Polycarbonate Roofing

Polycarbonate Roofing
is a wonderful solution for homeowners

It can be used to cover outdoor entertaining spaces, or in areas where you want to create a fun and safe place for children to play without feeling like they are indoors!

Polycarbonate is a tough and hard-wearing thermoplastic material. It is lightweight in nature, almost unbreakable and has the capacity to withstand severe temperatures, whether hot or cold, as well as impact damage. Snow, hailstones, rain and skin-damaging UV rays are kept out by polycarbonate roofing.

Both flat and sloped roofs can use polycarbonate roofing. Its translucency makes it the perfect choice for many applications such as sunrooms, patios, decks, conservatories, garages, sheds, playrooms, pool areas and for any other outdoor home extension.

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Why maintaining your Polycarbonate roof is vital?

A primary concern of any home owner is wanting to keep their polycarbonate roof or awning completely water proof. Exposure to the harsh Brisbane elements means that over time polycarbonate roofing may need to be repaired or maintained in order to keep it in top condition. BP Roofing can help by providing some expert advice and assistance when it comes to polycarbonate roof repair. When Polycarbonate roofs become damaged, they have the potential to leak into outdoor areas that are meant to be covered and protected from the elements. To prevent this from happening, home owners should conduct regular inspections and if required, maintenance on new and aging polycarbonate roofing.

About Polycarbonate Roofs

Polycarbonate roofing has been used in Australian construction for decades. Many home owners want to be able to bring the outdoors inside and awnings and sunrooms are a great way to achieve this architectural feature. Polycarbonate roofs are engineered with some advanced technology, which in recent years has made leaps and bound with regards to UV protection, wind load resistance, fire resistance and more. If you are interested in a polycarbonate roof addition to your existing structure or would like more information on proper care and maintenance of your existing sunroom or awning then feel free to reach out to our friendly team.

Polycarbonate Roof Features

Polycarbonate roofs provide a wealth of benefits to customers. Not only are they a great way to provide coverage and protection from wind and rain, but they also have a number of other key benefits for home owners.

Polycarbonate roofing helps to miminise the penetration of harsh UV rays and light. For covered outdoor areas, this means that you can enjoy a light, bright and airy outdoor area, without having to worry about exposure to the sun’s harmful rays. This is especially beneficial for local Brisbane residents, as we spend so much of our year outdoors, enjoying the amazing Queensland sunshine. Depending on the brand, polycarbonate roofing can block up to 99.9% of UV radiation. It can also be remarkably tough in harsh weather conditions including heavy rain, storms and extreme heat. 

Polycarbonate roofing can be suitable for use in areas of Queensland that are prone to bush fires and many brands are backed by ISO accreditations. This type of roofing is effective at stopping the spread of flames and is incredibly fire resistant. The team at BP Roofing can help you understand the safety specifications of this brilliant building material, including heat and smoke release rates, radiant heat test performance and meltability at different temperatures. 

Polycarbonate roofing has been designed to stand up to strong winds, which are a common occurrence across Brisbane and surrounding areas. The quality and brand of polycarbonate roofing, together with professional installation and construction procedures means customers of BP Roofing can rest assured knowing that their family and properties will be safe and protected, no matter what the harsh Queensland climate throws at them.

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To increase the lifespan of your polycarbonate roof or awning, we recommend that you carry out routine inspections as well as ad hoc inspections after any severe winds, rain or storms. Most major problems with roofing can be prevented by detecting defects early. The team at BP Roofing can help you understand what you should be looking for to properly inspect your roof or awning, or order to avoid in costly repairs or replacements in the future.

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If carrying out an inspection of your Polycarbonate roof, you should check the following:

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Overall condition of Polycarbonate panels
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Any signs of cracking or discolouration
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Any warping of pop rivets or screws or rust or oxidisation where polycarbonate sheeting has been fastened to metal or timber supports.
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Any damage caused to gutters or down pipes
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Any blockages in gutters or downpipes
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Polycarbonate sheets that may have moved or bent during wind storms.

Professional Polycarbonate Roof Repair Inspection

The knowledge and expertise of a professional polycarbonate roof installer and repairer is invaluable. Only specially trained people should venture out over a visibly damaged or aging roof, so don’t risk it. At BP Roofing, we have all of the necessary safety equipment, as well as a keen understanding of safety best practices to inspect your damaged Polycarbonate roof and ensure the safety of yourself and your family. Our team have been providing Polycarbonate roof repair to Brisbane residents for over 25 years and can help you understand any risks and repairs that your Polycarbonate roof might require.

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How to spot Polycarbonate roof damage

The first thing you should do as a home owner is check for any immediate and visible signs of damage to Polycarbonate sheeting. Missing or bent Polycarbonate sheets present a risk to the overall integrity of your roof and will need to be repaired as soon as possible.

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Proper Handling, Storage and Cleaning Tips

Caring for and handling polycarbonate is important to ensure the longevity of your sunroom or outdoor awning. BP Roofing advises customers to:

  • Always store polycarbonate sheets on a flat surface that is protected from the elements and in a shaded area. If a shaded area is not available, then try to cover with a tarp.
  • Avoid stacking polycarbonate sheets in large piles, as this can cause them to heat up, and the weight of the load has the potential to cause warping or breakage.
  • Clean installed sheets regularly with warm soapy water and a soft brush or broom. Avoid the use of high-pressure cleaners on any polycarbonate sheeting.
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The best part is that because polycarbonate roofing provides thermal insulation, you don’t have to shut down that part of your house anytime of the year.

Are there other uses for polycarbonate roofing? Absolutely! Greenhouse owners find great benefit in using polycarbonate roofing products since the panels are heat resistant and can withstand weather elements for years without discolouring or fading. The same applies to livestock farmers who can use polycarbonate roofing for livestock enclosures.

Industrial warehouses, commercial premises and those in the mining sector can also use polycarbonate roofing to increase illumination and aesthetic value. You can choose from an array of profiles and colours such as clear, opal, smooth cream, light bronze, grey and dark tint.

Polycarbonate Roof Renewal

A Polycarbonate roof, when looked after proactively can provide twenty years or more of uninterrupted protection for a home owner. However, a lack of regular maintenance could mean that parts of your polycarbonate roof or awning could need replacing sooner.

Over time, polycarbonate roofs can become brittle, discoloured or warped. In some cases, rather than repair, a complete replacement of the panel is advised to ensure the safety of you, your family and your property. When a complete replacement is necessary, the team at BP Roofing can help you choose a modern polycarbonate roofing option, that in most cases will provide additional benefits to existing installed sheets.

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Replacing Polycarbonate Roofs

In some cases, whether for aesthetic design reasons, architectural reasons, or for structural integrity reasons, a Polycarbonate roof needs to be removed entirely and replaced, rather than simply repaired. The team at BP Roofing have been providing new Polycarbonate roofs and Polycarbonate roof repairs for over 25 years and counting. We are local Brisbane residents and understand how the unique Brisbane, Queensland climate can take its toll on your roofs and awnings. If you would like to arrange an obligation free quote for your polycarbonate roof repair needs, or roof replacement then reach out to our friendly customer service team and they will be only too happy to help.

Safety Recommendations

Polycarbonate whilst very strong, cannot be treated in the same way as other roof coverage products such as metal or tile. For that reason, there are a number of safety precautions that must be taken when dealing with this building product. Some of these include:

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Taking extra precautions when walking on sections of roofs or awnings that are covered with polycarbonate sheeting

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Never walk directly on the sheeting itself. Always keep your weight on reinforced metal or wooden frames.

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Take all necessary precautions when working at heights

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Always take the time to wear appropriate safety gear including completely covered footwear, protective goggles or glasses and thick leather gloves.

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Never drink water that has been collected from a polycarbonate roof drainage system.

Polycarbonate Roof
Price

Your will find that the polycarbonate roof price is higher than plastic or low quality glass, however its durability and reliance far outweighs other materials. There are several factors that influence polycarbonate roof price.

Our consultant will conduct preliminary discussions with you to establish where you want the polycarbonate roof installed, size, profile, colour, and type of roof i.e. flat or sloped roof. The type of roof will influence how the polycarbonate roof will be installed since flat roofs create a drainage challenge. The consultant will then visit the site to examine the existing roof, take measurements and identify any special requirements that may also be needed such as a curved shape or window panels etc.  Polycarbonate roofing products have different prices depending on the manufacturer and quality.

Our final quote will include all these factors and give you the most affordable option to best fit your needs.

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Our Services

At BP Roofing, we believe in providing you with the best polycarbonate roofing materials. Our expertise in the business enables us to provide expert advice on the different polycarbonate roofing products in the market, including those that are UV-Ray resistant.

It is possible to come across installed polycarbonate roofing that cracks and creaks, which can be very annoying. This is because of the expansion and contraction process that takes place within the roof structure on sunny or cloudy days. When you hire our team to install your roof, we take into consideration the expansion and contraction process and put measures in place to minimise the risk

Other things to consider.

Roof and Awning Framing

Always consider the age of your framing. Over time, frames can lose their structural integrity due to natural weathering, aging or severe storms. If you are not 100% certain about the safety of the frame, never attempt to walk on or put weight on the frame. It is always best to enlist the help of a roofing specialist.

Modernising Your Polycarbonate Roof

In Australia we are lucky enough to have access to some leading innovations in building materials and processes, so if you have an older polycarbonate roof you are wanting to update it might be a great opportunity to modernise with the latest innovations. In recent years there have been some major developments in this space, including fire resistance, UV blockage and light transferal. Come in and speak to the team at BP Roofing if you would like to understand your options in more detail.

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At BP Roofing, we are passionate about helping Brisbane locals get the most out of their polycarbonate roofs and can assisted with any type of polycarbonate roof repair. Let our highly experienced, qualified and professional team of experts help you with any issues you have in relation to Polycarbonate roof repair.

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For all your polycarbonate roofing needs or to get a polycarbonate roof price, contact BP Roofing today.

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