3 Tips For Choosing A Retractable Roof System
A retractable roof is a fantastic addition to any outdoor setting.
They add style, comfort and practicality to your home or business, allowing you to enjoy the outdoors no matter the weather.
Here, we’ll look at 3 helpful tips to help you choose a durable, functional and stylish model that’ll have you covered for many years to come.
Let’s take a look.
1. Firstly, What Will You Be Using The Retractable Roof For?
Will you be using the retractable roof regularly, semi-regularly, or only occasionally?
If you’re a restaurant looking to maximise your outdoor seating capacity, you’ll want to look for a durable all-weather solution that can withstand the rigors of extensive use.
On the other hand, if you’re looking to shelter your backyard pool, you may not need a 100% waterproof, high-wind resistant solution.
Do You Have An Existing Structure To Support It?
Most retractable roofs require an existing structure like a pergola or support beams for installation. But if you don’t have, or are not willing to install, a sub-structure – don’t fret!
Helioscreen gives you the luxury to choose a retractable roof system that suits you. Our “Varioscreen” model attaches to an existing structure for support, whereas the “All Seasons” and ‘Vario pergola’ are ideal examples of self-supporting systems. The All Seasons range can even be totally detached and free-standing from the home.
What Size Space Are You Covering?
Some models only suit small decks, whereas other models are ideal for large courtyards and patios.
That’s why looking for a supplier like Helioscreen who can custom make your roof to your exact size and shade requirements is invaluable. We can even couple two or more systems together to cover a large area without any gaps.
Do You Want Any Extra Features?
Want to take your retractable roof to the next level?
You’ll want to look for a supplier that can add on additional features like 360-degree LED downlighting to give your roof that extra wow factor.
For lovers of home automation, there’s also the option to add sun and wind sensors. They allow your roof to automatically react to the weather without you lifting a finger – now that’s something you wouldn’t want to miss out on.
2. Next, What Model Is Best For You?
With so many different models on the market, it can be hard to know what retractable roof is right for you.
Here, we’ve broken down three popular retractable roof models and some of their key features to help guide your decision.
All Seasons Retractable Roof – The Ultimate ‘All Weather’ Solution
Ideal for homes, courtyards, restaurants and commercial properties, retractable roofs offer the ultimate ‘all-weather’ protection.
Designed and engineered in Europe, Helioscreen’s retractable roof is a market leader in quality and performance. Its easy-to-clean waterproof fabric and integrated water seals offer 100% rain and sun protection, ideal for Australia’s temperate climate.
Helioscreen’s retractable roof also has a rating of 11 on the Beaufort wind scale. It can withstand wind gusts of up to 117km/h and doesn’t need to be retracted if the weather takes a turn for the worse.
Retractable Vario-Pergola – No Existing Structure Required
Flexible, stylish and practical, a retractable pergola is the ultimate sun control solution for courtyards, decks and outdoor living areas.
Helioscreen’s retractable pergola is ideal for those who don’t have an existing pergola or substructure, supporting itself on 60x60mm front posts. With inbuilt water gutters and UV repelling fabrics, it allows you to enjoy your outdoor space even in light rain.
Helioscreen’s retractable pergola has a rating of 6 on the Beaufort wind scale, meaning it can withstand winds of up to 50km/h.
Varioscreen Retractable Sunroof – Perfect For Windows & Sunroofs
Enjoy dynamic sun control at the touch of a button with a retractable sunroof. Ideal for large windows, glass roofs and verandas, they let in natural light whilst keeping out the heat and blinding glare.
Helioscreen’s retractable sunroof allows you to stay cool and comfortable in summer, and still soak up the beautiful winter sun. With over 100 fabric colours and a variety of mounting options, it delivers on both design and functionality.
The retractable sunroof has a rating of 6 on the Beaufort Wind Scale, meaning it’s operational in winds below 50km/h.
3. Lastly, Look For A Reputable Supplier
You don’t want to be replacing your retractable roof in a few years time. That’s why it’s so important to look for a reputable supplier that offers a quality product.
Helioscreen has been supplying sun control solutions to Australia’s leading architects, designers and builders for over 30 years. Every one of our products comes with a full 5 year warranty on the system, fabric and motor, so you know your retractable roof will remain beautiful and functional for many years to come.
To find out more about our retractable roof models and which one is right for you, contact us today.