A terrace or open deck area can be a wonderful addition to any home. To make the most of your outdoors space, simply add a roof cover over the terrace. This will keep you dry and shaded. You will find plenty of affordable roofing options, but it’s important that you use a roofing product right for your local climate.
Here are some handy tips on what to keep in mind when you’re shopping for balcony roofing:
Something like that, with the following bullets: Enjoy Daylight / Sunshade / Rain Shelter / UV Protection / Hail Resistance
Plastic Roofing Sheets for Hot, Sunny Climates
For a comfortable summer, choose a material that reflects heat and keeps the balcony cool. A practical option would be to use tinted polycarbonate sheets and enjoy a healthy balance of light and shade. SolarSmart polycarbonate sheets may be the most effective option. They screen out infrared (the wavelengths that generate heat build-up) so you can have a bright terrace without getting too hot.
A collage of different SolarSmart Home Outdoor projects (e.g., Solar Ice SUNTUF Beehive / Solar Control SUNLITE, etc.)
Rainproofing Your Balcony Roof
If you get your roofing done the right way, rain shouldn’t stop you from sipping tea on your porch.
Plan your roof with a pitch that allows drainage, and use suitable accessories (washers, gaskets, profiles, etc).
A 10% pitch is a good general guideline, but the best advise we can give you is to carefully read the technical guide of your roofing product and follow its specifications.
|SUNTUF DIY Greca 76||SUNTUF DIY 76/18 Sinus||EZ Glaze Glass Like Polycarbonate||SUNLITE DIY Multiwall||SUNGLAZE Panel system||SUNPAL Panel system|
|Advised Roof Pitch||10%||10%||10%||10%||5%||5%|
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Hail & Storm-Resistant Roofing Sheets
Polycarbonate is impact resistant. It can withstand severe beatings without cracking or deflecting. If you live in an area prone to extreme hail, consider SUNTUF Beehive, EZ Glaze or SUNGLAZE. The sheets are thicker and more durable than standard roofing options.
UV Protected Polycarbonate Sheets
For a balcony exposed to direct sunlight for most of the day, it’s wise to have roofing sheets that won’t fade or degrade over time. UV-protected polycarbonate sheets keep their appearance and performance for years to come.
Polycarbonate Roofing for Balcony
A polycarbonate roof is ideal for balconies and terraces. They can flood your porch with natural light while offering shade and UV protection. They are strong, durable, lightweight, and easy to work with, so you can do it yourself without hiring a professional.
With a variety of styles and design options. You can get the perfect look for your balcony and enjoy both shelter and style.
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