About this project
Anyone who has an exposed north facing deck will understand just how hot it becomes in summer. The savage Australian sun not only heats up the northern facings decks and everything on them, but it heats up the windows and the immediate flooring of the house too; causing an increase in temperature and a noticeable decrease in comfort for the home owner. Often people look to air conditioning to mitigate the hot and stuffy air. Alternatively home owners can consider shade products to drastically reduce the amount of heat the windows and deck is exposed to which therefor reduces the temperature. Aalta’s range of retractable roofs are the perfect product to provide shade for northern facing decks.
The Aalta installation team travelled down to Thirroul last week to install a retractable roof over a northern facing deck. The roof system used was a Liberty from Aalta’s range of roof systems. The Liberty is the retractable roof component only. Our clients chose the Liberty roof system as they already had an existing pergola frame over their northern facing deck area.
The motorised roof system is 4.7m wide and has a projection of 3.4m. A retractable gutter was fixed to the front rail to direct water into a down pipe that connects to storm water drainage. When under tension the roofs canopy is fully waterproof. Essentially the generous area under the canopy turns into an extension of the house itself; as no matter the weather the space can be utilised to relax, dine, entertain and enjoy.
And the best part of the retractable roof is that when our clients no longer need shelter from the northern sun, with the push of a button, they can retract the roof and enjoy the open skies…starry nights, wispy clouds, sunny winter days…the sky’s the limit!
If you’re looking for a product to provide shade for northern facing decks in your home, Aalta’s range of retractable roofs are a the answer. Not only do they provide optional shade but evolve outdoor areas into liveable spaces that can be enjoyed no matter the weather.
If you have any questions about any of our products or services please do not hesitate to get in contact with our friendly team.