- KEY FEATURES + BENEFITS
- Controls Solar Heat Gain & Glare
- Filters UV Rays
- Any Glazing, Slope, Direction
- Built in Counter Tensioning system
- Optional Fabric Locking Mechanism
Tensioned Exterior Roof Blinds
Running directly over glazing of any inclination and size including conservatory & orangery roofs, skylights, atriums, glass verandas and roof lights, our comprehensive portfolio of tensioned exterior roof blinds are the most effective way to contribute to the cooling of rooms whilst offering sufficient glare protection.
By physically blocking the suns incoming solar radiation, excessive solar heat gain is avoided, which in turn can reduce internal room temperatures by more than 10 degrees centigrade, on even the hottest of summers days resulting in a comfortable and pleasant internal environment. Air conditioning of any type becomes superfluous.
Bright light is filtered, to provide a glare free, naturally lit space with an outward view through the fabric maintained (subject to material choice). Furniture, fixtures and fittings are protected from fading by the sun thanks to the UV barrier that is created.
Additionally air trapped between the blind fabric and glass, when the weather turns cold, provides thermal insulation to the glazing which slows heat loss from a building, reducing heating energy costs whilst retaining a pleasant interior temperature.
A zip locking mechanism, unique to our St. Lucia tensioned skylight blind bridges the gap between the edge of the fabric and guide, by physically sealing the fabric in the channel which in turn stops any annoying strips of light shining through and acts as an insect screen as an additional function, whilst also rendering the blind windproof.
How they work...
Our tensioned external roof blinds and conservatory awnings work on a simple principle; fabric is wound round a rigid galvanised steel fabric barrel contained within the cassette headbox and connected to the lead rail, which runs on lateral guides to each side guaranteeing a smooth and square functionning. Hi-tech dyeema cables concealed within the lateral guides attach to the lead rail and are tensioned via integral gas pistons or a double coiled spring (dependent on system). When the motor, built within the fabric barrel is operated and the blind extends / retracts, this tensioning system keeps the fabric taut at every position and allows the blind to be operated at any angle.
The cassette headbox, which protects the fabric and operating mechanism from all types of inclement weather when the blind is retracted, is supported via the lateral guides, meaning only the lateral guides have to be fixed. A range of support brackets are available to allow installation of the lateral guides to all types of structures and to overcome opening roof vents and obstructions.
The fabric on our exterior roof blinds sits close to the glazing, minimising the chance of any light or heat creeping in through the sides, whilst allowing any heat build up between the fabric and glazing to be dissipated from air blowing through.
Solid, Reliable and Efficient
Under the soft, streamline exterior of our roof blinds, lays a tough inside, that will withstand even the most demanding of applications. Frameworks of aluminium and components of stainless steel are both rust free and incredibly strong, able to resist being exposed to the elements all year round.
Choose from a range of options to create a roof blind system that is perfect for your application. Endless hardware colours and finishes allow you to create a system that is suited to your structure and with special features we can overcome obstructions such as opening roof windows.
Safety and reliability is paramount, which is why our roof blinds are tested to and meet the highest European and independent quality standards, ensuring they run smoothly and problem free and can resist winds upto (dependent on model) Beaufort scale 6.
Contact one of our sun protection specialists on 0844 800 1947 for expert advice on our sensational range of conservatory awnings and tensioned roof blinds for perfect solar heat, light and UV control in your property.