Polycarbonate by its nature is not glass and is often less expensive because of this fact. Its integral solar protection, preventing up to 80% of the sun's solar energy from entering the conservatory through the roof, helps to maintain a comfortable internal temperature.
Lightweight and flexible, polycarbonate is a tried and tested building material, ideal for conservatory glazing applications. Polycarbonate roofs are generally coloured therefore reduce glare by up to 86%, increasing comfort levels. In winter, most of the heat lost, escapes through the roof; with a polycarbonate roof, a large proportion of rising heat is radiated back into the room, helping to maintain comfortable temperatures and reduce heating costs.