Solara Adjustable Patio Covers
Another advantage that Solara offers over other products is the option to control the patio cover’s roof. Solara is available in manual or remote-control options. When it is raining, you can close it, keeping your outdoor patio furniture, spa or hot tub covered. When a warm winter sun comes out, you are able to open the top louvers with a remote control device to let in up to 98% direct sunlight exactly where you want it to reach.
And, of course, when the summer sun is too strong, you can choose to let in as little light as you would like through the louvers (up to 100% shade while maintaining maximal ventilation).
The louvers are now available in both roll formed aluminum and a heavy duty extruded louver. Solara’s standard colors are White, Latte, Gray, Cameo and Adobe.
Fans, lighting and other electrical accessories, such as TV’s and heaters, can easily be added at the time of installation.
Please look at more pictures in our gallery and go to the Solara link on our home page for more information.
The “Smart” Shading System – Both a Patio Cover and a Pergola at the Same Time! Their louvers are designed to provide ventilation, shading from the sun, and also energy savings. During summer, closing a patio cover’s louvers keeps the sun’s rays from adding extra heat to a home. In colder months, opening the louvers allows sunshine to warm indoor spaces. The result is a reduction in cooling and heating costs.
Patio covers are exposed to different weather conditions, such as direct sunlight, rain, and humidity. Solara patio covers are made entirely out of aluminum (including their support systems); therefore, they are superior to wood, iron, steel, and metal covers. They will never rust, they are not susceptible to termites, and you will never need to paint them. Occasional cleaning with soapy water is all that is needed.
Aluminum Patio Awnings
Duracool Aluminum Lattice
These patio covers give you the openness and light you want, while still giving you some protection from the sun. They can be installed to follow the lines of your patio, and because they are aluminum, they are maintenance free. The lattice tubes can be either 2”x2” or 2”x3”. The 2”x2” tubes are spaced at 2” increments, and the 2”x3” tubes are spaced at 3” increments. For a small additional charge to cover the extra materials, the 2”x3” tubes can be spaced at 2” increments. You have a choice of 8 colors: White, Spanish Brown, Mojave Tan, Latte, Champagne, Cameo, Almond and Adobe. You also have a choice of 4 different rafter and beam ends: Bevel, Miter, Scallop and Corbel. You can use posts with a double wrap or a choice of columns to match the look that you want. Fans, lighting and other electrical accessories, such as TV’s and heaters, can easily be added at the time of installation.
Duracool 3” Insulated Roof Panel (IRP)
This solid patio cover is a great way to shade your patio and cut down on the radiant heat build-up that settles on the patio cover from the direct sunlight during the summer months. The sun’s radiant heat makes the patio’s roof very hot, which can act as a heater over your head. The insulation in the IRP panels stops this heat build-up, which keeps your patio much cooler. The panels can be installed with U/L approved fan beams for the installation of outdoor ceiling fans and lights. This patio cover is the best choice if you are planning to add a room enclosure at a later date. If you will be covering a patio for a two-story home, the 3” IRP can also be walked on, thus allowing for excellent maintenance access for the upper floor of your home. You have a choice of the 8 colors for the posts, beams and fascia. The IRP panel comes in white or almond, although white is by far the most popular. Fans, lighting and other electrical accessories, such as TV’s and heaters, can easily be added at the time of installation.
Duracool Flat Pan
This solid patio cover is a more economical way to provide shade and still have a great looking patio. The patio cover’s pans are 6” wide and lock together, giving you a finished look on the underside of the awning. This patio cover can be installed with just the basics: posts, fascia and pans. Or, you can add beams to cantilever the awning, rafter tails, post wraps or columns and electrical for fans and lighting. This patio cover is also available in the choice of 8 colors and the 4 rafter ends.
Please go to the Duracool link to read about their warrantee and why they provide the best quality material and product available.