Exploring the Advantages of Polycarbonate Awnings

11 September 2023
Daniel Brits

Polycarbonate awnings are gaining popularity due to their numerous advantages and benefits. Here are five advantages of polycarbonate awnings and why they are so popular:


Polycarbonate awnings are exceptionally durable because they resist impact, weather conditions, and UV radiation. Polycarbonate is less prone to cracking, fading, or warping, unlike traditional awning materials such as fabric or metal. This durability ensures that polycarbonate awnings can withstand harsh outdoor conditions, making them an attractive and long-lasting investment.

Five good reasons why polycarbonate awnings are so popular

Light transmission

Polycarbonate awnings allow natural light to pass through while providing shade and protection. This unique characteristic makes them popular for outdoor spaces where homeowners or businesses want to maintain a bright and airy environment. The translucent nature of polycarbonate allows diffused light to enter, reducing the need for artificial lighting during the day and creating an inviting atmosphere.

Heat and UV protection

Polycarbonate awnings offer protection against harmful UV rays and excessive heat. The material used in polycarbonate awnings has built-in UV inhibitors, which block harmful UV radiation. This feature is essential for creating comfortable outdoor spaces, as it helps prevent sunburn, reduces heat buildup, and protects furniture, flooring, or other items from fading or damage caused by prolonged sun exposure.

Lightweight and easy installation

Polycarbonate awnings are lightweight compared to traditional awning materials. This lightweight nature makes them easier to handle during installation, reducing labour costs. Additionally, the modular design of many polycarbonate awnings allows easy assembly and customisation, making them a convenient option for DIY enthusiasts and professionals.

Versatility and aesthetics

Polycarbonate awnings come in various shapes, sizes, and colours, providing flexibility and customisation options for different architectural styles and personal preferences. Whether you are looking for a contemporary or traditional design, polycarbonate awnings can complement and enhance the appearance of residential or commercial buildings. The versatility of polycarbonate allows for creative and unique awning designs, making them a popular choice among homeowners, architects, and designers.

Polycarbonate options offered by Reboss

No matter the space you are designing – patio, garden, seating area, interiors or outdoors – the polycarbonate M, P and R Series is the solution. These awnings, ideal for DIY fans, can be joined to make any length. The M, P and R range brackets are made from aluminium and are available in depths of 1000mm, 1200mm and 1500mm. They are powder-coated to suit whatever colour is required.

Reboss offers various colour range options if the standard range of Black, Bronze, Silver and White do not match your design aesthetics, then custom colours can be ordered.

Polycarbonate options offered by Reboss SA

There are also five different types of boards available in the polycarbonate range. These vary from 3mm to 5mm in thickness, provide total screening from sunlight or 50% natural light filtration and protect against glare, heat, harmful UV rays and adverse weather conditions.

Polycarbonate awnings provide more than adequate shade and are an elegant roofing solution for all outdoor entertainment areas.

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