How Long Does Polycarbonate Roofing Last?

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Polycarbonate roofing is versatile and ideal for both domestic and professional use. They are lightweight, easy to handle and protects your structure from sun and rain damages.

If someone tampers with your polycarbonate roof, it will not shatter into pieces like glass. However, this roofing system is very strong and last years.

So, How long does a polycarbonate roofing last? A polycarbonate roof can last 10-20 years and is made with a thermoplastic material.

Is polycarbonate roofing too hot?

No, Polycarbonate roofing can generate a bit of heat, however, if your pergola or gazebo has open spaces, it will provide enough air to keep you cool.

Also, make sure your structure has a high roof since it will encourage the heat to stay up top.

How strong is polycarbonate roofing?

Polycarbonate roofing is VERY strong and they are made with a thermoplastic material and can withstand the elements.

According to the Acmeplastics, they are 250 times stronger than glass and 50 times stronger than acrylic.

Can you stand on polycarbonate roofing?

No, please don’t walk on polycarbonate roofing, it can’t withstand the weight of a human.

Also, the surface is very smooth and may cause you to slip and fall and chances are you may scratch and damage your polycarbonate roofing system. It is best to use a ladder or stepping stool when installing the sheets onto the roof of your gazebo or pergola.

Does polycarbonate roofing block UV?

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Yes, Polycarbonate roofs block out the sun’s UV rays, especially the clear sheets.

The takeaway

Polycarbonate roofing is an amazing way to block out the sun as well as an inexpensive roofing option for every garden structure. I hope this post answer most of your questions, especially on the longevity of a polycarbonate roofing system.