As Australia’s climate gets hotter, it’s becoming increasingly important to find smart ways to passively cool our homes. This removes the need for active solutions, like heaters or fans, which consume electricity, cost money on an ongoing basis, and add to our home’s carbon footprint.
Luxaflex® awnings can help you beat the summer heat, and help you passively cool your home, in several ways:
Outdoor spaces can be great for entertaining—with the right protection from the elements. We offer a wide range of outdoor awnings with which you can cover terraces, patios, verandas or decks—making them more usable year-round, not just in summer.
Highly flexible and customisable, Luxaflex® Folding Arm Awnings are a very popular option, as they can be retracted when not in use. They also have the option of PowerView® Automation so you can operate your awning with the touch of a button - even when you’re not home.
Luxaflex® Fixed Metal Awnings are also a great option for outdoor areas. These are more of a permanent structure - very durable, with optional closed sides and mitred corners are available on some models.
When space is limited, or you want to add extra versatility to an outdoor space, you may want to consider using a Luxaflex® Straight Drop Awning. This smart solution essentially provides you with a shade ‘wall’ which can stop bugs or insects, but still let air and light flow into your space.
The Luxaflex® Evo Awnings range is a popular choice – designed for Australia and for Australian conditions. It also has in-built UV protection and offers an ideal combination of style and strength.
For hot climates or areas which attract considerable sunlight, the Luxaflex® Evo MagnaTrack® Awning with Luxaflex® Spectra Fibreglass Sunscreen fabric can help eliminate up to 95%1 of solar heat, bringing you long-term energy savings.
You can also create effective indoor/outdoor zones with a covering such as Luxaflex® PolySatin® Shutters.
Awnings don’t just have benefits for the exterior areas of your home. They can also shade windows that attract a lot of direct light in the heat of summer – and can help stop your furniture and interiors from fading.
Luxaflex® Canopy Awnings can be used in a wide range of situations, including over windows, doors or even walkways. As well as shielding the sun, they also offer protection from the rain, and so are often popular for entrance and exits.
You can also consider the Luxaflex® System 2000 Awning –an award-winning system that has been completely designed and manufactured in Australia, and is ideal for older-style homes. This awning can be operated from inside the house by gear, tape or rope, or can be equipped with PowerView® Automation.
To cover particularly sunny windows or doors, you may also want to consider Luxaflex® Metal Louvre Awnings – which are very effective at providing privacy, light control and air flow for balconies and external windows.
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