Advantages of Multiwall Polycarbonate Sheets

Multiwall sheets are an indispensable material for hobby craftsmen and DIY enthusiasts. Due to their excellent material properties, they have been used for more than four decades for roofing carports, verandas, and terraces, as well as for building skylights, cladding, and greenhouses. The reason for the never-ending success of multiwall sheets made of polycarbonate is that they are shock-resistant and durable. Also, the materials, also known as twin-wall sheets, are easy to work with and process. The most common are double-wall sheets. However, there are also designs with 4 hollow chambers or honeycomb-shaped chambers.

Top Insulation Properties without High Costs

In terms of thermal insulation properties, multiwall sheets made of high-quality plastic can easily keep up with glass. However, they only cost a fraction. In contrast to glass, the thermal properties extend the functionality of twin-wall sheets by efficiently regulating the building’s energy during the cold season. This is achieved by minimizing the heat loss or the temperature dissipation to the outside through the air chambers in the multiwall sheets.

But cooling in summer should also be kept as low as possible – for example, with air conditioning. When it comes to quality panels, even simple panels can still have a heat transfer coefficient of just 1 W / m²K. Double-wall systems or multiwall sheets with even more hollow chambers can even fall below this value. The inexpensive plastic panels even make it possible to have complete cladding at an affordable price.

Flexibility and Versatility for Every Project

Twin-wall sheets are available in different designs. On the one hand, about the number and arrangement of the air chambers. On the other hand, also in questions of design. They are available in different colors or finishes, such as frosted glass optics or a matt finish.

Twin-wall sheets are available in different designs. On the one hand, about the number and arrangement of the air chambers. On the other hand, also in questions of design. They are available in different colors or finishes, such as frosted glass optics or a matt finish.

The air chambers in plastic multiwall sheets make the building material very light, making it easy to work with, even DIY workers. Depending on the purpose for which the polycarbonate panels are processed, you can choose between many thicknesses or strengths. Basically, multiwall sheets are available from a thickness of 0.16 inches. As a rule of thumb, the larger the area that is to be covered or filled with the hollow chamber panels, the thicker the material should be chosen. Because, of course, 1.2 inches thick panels are more resistant than 0.16 inches thick. For roofing patios or carports, for example, multiwall sheets at least 16 millimeters thick are recommended.

Environmentally Friendly Materials

Because the plastic panels can be individually cut to size and adjusted to exact dimensions, they cause less excess production, processing, and waste.

Twin-wall sheets can also be made from recycled material. This also reduces the ecological footprint of this material. And last but not least, its longevity, ease of care, and resistance ensure that the multiwall sheets do not have to be replaced for many years – and when the time comes, they can be 100% recycled.

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