Buying a veranda? Choose between glass or polycarbonate


In the search for a veranda you will investigate which type is most suitable for your garden of terrace. For a small terrace, for example, you may consciously opt for a veranda with slim profiles. In addition, you go for a colour that suits your home and perhaps consider lighting in the profiles. But do you already know whether you will opt for a glass or polycarbonate roof filling? In this blog we would like to discuss all the pros and cons of the different types of roof fillings with you.

Veranda with polycarbonate

Polycarbonate is a hard and virtually unbreakable plastic that, unlike other plastics, can withstand high temperatures well. This makes it a popular roof filling for a veranda. The different types of polycarbonate also ensure that you can fine-tune the choice minutely to your wishes.

Clear polycarbonate

Despite its profiling, clear polycarbonate only partially obstructs your view through the roof. In this way you benefit from natural light under your veranda and keep a sense of space. On warm days, however, the temperature under your veranda can rise high due to the sun's rays.

Opal polycarbonate

A version in opal (also known as milky white) is almost opaque and therefore ensures that a large part of the incident sunlight is kept out. This means that you are less likely to be bothered by high temperatures under your veranda, but you also benefit less from the incident daylight so that it is dark more quickly.

Two-chamber clear polycarbonate

Two-chamber clear polycarbonate has a structure with fewer 'chambers' than standard clear polycarbonate and is therefore even more transparent. With this type you have an even higher transmission of sunlight and you can easily see through the roof. Also in this case the temperature under your veranda can easily rise on hot days.

Sunproof polycarbonate

With this type of polycarbonate, a sun protection foil ensures that the sunlight is effectively repelled. Do you have a terrace with little wind or ventilation? Then this type of polycarbonate prevents the temperature under your veranda from rising enormously. In addition, you suffer less from the glare of the sun.


Canopy with glass

Glass roofs give a veranda a luxurious appearance. Plates of laminated glass also give the construction extra strength and ensure that the veranda can be accessed in case of cleaning (but safety first!).

Types of glass

The type number of the glass is a reflection of the layers from which the glass plate is constructed. Laminated glass 44.2 consists of 2 layers of glass of 4mm and one layer of film of 2 micrometer thickness.

Laminated glass is also available in 2 'colours', we distinguish clear and milky white. Glass sheets in milky white, just like polycarbonate in opal, ensure that you suffer less from the radiation of the sun. However, this is at the expense of daylight and the feeling of space under your veranda.

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The best of both worlds

Nobody likes to make concessions. It is therefore not at all strange that you want the best of both worlds. A veranda with a luxurious appearance, benefit from sufficient daylight and control the temperature under your veranda? It is possible! Veranda sun protection are a type of awning that you place on or under your veranda. With the electric control you can easily open and close the screen and you are always in control of the incoming sunlight. Read more about veranda sun protection!