The west facing side of Paul and Sue’s home in Ballina was very hot especially in the afternoons. They needed a solution to get them through the hot summer, and ideally wanted one company to provide it. Sometimes dealing with multiple builders, multiple quotes and timeframes can be messy, so it is very helpful to deal with the one person.
They rang Atlas Awnings who arranged a visit to the site for a consultation. Geoff, our Design Consultant, discussed the situation with the home owners and recommended they extend the back patio with an insulated patio awning, which would make the area cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. In addition to this, Paul and Sue decided on X Channel vertical mesh awnings to block the low afternoon sun from beaming into the area.
5 X Channel awnings were installed, which could be individually lowered or raised depending on the height and intensity of the sun coming into the patio area as well as allowing the breeze to flow.
A flexible solution like this allowed the patio area to be used in almost all weather conditions. Paul and Sue could now relax and enjoy their beautiful new patio all day in the extremely hot North Coast summers, and easily block the rain in the event of a late summer storm.
Although the X Channel mesh blocks up to 97% of sun, rain and wind the view to the outdoor area is not compromised. Even when the awnings are down, the patio area feels airy and open, without the feeling of being closed in.
An Automatic Fabric Roller Awning, which is operated from inside, was installed over the bedroom window. Paul and Sue could decide when to let the sun into the bedroom without going outside, especially in the rain. Although the framework of this awning matched the patio framework, the fabric was a slightly different colour. The overall colour scheme was discussed with the client, and the end result was a stylish functional backyard entertainment area and a cooler house.
Atlas Awnings has also installed internal louvre shutters to the front room to replace existing shutters which had deteriorated.
Peter and Sue were very happy with the entire solution.
“Fantastic. The patio is perfect, the bedroom is cooler. Getting Atlas to do the whole job made it so easy.”Peter and Sue
If you have a backyard that needs some attention, contact Atlas Awnings today.
Products used in this Build
Flat/Skillion Patio Roof
A Skillion patio roof can provide you with a modern, yet economical solution to increase your outdoor living space. The skillion roof is a single sloped roof that can attach to your home or be a free-standing structure. The underside ceiling is also sloped to maximize the ceiling height available in your outdoor area.
X Channel, Ziptrak and Side Retention Awnings
Just pull down or push up, it’s that easy to protect you and your family from the elements.
These fabric roll-up awnings provide a neat finish, by using a specially designed track for the blinds to run in, eliminating the need for ropes and pulleys.