Façade Materials Let Daylight In, Keep Weather Out

Most of us have mixed feelings about the weather. We dread the onset of winter and the cold weather that it brings. We’re none too enthusiastic about rain, even though we welcome it so that our gardens and water supplies are replenished. We don’t like windy days because there’s always a risk if the wind is gusting at a powerful rate, that the force may bring down power lines or tear off roofs. We like warm days without excessive humidity, but we don’t always get weather like that. One thing on which we’re all in agreement, however, is that natural light is one of the best features of the natural world. Who doesn’t appreciate the better illumination that it provides, along with the instinctive improvement in our moods? Danpal, a company with half a century of experience in the building industry, had come up with a product, façade materials, that allows us to enjoy the best of weather—the light—while protecting us from the worst.

ENJOY DAYLIGHT WITH FAÇADE MATERIALS

Natural light is one of our favorite aspects of the outdoors and Danpal has blended our appreciation for daylight with its building manufacturing to pioneer “daylighting architecture.” That’s a form of building that permits the presence of natural light into our buildings, both homes, and offices.

Natural light provides illumination that doesn’t just help us to see better; it also helps us feel better. We know from scientific studies that people are more productive and more optimistic in natural light. Façade materials aren’t attempting to replace artificial light, but they give us the ability to enjoy the light that nature created for us.

Facade Materials FAÇADE MATERIALS NEED TO BE STRONG AGAINST WEATHER

What kind of building material is strong enough to withstand the never-ending onslaught of the elements? How can a company create a product that is able to endure the battering force of storm winds, the fury of a downpour of rain, an attack of hail, a heavy snowfall?

Weather doesn’t let up; it simply changes seasons. But Danpal, with a skilled crew of engineers, has relied upon research and development to manufacture façade materials that are strong.

Thanks to microcell technology and a snap-lock connection system, Danpal façade materials keep the weather outside. The higher load resistance comes from our double-click locking seam. We have excellent thermal insulation thanks to the cell structure of the Danpal façade materials. Our façade materials even have UV protection so that the intensity of the sun won’t cause damage.

FAÇADE MATERIALS AND FLEXIBILITY ARE A TEAM

It may seem surprising that our façade materials are so flexible. We don’t always associate strength with flexibility but the ease of installation is a known characteristic of Danpal manufacturing.

Façade materials need to be strong so that they won’t be damaged by the weather. They must also be light in weight so that they’re easy to work with. We’re pleased to say that our façade materials meet our expectations in both regards.

Plastic Roofing Brings Strength and Light to Your Building Project

Danpal’s Options for Plastic Roofing

For over 50 years, Danpal has been at the forefront of creating and installing innovative roofing systems that offer optimal thermal and solar comfort. Giving you the option of choosing from skylights, roofs, facades and more, Danpal is the choice for your roofing solutions.

Danpal roofing can be installed above and below various different kinds of buildings. The plastic roofing uses snap-on interlocking dry-glazed connectors that are made from either aluminum or polycarbonate. With plastic roofing, a building has the benefits of superior weather protection, energy efficiency, and an attractive appearance.

Plastic Roofing and Weather

You might think that the weather has it in for roofs. After all, the roof is the first target for rain, snow, and all the rough elements that pour out of the sky like they’re sent on an aerial mission to destroy. That just means that the roofing you select needs to be strong enough to handle the attack. Plastic roofing, thanks to the overall strength and quality of its design, as well as the quality of the materials that are used to create the roofing system, can be relied upon to withstand weather and offer high-impact resistance.

Plastic roofing also offers protection against the effects of the sun. We don’t always consider the effects of sunlight on a building, but Danpal’s plastic roofing panels offer UV protection so that the roof remains in good condition for a longer period of time.

The Benefits of Light with Plastic Roofing

The roof on top of a building has a powerful effect on everything that’s underneath, and this is where the combination of plastic roofing and light works to such a winning advantage. Every space in the building needs light in order to be fully functional. Plastic roofing allows the light to enter, balancing it so that it’s emitted in just the right amounts. Natural light adds much to our living space, and it also provides a boost for us as well.

Easy Installation of Plastic Roofing

Plastic roofing is light in weight and won’t put undue pressure on the structure. Working with lightweight materials makes installation smooth and easy, saving time and money because the work happens so effortlessly. But don’t worry; lightweight doesn’t mean weak. Plastic roofing is strong.

Lookin’ Good with Plastic Roofing

Once the roofing is in place, the visual effect is stunning. Much of that is due to the transparent materials that are used, which provide the ideal balance of light that works so well for interior space. Because of Danpal’s amazing array of colors, finishes, aspects and spectacular effects, you’ll have no trouble finding just the right look to release the building’s creative image.

Plastic Roofing is a Plus for the Environment

Danpal, committed to thinking both globally and locally, maintains a high regard for sustainability and protecting the environment. That’s why indoor air quality is a high priority for the company. What affects Danpal customers affects the world, because Danpal, which operates on five continents, knows that the globe is home to all of us.

Plastic Roofing Performs Better And Lasts Longer

Danpal has been in the building business for over half a century. Plastic has been around a lot longer than that, but our research and development experts have found new ways to put this remarkable material to use. Plastic roofing combines the lightweight strength of plastic with Danpal building expertise to create a system that gives roofing an entirely new and dynamic functionality.

Creating a roofing system that employs the utmost in strength and flexibility while supporting the most up-to-date building regulations and codes are the Danpal way of putting our slogan, Global Vision, Local Focus, into practice. We have found that it’s possible to improve building quality, environmental overfinance, and quality of living by maintaining the highest possible standards. We build for the client, and we build for the planet. Our plastic roofing systems demonstrate our dedication to our creed.

Plastic RoofingPlastic Roofing For An Easier Installation

In most construction projects, putting on a new roof is something that clients dread. It’s a lot of work, it’s inconvenient, it’s disruptive. But Danpal plastic roofing has mastered the art of efficiency. That’s because the components of our plastic roofing are designed to be versatile so that they can suit your preferences. Our plastic roofing can be installed on a variety of building designs, from both above and below. We build for strength, using snap-on, dry-glazed, interlocking materials constructed from a choice of two very strong materials, polycarbonate or aluminum.

Energy Efficiency Comes With Plastic Roofing

A building can only be as energy efficient as the materials with which it is made will allow it. That’s another reason why Danpal plastic roofing is so popular. As a company with a presence on five continents, we have a broader understanding of just how important sustainability is. It’s not just people who have lifestyles; buildings have them as well.

Our philosophy is that a building should exist in harmony with the environment and plastic roofing is one of the best ways to accomplish that. Plastic roofing is as durable as it is light in weight, able to protect against leaks and weather damage so that insulation remains dry inside, even if it’s raining or snowing outside.

Energy efficiency in the home equals financial efficiency in your wallet. You aren’t paying for heating or cooling that isn’t being used because plastic roofing is one of the ways that your home or office keeps fuel—and your money—inside where they belong instead of escaping!

Appearance Counts With Plastic Roofing

Danpal promotes the esthetics of construction as well as its function. Architectural design incorporates standard features—walls, ceilings, windows, doors, etc.—but there’s something else that Danpal and plastic roofing include in building construction and that asset is daylight. It’s a remarkable innovation that a company which is renowned for making high-quality building materials has also been able to pioneer daylighting architecture.

Natural light is a marvelous asset to our living and working environment, one that adds to the esthetic appeal of a structure but also enhances the quality of life for those within.

Façade materials add to a building’s performance

What are the things that we notice about the buildings where we work and sleep, shop, exercise and seek entertainment? Do they serve the function for which they are designed? Are they warm in the cold weather and cool in the hot weather? Is the lighting sufficient for our needs? Are they built with our comfort in mind? There are other things that we don’t notice immediately. We may not notice if they’re built out of sustainable materials or if they conform to the most current environmental standards. We are unlikely to notice if there is mold or dampness in parts of the structure where we don’t go. We might not always notice the behind-the-scenes concerns that are part of a building’s hidden performance.

But what’s the first thing that you notice about a building? You notice how it looks.

FAÇADE MATERIALS ACCENTUATE A BUILDING’S APPEAL

A traditional style of architecture for a building located in a trendy hot spot would seem out of place, just as a cutting-edge design would be ill-suited in a neighborhood of stately eighteenth century structures. Danpal’s façade materials allow a building to take on an appearance that can be customized to suit its environment, while adding marvelous color and texture options that give the structure a unique flavor. Lighting is an option that can be enhanced with façade materials. If you’d like to supplement the look of your building with depth to its perspective, you can layer different shades of color. Choosing from Danpal’s columns and brick stacks gives even more options. Design a building that people will notice by choosing façade materials.

FAÇADE MATERIALSFAÇADE MATERIALS LET LIGHT SHINE IN

Studies have shown that people, whether in the workplace or in their homes, feel better and are more productive when they are in an environment which adds natural light to the setting. But you don’t need a study to tell you that. You already know that you see better, for one thing, when natural light is available. You feel better; your mood improves and you benefit from an attitude that takes its cues from the uplifting atmosphere of natural light. Façade materials benefit from Danpal’s pioneering daylighting architecture, which is an architectural way to include sunshine as part of your decorating design.

STRENGH COMES WITH FAÇADE MATERIALS

Now that we’ve accounted for the many features of façade materials that you’ll notice in a building, it’s time to concentrate on what you might not notice right away, and that’s the strength. A building has to meet the expectations of its function; if it’s an office, a medical facility, a workplace or a residence, it conforms to the intended usage for which it was designed. But strength is a factor that contributes not only to the function, but also to the building’s stamina and life span. Danpal’s microcell technology has dramatically increased the strength of our building materials. That means that weather, one of the most powerful and potential damaging threats to a building’s wellbeing, is held at bay. That’s because our snap-lock connection system is designed to prevent snow, wind, hail and rain from invading your interior space. The impressive quality of our thermal insulation can do its job the right way, which allows your energy usage to perform the way it’s supposed to. Façade materials keep your insulation dry, which in turn keeps your energy usage efficient and your year-round temperature constant.

What you may not notice about a building is important. That’s why Danpal notices these things for you.

Polycarbonate Roofs Offer Superior Strength

Polycarbonate, a building material which is both impressive in strength and light in weight, continues to grow in popularity. It’s strong and durable, and able to resist the forces of nature, but at the same time, it’s easy to work with. With a material like this, the possibilities are almost endless, so it’s no wonder that polycarbonate roofs are showing up more and more often on buildings. Polycarbonate roofing actually was first used on conservatories but has become increasingly popular for commercial structures.

THE TYPES OF POLYCARBONATE ROOF

You’ve likely already seen one kind of polycarbonate roof if you’ve driven by a conservatory. The panels look like glass and can be either transparent or translucent. Because of the strength and versatility of polycarbonate, it’s showing up in roofing on greenhouses, sun porches, solariums, and patio rooms. These structures would not be able to support a heavy roof, so polycarbonate is ideal. Also, a polycarbonate roof is less expensive than glass, which presents a financial advantage as well.

POLYCARBONATE ROOFPOLYCARBONATE ROOFING AND WEATHER RESISTANCE

Weather is a factor when choosing the roofing that’s best suited for your region, so it’s fortunate that you can choose polycarbonate roofing without sacrificing any of the qualities that you would expect from traditional roofing.

Polycarbonate roofing meets the most demanding quality standards: it’s able to withstand a wide range of temperatures; it’s shatterproof; it’s flexible; it’s durable; and it’s lightweight. If you live anywhere where there’s weather, polycarbonate roofing is ideal for you!

With its high impact resistance, polycarbonate roofing has the advantage over glass if you live in a region of the world where heavy snowfall or hailstorms are common, because it’s not likely to break or crack.

Polycarbonate roofs come in different colors, but if you’re worried that the colors will fade after constant exposure to the sun, rest assured that the panels do not readily fade and are able to maintain the attractive appearance of the roof.

INSULATING QUALITIES OF POLYCARBONATE ROOFING

Polycarbonate roofing, which is installed either as a either single or double layer, provides added insulation for the building. A greenhouse may use only a single layer, while a business or home is likely to use multiple layers. There is air between the layers which provides insulation to reduce the loss of heat. Polycarbonate roofing keeps out harmful UV rays that we don’t want, while letting in the natural light that we do want. Protecting the insulation is one of the ways that polycarbonate roofing helps your heating and cooling systems maintain a steady temperature inside throughout the year.

LONGEVITY OF A POLYCARBONATE ROOF

Danpal is proud to offer building materials that are designed to last a long time and that’s the case with polycarbonate roofing. Although polycarbonate is a comparatively new building material, it has shown itself to be a product that withstands the test of time. We’re confident that polycarbonate roofs will become even more popular as more people discover the remarkable performance of this innovative material.

Gaining Heat in a Windy City

For a large swimming pool complex, high winds and cool temperatures outside make thermal efficiency targets that little bit harder to attain. Add in the need to maximize the amount of natural light poolside, and achieving required heat gains presents a challenge. Translucent Danpalon® façade systems are providing building designers with an elegant solution.

Pachuca in Central Mexico is a very windy city and by Mexican standards is also quite cold, with an average temperature of 16ºC throughout the year. When Alberca Universidad Politécnica Metropolitana came to rebuild its swimming pool complex the building’s thermal efficiency was a key design criteria.

FACADE SYSTEMAt the same time, the project needed to reuse as much existing infrastructure as was possible. With the swimming pool then largely determining the building’s orientation, façade design played a vital role in maximizing natural light and heat gain on the inside while handling the high winds on the outside.

The architects, Instituto Hidalguense de la Infraestructura Fisica Educativa (INHIFE) also had to face the challenge of building in sandy soil conditions that offered a relatively low weight resistance. With the weight and movement of the swimming pool being a significant part of the structure’s overall loading, the use of lightweight façade materials was vital. Turning to translucent Danpalon® polycarbonate façade systems, the INHIFE architects found an aesthetically pleasing and technically robust solution capable of meeting the project’s competing demands for light diffusion, thermal insulation, physical strength and low material weight.

A full-height Danpalon® façade constructed using 16mm Ice panels runs the complete length of one side of the swimming pool on a steel frame, while a further Danpalon® façade using a combination of 22mm 3DLite metallic grey and red panels sits at one end of the pool.

INHIFE architect Edgar Baca said, “The fantastic level of light diffusion that these two complementary façades achieve creates a truly unique ambience, with high quality daylight for the interior and a wonderful luminosity for the exterior at night.”

He continued, “Danpalon® has added a huge amount of character to the building thanks to the interaction of material, light and surroundings. At no point does it ever look the same. The hue, texture and appearance depends on where it’s viewed from and the weather conditions. It has given the project real life and personality.”

The new swimming pool complex is a unique wedge-like form composed of gentle slopes, elegant curves and striking lines. A heightened façade wall to increase the natural light diffusion and enable optimization of roof span and pitch was aided by the use of extra long Danpalon® panels, which also avoided the need for horizontal jointing. Panel installation was rapid, taking just a few days from delivery to completion.

Baca added, “Considering the enhanced thermal efficiency the new swimming pool building has attained, and the tremendous functionality it is now providing, this is a project that to date has not once caused us to think that any kind of design adjustment was merited – it really is working to perfection.”

Skylight Roofing Lets Us Live In The Light!

Wouldn’t you like to have a little more daylight in your life? Have you ever sat in a meeting and found your attention wandering as you gazed out the window and wished that you could enjoy more of the sunlight? Does your life feel as if the day is taken up with too many ceilings and floors and doors, and not enough natural light? What you’re feeling is actually natural, pun intended. As human beings, we crave the light. Natural light is the magic ingredient in the formula of life. It can lift our spirits when we’re feeling down. It can make us more productive when we can’t seem to break out of a dull routine. And it also helps us to see better! Grateful as we are for artificial light, it doesn’t compare to the original light of the sun.

Try Skylight Roofing For More Daylight In Your Life

Now that we’ve settled on the fact that we’d like more sky, less roof in our lives, what do we do about it? Tents and treehouses have their place in our outdoor options, but they really wouldn’t work for a permanent lifestyle. Well, what about skylight roofing? Buildings have to have roofs, and people have to have light. Why not choose the option that allows you to have what you must include without sacrificing what you really want?

Skylight RoofingSkylight Roofing Is Strong Enough To Handle Weather

Skylight roofing is a much better option than living out of doors, so before you starting moving the dining room furniture out to the lawn, stop for a minute and think about it. The reason humans don’t live outside is because that’s where the weather is. When we’re inside, we’re comfortable and safe. Outside—well, that’s where the rain falls and the snow flies; it’s where the winds blow, the hail hits, and the sun burns. You don’t really want to have to deal with all that, do you? Of course not. With skylight roofing, you won’t have to. Danpal’s skylight roofing, thanks to microcell technology, is completely, 100% watertight and won’t allow moisture from rain and snow to enter. It’s also able to withstand the intensity of the sunlight because it has UV protection. Light inside, weather outside; that’s what you have to look forward to with skylight roofing.

More About Skylight Roofing and Natural Light

Danpal has been a leader in the building materials industry for over 50 years. During that time, we’ve also pioneered daylighting architecture, a wonderful innovation that brings natural light inside, in exactly the amounts that you want. People who have access to natural light in the workplace find that they’re more productive. Those whose homes are blessed with natural light have discovered that their mood improves and the atmosphere is a much more pleasant one. Since we already know how much natural light benefits us, and we realize that all of our buildings have to have roofs, doesn’t it make sense to choice skylight roofing?

Danpal Roofing Systems Keep Weather Away From Insulation

Danpal’s motto, Global Vision, Local Focus, explains a lot about how the company does business. They’re leaders in the building industry but they never forget that buildings are for people to use and to live in. Nor do they forget that a building and the people who occupy it are part of a much larger network of human beings who all depend upon the environment in which we all live. With that perspective, it’s easy to understand why Danpal has never been content during its half-century of existence, to just maintain the status quo. At Danpal, research and development are always underway to find ways to make even better products that meet customers’ needs and protect the environment. That concern is part of the reason that Danpal roofing systems are so highly regarded in the industry.

DANPAL ROOFINGROOFING SYSTEMS THAT IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE

That might sound like a lot to ask of a roofing system, but for Danpal, buildings exist to serve the people who live and work in them. One of the ways that a Danpal roofing system improves the quality of life is because of the way it incorporates natural light into the interior of the building. Danpal has pioneered the innovative concept of daylighting architecture and with that innovation, buildings feature natural light. Natural light is important for everyone and having it inside a building is another way that the roofing system enhances the quality of life for the people who occupy it. The workspace nurtures a more productive environment for the occupants both in terms of their tasks and their wellbeing.

A ROOFING SYSTEM THAT PROTECTS INSULATION

The key factor in your building’s performance is maintaining the integrity of its insulation. If weather invades and moisture manages to penetrate the exterior of your building, the result is a reduction in the insulation of the insulation, a loss of energy efficiency, the threat of mold and the potential collapse of the building. When you consider all the things that could happen if insulation is compromised, it’s easy to understand why Danpal roofing systems are so adept at protecting it. The panels in a Danpal roofing system have a unique cell structure that enables them to deliver more efficient thermal insulation. This improved efficiency is confirmed by the improved “U” and “R” values.

HOW DANPAL ROOFING SYSTEMS WORK

If weather were easier to get along with, roofing systems could relax. But as long as the skies open up to release torrential downpours or blinding snowstorms, hail and winds, roofing systems must be vigilant. Fortunately for buildings, Danpal roofing systems are made with microcell technology. The microcell structure offers high resistance to impact, standing seams, and a double-tooth grip lock connection. That’s the kind of force that’s required for a roofing system to prevail against weather. The roofing system’s Danpalon panels are designed to maintain the integrity of the roof for well into the future because of their co-extended UV protection.

There’s less aggravation when it comes to working with and installing a Danpal roofing system. Because the system uses snap-on, dry-glazed connectors made of aluminum or polycarbonate, they’re light in weight and flexible. The ease of installation means that less time has to be spent in the process, something that clients will appreciate because it means there’s less inconvenience involved.

Plastic Roofing Brings Strength and Light to Your Building Project

Danpal’s Options for Plastic Roofing

For over 50 years, Danpal has been in the forefront of creating and installing innovative roofing systems that offer optimal thermal and solar comfort. Giving you the option of choosing from skylights, roofs, facades and more, Danpal is the choice for your roofing solutions. Danpal roofing can be installed above and below various different kinds of buildings. The plastic roofing uses snap-on interlocking dry-glazed connectors that are made from either aluminum or polycarbonate. With plastic roofing, a building has the benefits of superior weather protection, energy efficiency, and an attractive appearance.

Plastic Roofing and Weather

You might think that weather has it in for roofs. After all, the roof is the first target for rain, snow, and all the rough elements that pour out of the sky like they’re sent on an aerial mission to destroy. That just means that the roofing you select needs to be strong enough to handle the attack. Plastic roofing, thanks to the overall strength and quality of its design, as well as the quality of the materials that are used to create the roofing system, can be relied upon to withstand weather and offer high-impact resistance. Plastic roofing also offers protection against the effects of the sun. We don’t always consider the effects of sunlight on a building, but Danpal’s plastic roofing panels offer UV protection so that the roof remains in good condition for a longer period of time.

Plastic Roofing The Benefits of Light with Plastic Roofing

The roof on top of a building has a powerful effect on everything that’s underneath, and this is where the combination of plastic roofing and light works to such a winning advantage. Every space in the building needs light in order to be fully functional. Plastic roofing allows the light to enter, balancing it so that it’s emitted in just the right amounts. Natural light adds much to our living space, and it also provides a boost for us as well.

Easy Installation of Plastic Roofing

Plastic roofing is light in weight and won’t put undue pressure on the structure. Working with lightweight materials makes installation smooth and easy, saving time and money because the work happens so effortlessly. But don’t worry; lightweight doesn’t mean weak. Plastic roofing is strong.

Lookin’ Good with Plastic Roofing

Once the roofing is in place, the visual effect is stunning. Much of that is due to the transparent materials that are used, which provide the ideal balance of light that works so well for interior space. Because of Danpal’s amazing array of colors, finishes, aspects and spectacular effects, you’ll have no trouble finding just the right look to release the building’s creative image.

Plastic Roofing is a Plus for the Environment

Danpal, committed to thinking both globally and locally, maintains a high regard for sustainability and protecting the environment. That’s why indoor air quality is a high priority for the company. What affects Danpal customers affects the world, because Danpal, which operates on five continents, knows that the globe is home to all of us.

Facade Systems Bring Beauty, Sustainability and Durability to Your Building

Sometimes, the most modern building trends are so successful because they make use of something that’s been around well before architects started designing. We’re talking about natural light, of course, that element that can totally transform the appearance of a building. If you’re searching for a design that employs natural light in a way that no other construction method can, you should consider a facade system.

Facade Systems Build With Natural Light

Natural light doesn’t just enter a designed building without careful advance planning. The architect who designs a building deliberately considers the placement of the light by accommodating the angles where the sunlight will appear in the structure at various times during the day. By tapping into the bounty of natural light, that wonderful resource that is available virtually on demand, the architect channels its beautify and its usefulness into a well-planned design.

Facade SystemsThe Strength of Facade Systems

A facade system will bring a level of beauty to your building that other exteriors can’t match. But at the same time, facade systems are durable. They have to be if they’re going to protect a building from the impact of weather. Rain, snow, wind, hail, and even sun all have the power to weaken and damage the structure over time. But facade systems are designed with strength in mind so that they stand up to everything that Mother Nature can send. Different climates will call for different facade systems; what works for a building in a hot, sunny region won’t suit a building in a damp, rainy location. But the versatility of facade systems means that there’s one that’s just right for you.

Facade Systems Are More Popular Than Ever

Buildings have specific functions that require conforming to the template of the structure’s purpose. A gymnasium isn’t going to have the same purpose as a library, and the two buildings won’t be identical. Any building needs to meet certain regulations and codes and as environmental issues have become more of a universal concern, these requirements are reflected in the way buildings are designed and constructed. Facade systems please the public because their energy efficiency is a vital part of the sustainable life style that people practice.

But there’s one area where codes and rules aren’t the driving force behind the design and that is in the creativity that facade systems unleash. If you’re bored by the way so many buildings seem to be designed with a cookie-cutter format, each one looking the same as the one before it, you’re going to appreciate the unbelievable freedom that facade systems offer. With facade systems, the function of a building doesn’t trap it inside a boring format that just repeats what everyone else is building. Functionality is vital for any building, but it doesn’t need to inhibit the potential of a structure to be visually appealing. Danpal’s facade systems allow a structure to perform its intended function while nurturing the people who work and live inside it.

Every building, whatever its intended purpose, is part of a neighborhood and that neighborhood is a community. People who go about their daily business are uplifted when they have the opportunity to enjoy beauty that improves the environment in a holistic way. By choosing a Danpal facade system, you’re making your part of the world a better place.