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Orion hotel commercial shade sail installed by Versatile Structures

What to consider when selecting a car park shade structure in Brisbane

When it comes to selecting a car park shade structure in Brisbane, there are several important considerations to take into account. These include: The size and layout of the car parkThe type of shade structureThe materials usedThe cost of installation and maintenance. One of the first things to consider is ...
Orion hotel commercial shade sail installed by Versatile Structures

The value of commercial shade structures and retractable roof systems

Shade sails are a popular choice for providing shade in commercial settings such as restaurants, cafés, and other outdoor spaces, as they offer a cost-effective and attractive way to create a comfortable, shaded area for patrons or employees. Besides their aesthetic and functional appeal, commercial shade sails can also be ...
Car park shade sails manufactured and installed by Versatile Structures

The ins and outs of commercial car park shade structures

Car park shade sails offer practical and effective ways to provide shade in a parking area, particularly in sunny and hot climates like the Sunshine Coast. Commercial car park shade structures are typically used in parking lots at shopping centres, office complexes, or apartment buildings. Like with residential car park ...
Royal George motorised awning installed by Versatile Structures

What to know when selecting a commercial awning for a Brisbane hotel

Commercial awnings are a type of canopy that is attached to the exterior of a building that is typically made from waterproof materials and used to provide shade and protection for people who are outside the building. Awnings can be fixed in place or retractable, allowing them to be extended ...
Mother Teresa Catholic Primary School shade structure installed by Versatile Structures

Looking for a Brisbane shade structure solution?

If you live in Brisbane and surrounds, you would at some point spend time under a shade structure, whether it be at a park, coffee shop, school, shopping centre or one of the theme parks on the Gold Coast. What are shade structures used for in Brisbane? The UV index ...
Insulated panel roofing is ideal for businesses and properties located in areas like Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast where temperatures fluctuate and severe weather conditions, such as storms, hail and heavy winds are experienced, as they manage a comfortable temperature and energy consumption all year round and are resistant to weather and abuse. What is insulated roofing? Insulated roof panels, also known as sandwich panel roofing, is a revolutionary solution that combines insulation, ceiling, and a roof in one convenient structure, making it thermally efficient and weather tight. These panels are also fire-resistant, sound-reducing, and waterproof, making them ideal for Australian buildings as they can withstand the harshest weather conditions while ensuring high insulation R values to resist heat flow especially here in Queensland. What are the benefits of insulated roof panels? • A roofing solution that offers significant cost saving and ROI due to its longevity, reduced maintenance, and energy efficiency • Rigid and durable • Easier to install than other insulation methods • Provide better insulation than other roofing solutions and resists heat flow • Available in a range of colours and finishes, and the panel dimensions are customisable which offer vertical or horizontal installation options • Have aesthetic appeal to match your property’s style! How long do insulated roof panels last? As you research the technology behind insulated polycarbonate roof panels, you may wonder if they are a worthy investment, especially as the last thing you want is a non-durable solution that needs replacing every few years. This is however not the case with insulated roof panels, as you can expect a lifespan of at least 20 years and with proper installation, care, and high-quality materials, their lifespan could even exceed that. How to prolong the lifespan of your insulated roof panels? • Quality and material. Quality is crucial when ensuring long-lasting insulated polycarbonate roof panels. Ensure they are made of materials that possess special properties. For instance, they can come with non-combustible steel to make it safer for structures in areas prone to wildfire, as the material prevents fire from spreading. • Diligent maintenance - Cleaning, maintaining, and inspecting the roof at least once a year can help lengthen its lifespan. • Load carrying capacity - Consider the load-carrying capacities required for the insulated panel roofing based on the design, the load it will carry, the environmental conditions, and the technical specification of the product components. • Customisation - High-quality insulated panel roofing that is designed, built, and installed according to the exact roofing and aesthetic requirements of the application tends to last longer. Choose a supplier that can deliver solutions in various designs, finishes, colours, and custom modular widths, enabling design flexibility that allows you to design your roof to match your property’s architecture and facade. Are insulated roof panels a good option? Insulated roof panels are good at reducing direct heat transfer. They Minimize noise from wind, rain, and hail. Better performance and protection in cyclones. They also preventing other effects from the weather like mold, mildew, and condensation. Can you walk on an insulated panel roof? Yes, it is possible to walk on insulated roof panels, as the supported section of the roof can easily withstand weights up to 150kgs. Is it better to insulate the roof from inside or outside? Flat roofs are best to insulate on the outside of the roof, which prevents heat loss and reduces energy consumption. By applying insulating material on top of the roof structure, you avoid the risk of moisture damage in the wooden structure. With interior insulation, this risk is greater for flat roofs. How thick are insulated roof panels? The insulation Thickness various: The insulation/core is available in 40mm, 60mm, 80mm, 100mm and 120mm thicknesses. In Conclusion Insulated panel roofing is a brilliant shade structure solution that is fire-resistant, sound-reducing, and waterproof. On top of all those features it also looks good and will add immense value to a property.

The longevity of insulated roof panels

Insulated panel roofing is ideal for businesses and properties located in areas like Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast where temperatures fluctuate and severe weather conditions, such as storms, hail and heavy winds are experienced, as they manage a comfortable temperature and energy consumption all year round and are resistant to ...