VIVID Conservatory Roof

 

VIVID Conservatory Roof – Bottom Up Blind

Conservatories are an excellent home addition, offering a lovely and practical area to appreciate the outdoors throughout the year. Yet, the Australian climate can be harsh, featuring intense heat, cold conditions, robust winds, and hail. Consequently, selecting the appropriate conservatory roof is crucial to guarantee your conservatory remains comfortable and usable throughout all seasons.

Types Of VIVID Conservatory Roofs:

Glass Roofs:
Glass roofs can be a great addition to any conservatory. They can provide a lot of natural light, making a space more open and airy. However, it is important to consider the potential drawbacks of glass roofs, such as the heat in the summer and the cold in the winter. If you are considering a glass roof for your conservatory, research and choose the right type of glass for your needs.

Polycarbonate Roofs:
Polycarbonate roofs are popular for Australian homes due to their affordability, durability, and safety. They are a great alternative to glass roofs, as they are less likely to break from hail or other impact. However, it’s important to note that polycarbonate roofs do not allow in as much natural light as glass roofs, and they can become cloudy over time.

Solid Roofs:
Solid roofs are the most thermally efficient type of conservatory roof available. They are constructed from a range of materials, including tiles or slate. Solid roofs effectively maintain a comfortable temperature in your conservatory throughout the year, keeping it cool in summer and warm in winter. However, they do not allow natural light to enter the space.

Wind Resistance

Exterior shade systems are designed to withstand varying wind conditions. Their ability to resist wind forces is known as wind resistance. This property is assessed by simulating wind with positive or negative pressure and measuring the system’s ability to support defined loads.

A comparative table with the Beaufort scale is used to establish a connection between the wind resistance class defined in the EN 13561 technical standard and wind speed expressed in kilometres per hour (km/h). The Beaufort scale classifies wind speeds based on their impact on the environment. Wind speed is measured in kilometres per hour (km/h) or knots using an instrument called an anemometer, typically positioned about 10 meters above the ground.

Energy Saving (GTOT Value)

There is a growing demand for buildings that use less energy and rely on renewable sources like solar power. One of the key factors to consider for summer comfort is controlling the amount of heat that enters a building from the sun. Solar shading is a crucial element in achieving this. The GTOT value measures how well a solar shield can maintain a comfortable temperature in a space exposed to direct sunlight compared to using glass alone.

The amount of solar heat gain is directly related to the total solar energy transmittance (GTOT), which depends on the type of glass and external shading. The European product standards EN 13561: 2015 and EN 14501 define five energy performance classes, as shown in the table below.

Fabrics

Enjoy the perfect blend of comfort and style with our extensive range of over 500 high-performance fabrics. Choose from a wide variety of colours, styles, and solar shading factors to create a system that perfectly suits your needs. All our fabrics are CE Certified, adhering to the EN 13561 and EN 14501 technical standards for your peace of mind.

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