Automating Your Outdoor Areas
We all want to save time and have everything conveniently automated for instant action. This applies to sun and weather protection for our home and outdoor areas. If you’re looking into installing shaded structureslike awnings, external venetian blinds or pool covers, it’s worth considering the automated or motorised options. Read on as we discuss how these convenient, time-saving options can be used to automate protection for your home against the weather.
Outdoor awning options come in a range of shapes, sizes and styles to suit your home. Made from long-lasting water- and UV-resistant materials, they’re designed to protect against the elements, while reducing the sun’s penetration and absorbing heat. For wall- or ceiling-mounted awnings that are commonly used for patios, features include sun and wind sensors for automatic operation, adjustment and retraction when required. They can also be operated by remote control.
Automated features are also included in traditional window awnings with roll-up fabric offering privacy and sun protection for your home’s interior. You can also operate them by using self-locking arms for flexible height settings with easy adjustment by a handle or pull-stick.When the awning is not required, it can be retracted and stored in a head box mounted at the top of the window, which preserves the awning for longevity.
External Venetian Blinds
Like internal venetians blinds, external venetiansprovide heat protection and natural lighting control but are positioned outside the home or office rather than inside. This modern architectural sun shade includes a remote control option to open and close the blinds as well as sun and wind sensors that automaticallyadjust themaccording to the current weather conditions. If you want your blinds at a constant angle to control the level of sunlight coming into your home, the blinds can be set to your preferred position.
There’s a wide range of pool covers on the market that can be custom made to fit the size of any in- or above-ground pool. They are designed for three main purposes:
- To retain heat and act as a solar heating material to keep the water warm across all temperatures when in use.
- Tokeepleaves, debris and dirt from entering the water.
- To preventaccidents as they strong enough to act as safety covers.
Automated pool covers include mounted reels that cover and uncover the pool at the push of a button or a switch. They can also be activated by keys.Semi-automatic pool covers are activated by a motor-driven reel system or rollers. Electricity is used to roll and unroll the cover but you will need to pull on the cover when unrolling, or guide the cover onto the reel when rolling it up.When the pool cover is covering the water, the hollow panels help it to float on the surface and provide insulation.