Polycarbonate Compared to Glass

 

   Polycarbonate

   Glass

• Lower cost • Higher cost
• Lighter weight • Denser material
• Standard 10-year warranty covering hail damage, yellowing, and light transmittance (varies by manufacturer) • Standard 15-20-year warranties
• Good thermal performance • Better thermal performance
• Good light transmission • Better light transmission
• Excellent strength to cost ratio • Good strength to cost ratio
• Good visual clarity • Excellent visual clarity