Before the emergence of plastic, glass has always been the primary material for windows among other glazing materials. With time, growing knowledge, improvements in manufacturing and the constant development of proprietary additives, we have come to understand the advantages of using plastic materials such as polycarbonate in place of traditional glass as a glazing material. There are tons of benefits of using polycarbonate windows, and it has become the best option when the time comes to replace old and worn windows.
Mentioned in previous articles, we have demonstrated how unbreakable polycarbonate sheets are, which is one of the first and foremost properties a great window should possess. A good window should be able to protect the enclosed area from the elements throughout the year, while still being able to provide the required properties to cope with the surrounding environment. For example, areas with safety concerns such as schools, subways, bus shelters, medical facilities can benefit from its high impact resistance and structural strength. Areas that need extra shade or privacy can choose from a variety of additives to meet demands. For places that require not only glazing related properties but also unique aesthetics, polycarbonate can also be easily cold or hot formed without ever having to sacrifice strength and longevity due to its excellent design flexibility.
For more information on how to use polycarbonate sheets as an alternative to standard glass windows, or to learn more about the various proprietary functions VULCAN polycarbonate sheets can offer, call or email us.