Types of polycarbonate roofing

Polycarbonate roofing panels come in two standard varieties: transparent and foam-backed.

The outside of clear polycarbonate roofing can resemble glass and is entirely transparent. The main distinction is that polycarbonate is far more resilient, considerably less prone to shatter, much lighter, and transportable with only one person. Additionally, installing polycarbonate is simpler, which may save both time and money.

Clear polycarbonate can be completely transparent or slightly tinted, depending on your lighting and heat retention demands. Conservatories, solariums, and greenhouses frequently employ this kind of polycarbonate.

Foam-backed polycarbonate roofing materials are more common for office and residential structures. Although it is considerably lighter, it has a corrugated form that resembles a metal roof. The panel's internal foam insulates buildings, enabling greater temperature control and obstructing the passage of hot or cold air through the surface.


Polycarbonate roofing sheet is the ideal choice for many applications as it is virtually indestructible, UV-resistant, convenient to transport, and quick to install. Below are a few places where they can be installed:

  • Architectural structures.
  • Bus shelters.
  • Canopies.
  • Carports and garages.
  • Exhibition kiosks.
  • Garden sheds.
  • Industrial and manufacturing plants.
  • Parking shelters.
  • Partition walls.
  • Porches.
  • Skylights.
  • Walkways.

In applications where a strong, lightweight material that lets light through while protecting against the weather is needed, polycarbonate has proven to be a great choice.