External, or, as it is also called, external sun protection, is the creation of shelter from direct sunlight, installed outside the room, which prevents them from getting on the windows or, for example, showcases. Numerous experiments have shown that external sun protection makes the room temperature five to six degrees Celsius lower than the indoor temperature. In addition, external sun protection greatly reduces the cost of air conditioning, increases its noise insulation and, finally, can serve as a visual dominant in the design of the exterior.
So, the types of outdoor sun protection:
Awnings – excellent external sun protection, which has a lot of advantages in comparison with other outdoor sun protection systems. They provide an opportunity to protect the room from direct sunlight, but do not interfere with the penetration of light and air into it, and, moreover, significantly reduce energy consumption, because reflecting the main stream of ultraviolet, protect the room from overheating and reduce costs conditioning. Premises for commercial purposes also do not do without awnings – in offices they prevent the appearance of glare on computer monitors, and in catering establishments provide coziness and aesthetic appearance to summer areas. From the point of view of the construction, the marquises can be horizontal, vertical, open, cassette, frame and terraces – details can be obtained from specialists.
ALGO pergola systems are designed for recreation areas. These sunscreen systems are used in any season and have increased wind resistance, maintaining even six-point gusts. The main purpose of these motorized structures is to expand the space and protect it from sunlight and rain, while they have increased wind resistance. Bearing structures of pergola systems are made of steel and aluminum, painted with powder painting, and are covered with a sliding awning. ALGO pergola systems are used both as an extension to the house, and as a stand-alone structure. The canvas is made of special PVC, does not support burning and reinforced with an additional layer of “Blackout”, so that the underside of the canvas practically does not heat up in the sun.
Reflexes, also called fabric roller blinds or roller blinds, are a special kind of vertical outdoor sun protection systems that have high energy efficiency and are gaining popularity every day. As a rule, they are used to protect from the sunlight scale window openings, balconies, verandas or terraces. The design of this system is very simple – it is, in fact, the shaft on which the fabric is wound – manually or with the help of an electric motor. The fabric used for reflexology is a unique material with high strength and resistance to atmospheric precipitation, pollution and ultraviolet radiation. This external sun protection has the following advantages:
- in the construction of such a system, special materials are used, including an aluminum profile, which increases its durability and reliability
- This external sun protection reduces the temperature in the room by five to seven degrees because of the ability of the tissue to dissipate the sun’s rays before they reach the glass, and can significantly save on air conditioning
- in the cold season reflexes provide an additional air layer outside the window and do not allow heat to escape from the premises.
- the special high-quality fabric from which this external sun protection is made, is not deformed, does not burn out in the sun, is resistant to the influence of atmospheric precipitation and is easy to clean
Outdoor terraced systems, usually used for large areas, are ideal for creating comfortable façade grounds for commercial purposes, and are often used as a gazebo or canopy adjacent to the facade of a private house. The main advantage of such systems over conventional awnings is their increased wind resistance. They are installed on four reliable supports, which connect each other with stiffening ribs, and the fabric is reinforced with special profiles at intervals of forty to sixty centimeters. This allows you not to stack the system with the wind of any force – the convenience of using such systems is that they open in the spring and fold only in the fall.
As you can see, the range of outdoor sun protection means is quite wide today – but even having all the necessary information, it is better to entrust its choice to professionals: this will not only save your time and money, but will make your garden area as aesthetically as possible.