Eclipse Opening Roof – FAQs
Planning your outdoor living and deciding which is the best option can be complicated. Below is the commonly asked questions from clients , however if you can’t find the information your require please contact us and we can help answer any other queries.
What are the louvers made from?
The Eclipse louvres are manufactured from an aluminium alloy extrusion and are either anodised or powder coated for longevity and appearance. The louvres have a nominal thickness of 1.8mm, which is over 4 times thicker than normal ‘Colorbond’ roof sheeting.
What materials are used?
Standard installations are constructed with a frame around the whole perimeter. The frame may be any material that provides sufficient structural integrity – steel, aluminium, timber or concrete. A typical frame consists of 233 x 65mm Colorbond framing. Generally an internal, customised Colorbond box gutter is installed around the inside of the frame to channel water to a downpipe.
How many ‘bays’ are required?
It depends on the total patio cover roof size. A single maximum bay size is 24 square meters & 7500mm in width. Large roof areas are accommodated with ease by creating multiple banks. The areas can be divided into the desired portions, and then controlled from a central place via a single wall mounted switch plate touchpad control.
Are you able to have an angled side?
Yes generally any custom angle can be provided for to a single side of a bay. This will enable you to follow your garden bed, retaining wall or provide a unique contrast for your outdoor living area.
Can you combine the louvers with other roofing products?
Yes. The louvers can be tailor made to be incorporated with other fixed roofing styles.
What is your guarantee?
All constructions are provided with a ten year structural guarantee and two year warranty on all electrical.
Which is the best direction for the louvers to run?
To have the best control over ‘mother nature’ and the sunshine, the louvers should run in a north/south direction. This will enable you to follow or block the sun more effectively, thus creating a more comfortable outdoor living area, individually tailored for you.
What about ongoing maintenance & service?
Upon completion you are provided with a detailed maintenance guide which, when followed, will ensure that you’re outdoor living area remains looking as great as it does once completed and sees you enjoying the area for many years to come.
We can assist with ongoing maintenance, please contact us to book in a maintenance session.
Are the louvers waterproof?
Yes. Once the louvers shut, they lock into each other and create a water barrier, preventing water dripping between the louvers.
What colours are available?
We have a wide variety of colours for you to choose from and match in with your home.
There are four standard frame colours and twenty standard colours available for the louvers – that’s the whole Colorbond range!
If you can’t find your available colour, you can select from the Dulux Powder Coating Colour range for a small surcharge.
Is a remote control available?
Yes. You have the option to either have the remote control by itself or utilise it with the wall mounted switch plate.
Do I need to organise my own electrician?
No. We include all necessary electrical within our description of works as standard as completed by an licenced electrician.
How do you operate the louvers?
A ‘switch plate’ the size of your standard home light switch is fixed to your wall, generally next to your current light switch in a location where you can see the louvers.
The switch plate enables you to operate each bay of louvers together or independently, along with standard functions including the rain sensor.
A remote control option is also available.
A transformer is hard wired by our licenced electrican into your homes power supply. This in turn operates a ‘Weather Control Unit’ which is housed either within your eave line or externally on the wall in a weather proof box.
This powers a stainless steel, 12 volt motor to each bay.
Is a weather sensor standard?
Yes. This gives you the peace of mind to leave the louvers open, knowing that if the weather does turn for the worse that the louvers will automatically close.
Can you manually operate the blades?
No. The ‘Eclipse’ louvered patio cover system can only be operated via remote control or the electronic switch plate.
What about heat?
Aluminium is an excellent reflector of radiant energy. The Aluminium blades are approximately three times as thermally-conductive as steel, which is important in heat-exchange applications, whether heating or cooling.
Also remember that you can open & close the blades to suit you’re requirements.
How much does it cost to construct with an ‘Eclipse’ Opening Roof?
How long is a piece of string?It depends on numerous factors, firstly – what type of structure are you considering? Traditional gable vs flat, single bay vs multiple bays. Costs can vary considerably depending on site conditions, council requirements, design, materials, bushfire zoning, colours etc.
Everything that we construct is individually tailored & designed to your requirements – we do not price per square metre. We work with you to design your Outdoor Living Area & price per component required. However to give you an indication or rough guide – work around the $1,000 per meter squared.
So, how do you get started?
Choosing a building provider is an important decision, as this trusted company will guide you on the important decisions of design, materials and assist in the council and building requirements.For a free design consultation with Patioland or to find out more information to inspire your outdoor living contact us by:
Visiting our display:
Unit 24/7 Sefton Road, Thornleigh, NSW 2120
Monday – Thursday : 9am – 5pm
Friday: 9am – 4pm
Saturday: By appointment
Sunday & Public Holidays: Closed
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Phone: (02) 9481 0486
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