Polycarbonate Sheet

Advantages and Applications of Multiwall Sheets

Multiwall polycarbonate sheets are quickly becoming the go-to material for a lot of indoor, outdoor, commercial, and industrial construction projects and applications. In addition to being extremely lightweight and durable, polycarbonate multi-wall sheets have a lot of different attributes that make them the right choice for a variety of professional and DIY applications.

Transportation to job sites and installation is a cinch and you never have to worry about cracking, scratches, or other cosmetic damages because multiwall sheets and panels are resistant to abrasion, rust, and corrosion caused by contact with harmful external elements. As a result, polycarbonate multi wall sheets have an incredibly long service life and can maintain their aesthetic appearance for many years to come with proper maintenance.


Advantages of Multiwall Sheets

Multiwall sheets have a lot of great advantages that make them a cut above glass, aluminum, and other types of plastics.

  • Bright light transmission. Polycarbonate multiwall sheets have excellent light transmission of about 85%. Plus, they distribute light more evenly and filter out harmful UV rays, which make them the perfect material for greenhouses and bedrooms or living rooms that require natural lighting.
  • Structural aesthetic appeal. One of the great things about polycarbonate multiwall sheets and panels is that they’re incredibly versatile and can be custom designed to suit any aesthetic tastes and architectural styles. Available in a variety of colours and privacy or transparency options, you really can have your cake and eat it too with multiwall polycarbonate sheets.
  • Excellent heat retention. Multiwall sheets have three layers—two smooth twin layers on the outside and one zigzag or honeycomb layer in between—that increase their heat retention capacity and energy efficiency by up to 50%. Air is trapped in the middle layer, which acts as a form of insulation and prevents it from escaping to maintain consistent internal temperatures.
  • Incomparable durability. Another important benefit of multiwall sheets is that they’re about 250 times more durable than glass and can withstand all kinds of usage and constant exposure to harsh weather conditions without depreciating in strength over time.
  • Lightweight and easy installation. Polycarbonate multiwall sheets are incredibly lightweight, especially compared to glass, and easy to install. Where glass requires multiple workers to transport and hold it in place during the installation process, polycarbonate multiwall panels can usually be carried and installed by one person. Plus, it’s a lot more pliable and easier to cut down to size or reshape as per structural requirements.

Common Applications of Multiwall Sheets

Multiwall polycarbonate sheets and panels can do pretty much anything glass can do, except better and more efficiently. Multiwall sheets for greenhouses and other applications can also save you a lot of money by reducing transportation and installation time. Here are some of the most common applications of polycarbonate sheets:

  • Greenhouses
  • Interior design
  • Room dividers
  • Storm panels
  • Skylights
  • Roofing
  • Enclosures
  • Curtain walls
  • Cladding or placing a façade over structural components

Where to Get Multiwall Polycarbonate Sheets in Toronto and the GTA

Canada Plastics & Belting Inc. is a first-rate provider of multiwall polycarbonate sheets and panels in Toronto and the GTA. We supply a variety of designs and colors that can be customized to suit your specific aesthetic tastes and structural requirements. Contact us today to learn more about our products or to place an order.