VIVID Conservatory Roof - Sunshine Coast
VIVID Conservatory Roof - Bottom up Blind
Conservatories are a popular addition to Australian homes, providing a beautiful and functional space to enjoy the outdoors year-round. However, the Australian climate can be harsh, with extreme heat and cold temperatures, as well as strong winds and hail. Therefore, it is important to choose the right type of conservatory roof to ensure that your conservatory is comfortable and usable all year round.
Types of VIVID Conservatory Roofs:
Glass Roofs: Glass roofs are Australia’s most popular conservatory roof type. They allow a lot of natural light and create a light and airy feel. However, glass roofs can be very hot in the summer and cold in the winter.
Polycarbonate Roofs: Polycarbonate roofs are a more affordable option than glass roofs. They are also less likely to break if they are hit by hail. However, 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 insulating type of conservatory roof. They are made from various materials, such as tiles or slate. Solid roofs can effectively keep your conservatory cool in the summer and warm in the winter. However, they do not allow in any natural light.
The wind resistance of an exterior shade system is characterized by its ability to support defined loads by simulating wind with positive or negative pressure. In order to define a correlation between the wind resistance class according to the classes defined by the technical standard EN 13561 and the wind speed expressed in Km / h, a comparative table with the Beaufort scale is used. The Beaufort Scale classifies winds according to the speed at which they blow. Wind speed is measured in kilometres per hour (km / h) or in nodes using a measuring instrument, called anemometres, at a height of about 10 meters above the ground.
Energy Saving (GTOT Value)
There is increasing demand for high-performance buildings that have a very low energy consumption and use energy derived from renewable sources. In particular, the limitation of solar heat gain is one of the most important aspects of summer thermal comfort. Solar shading plays an essential role in this concept. The GTOT value determines the ability of the solar shield to maintain, in an environment directly exposed to solar radiation, a more comfortable temperature than that which would occur with the presence of glass alone.
The solar heat gains are directly proportional to the total transmittance of solar energy gtot, a value that depends on the glazing and external shielding. The European product standard EN 13561: 2015 and the EN 14501 standard identify 5 energy performance classes as shown in the table below.
Thermal comfort blends perfectly with beautiful style thanks to the more than 500 high performance fabrics available. A wide variety of colors, styles and solar shading factors allow for a system that meets your specific needs. All fabrics are CE Certified according to the EN 13561 and EN 14501 technical standards.