafe Polycarbonate Sheet. Six colors are available with different light and heat transmission ratings. Solasafe Clear sheets let 90% of the available light flood your space; your window to the heavens is truly yours. Integral surface protection helps extend the life of the sheet by preventing UV degradation, it prevents the sheet from yellowing over time.

Sola Frost LEVEL 2

Ampelite SolaFrost offers a remarkable 99.9% UV protection to your family. Ampelite SolaFrost can also be used to provide extra privacy. Solasafe polycarbonate has a 250-fold greater impact resistance than glass, and is strong enough to withstand severe hail. This is also a popular choice for domestic applications.

Ampelite now offers UV protection with the SolaFrost matte texture on the underside of its polycarbonate sheets. This will provide better heat dispersion coupled with light transmission to your outdoor areas. The Ampelite SolaFrost texture diffuses light to reduce the harsh glare from direct summer sunlight.

• SolaFrost Clear permits 87% light transmission.
• SolaFrost Grey permits 27% light transmission.

Sola Safe Hr1 LEVEL 3

Level three features outstanding heat-reducing properties and metallic particle heat reflecting technology. Solasafe polycarbonate branded polycarbonate sheets have a 250x greater resistance to impact than glass, and are strong enough to survive heavy hail. Ampelite Solasafe Hr1 offers a high rate of 99.9% UV protection for your family.

Metallic particles reflect heat, but allow for soft diffused light to pass through. This solution is particularly suitable for hot climates. Millions of metallic particles are scattered throughout the sheet to achieve this effect. Solasafe Level Three is recommended for areas where the climate calls for it. To protect the sheet and those below, 99.9% UV protection has been built-in. Outdoor living at its best.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do polycarbonate roofs last?
Polycarbonate roofs are designed to withstand the elements and have a lifespan of up to 25 years or more. The longevity of the roof largely depends on factors such as proper installation, quality of the material, and maintenance.
Does polycarbonate roofing block UV?
Polycarbonate roofing is designed to block harmful UV rays from the sun. This is achieved through the addition of a UV-resistant coating that prevents the material from degrading due to exposure to the sun's rays.
Which polycarbonate roofing is best?
There are different types of polycarbonate roofing, each with its unique features and benefits. The best type of polycarbonate roofing largely depends on the application and the specific needs of the user.

Multiwall polycarbonate roofing
This type of polycarbonate roofing is a popular choice due to its high insulation properties, durability, and energy efficiency. It consists of multiple layers of polycarbonate sheets that are held together by vertical ribs, providing excellent thermal insulation and UV protection. Multiwall polycarbonate roofing is ideal for applications that require high light transmission, such as greenhouses, skylights, and covered walkways.

Corrugated polycarbonate roofing
This type of polycarbonate roofing is known for its affordability, easy installation, and versatility. It consists of corrugated sheets that are lightweight and impact-resistant, making it an ideal material for outdoor sheds, patio covers, and carports. Corrugated polycarbonate roofing is available in a range of colors and thicknesses to suit different design preferences and climate conditions.

Solid polycarbonate roofing
This type of polycarbonate roofing is a solid sheet that is designed for maximum impact resistance and durability. It provides excellent UV protection and is available in a range of colors, making it suitable for applications such as skylights, awnings, and covered walkways. Solid polycarbonate roofing is also ideal for areas that are prone to hail storms and extreme weather conditions.

Tinted polycarbonate roofing
This type of polycarbonate roofing is designed to provide privacy and reduce glare while still allowing natural light to enter. It is available in different shades and tints to suit different aesthetic preferences and can be used for applications such as pool enclosures, pergolas, and patio covers.

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