Ultimately, you should make the choice of the material from the site of the canopy. It is for example in a place where there is increased likelihood to strong hail, or the like, polycarbonate would be the better choice. Acrylic glass in consideration is when a noble appearance in the foreground. Structures and colours: Structures of bar and corrugated sheets are there not only for an optically beautiful appearance, but also serve to break the incoming sunlight. Clear corrugated sheets without structure or multiwall sheets with simple Chambers (double stop without means – or X bars), almost unbroken let the light, reducing the glare of the Sun almost not. You should be so concerned, how long you stay under the canopy.
There is a patio roof under which I would like to spend more time here or there is a carport under which I turn off my car only. A plate with a structure in any case is recommended for long stay under a canopy. On the light transmittance is the tint/color of the plates pay attention. Less light transmission has a plate the more darker/shady it is under the canopy. The light transmittance is specified in %. What must you look for when buying? It is the difficult to compare bar and corrugated sheets that you can see the differences not at first glance. Take time for comparison. Pay attention to weight (kg per m).
The greater weight the more stable is the plate usually. It is also important that the plates have been manufactured from 100% new granulate. Plates which were made from recycled material, are not colorfast, quickly become brittle and can break. For double-walled / multi-walled polycarbonate UV is applied coating subsequently to the plate. This coating can be unilateral or bilateral. Make sure that the UV coating on the “sunny side”. Should the Panel be inserted in the wall area (E.g. as a dividing wall), where both sides, the sunshine on the baseplate, you need a double-sided UV coating. Without UV protection, the panels color after some time. Acrylic glass, the UV is bar and corrugated protection already included in the granules, therefore this danger does not exist there. Beware also the warranty information, this may vary depending on the manufacturer. When multi-walled aluminium profiles, consider the weight per m. compare. Greater the weight, the more stable and safe is the profile with extreme weather situations. It is equally important for profiles in the roof area, that you compare the gaskets. A triple seal rubber for example grants a 100% density compared to a simple sealing rubber. The fixing material such as E.g. screws should inquire about the approval. If this is not available, the warranty goes out normally. I hope we could help the one or other home improvement with this post something. For more general information such as E.g. installation instructions on our homepage. Your W & S team