Polycarbonate Patio Covers: What You Should Know Before Having Them Installed at Your Texas Home

Feb 27, 2022

The material that is used for various parts of aircrafts is the same one that is used for patio covers throughout Texas. It’s also the material that is trusted for bus stops, walkways, and other high-traffic areas. Yes, we’re talking about polycarbonate. Polycarbonate patio covers can stand up to just about anything you can throw at them, quite literally.

photo of a pergola with a polycarbonate patio cover

When you choose PolymerOutdoor to install patio covers in the Dallas area, you can feel confident in your investment for many years. In fact, we guarantee it with our 10-year warranty.

5 Reasons Why Polycarbonate is the Popular Choice for Patio Covers

1. Polycarbonate patio covers are definitely beautiful.

Offering a clean and elegant appearance, polycarbonate sheets are transparent and available in a wide variety of colors. Business and homeowners can choose the shade that matches their properties and feel confident that the patio will enhance each property’s curb appeal.

2. The sheets are secure.

Unlike some other materials used for outdoor structures, polycarbonate sheets are placed securely, so they won’t blow away in the wind or crumble under pressure.

3. The multiwall construction of Polygal Topgal sheets prevents leaks.

When you choose PolymerOutdoor for installation services, you can take pride in the brand that we use for your structure. We use Polygal’s Topgal multiwall polycarbonate sheets, which offer an innovative interlocking design that prevents leaks caused by rain.

4. The material is UV-resistant and offers excellent thermal control.

Residents can stay safer and cooler on a patio that features these UV-resistant covers. We think this is one of the best benefits, as the covers can keep the harmful rays of the sun away from you, your pets, and your patio furniture.

5. There’s no need to worry about damage.

Because polycarbonate is a virtually unbreakable material, you won’t have to worry about dings, cracks, or shattering due to hail or high winds. Your investment will last for many years.

Other Ways Polycarbonate is Used

PolymerOutdoor is a part of the Polymershapes family of companies. So if you’re on the fence about choosing polycarbonate patio covers, maybe you’ll be reassured by hearing some of the other ways our companies’ customers use the material. Consider these:

  • Aerospace parts
  • Automobile parts
  • Building and construction materials
  • Bullet-resistant security windows and doors
  • Food and beverage processing
  • Greenhouses
  • Heavy equipment such as excavators
  • Golf cart windshields
  • Skylights on homes
  • Watercrafts

And why, specifically, do these industries rely on polycarbonate so much? In addition to the above-named benefits, the material offers excellent optical quality due to its opaqueness and transparency. Polycarbonate has a very low possibility of catching fire, making it safer than many other building materials.  It’s also formable, lighter and safer than glass, resistant to chemicals, and easy to machine, all of which makes it a wise investment for manufacturers. 

If you are ready to have that polycarbonate patio cover installed at your home or business in Texas, we would be happy to help you make it happen. Contact us for a quote or to schedule an appointment.