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If the location for your new pergola for your Sydney home is in a spot that gets lots of sun and light, then you can use virtually any roofing material you like. However, if it’s in a dim location, the choice of roofing material becomes very important.

Thankfully, there is a product that is perfect for this type of situation. It will help you make the most of every drop of natural light you have and is clearly an excellent solution in low-light conditions.

Polycarbonate for your Sydney pergola

The solution is polycarbonate, a material that’s been around for a long time.

You’ve probably seen polycarbonate before in the guise of corrugated sheeting that looks a little like its metal counterpart, only it’s clear. However, polycarbonate has come a long way from simply corrugated sheets.

These days you can source and install polycarbonate for your Sydney pergola in many different ridge profiles. You can also get it in flat sheeting. Plus, you can and install what are called multi-wall sheets, which really boost the insulation qualities of the product. This helps keep your pergola cooler in summer and warmer in winter. And to top it off, no pun intended, you can even get polycarbonate curved for a pergola with a difference.

No matter what look you go for, you still get the advantages of polycarbonate. Chief among these is that it’s great for letting natural light in and is therefore perfect for dull locations. Not only will it let light into your pergola, it will also keep the inside space your pergola adjoins light and bright.

But the advantages don’t stop there:

  • Some polycarbonate roofing materials block out 9% of UV rays.
  • Polycarbonate roofing is lightweight, easy to work and most products are quick to install.
  • Polycarbonate might not look strong, but it is. In fact, it’s very tough and can withstand, torrential rain, hail and almost any debris a storm can throw at it.
  • Some polycarbonate roofing comes in a range of colours or shades to suit your home and your design. These shades can reduce light transmission, but they’re still much better than most roofing materials.

While polycarbonate can help natural light in, it’s also wise to incorporate lighting into your new Sydney pergola. That way, you’ll be able to spend more time in your outdoor living area, relaxing and entertaining.

Outside Concepts for your new pergola in Sydney North

If you live in the northern suburbs of Sydney (e.g. Northern Beaches, Ku-ring-gai and Willoughby council areas) then the choice of who to design and build your new pergola is just as clear as polycarbonate!

Contact Brett Nitschke and his team from Outside Concepts Sydney North and they’ll build you a pergola that will be the envy of your neighbours. Phone 1800 601 674 or submit a form on Brett’s page and he’ll contact you.

Outside Concepts builds great things. Call now for a free Quote 1800 601 674.

If the best spot for your new Sydney pergola is a bit on the dull side, don’t worry, polycarbonate can save the day.
If the best spot for your new Sydney pergola is a bit on the dull side, don’t worry, polycarbonate can save the day.