Are you thinking of adding a louvre roof to your home? If so, you’re on the path to completely transforming your outdoor space and adding tremendous value to your home and lifestyle. A louvred patio roof comes with a range of benefits that make it a popular choice for homeowners throughout Western Australia. In this post, we’ll cover everything you need to know about louvre roofs including what they are, how much they’re likely to cost and the different options you should consider before making your choice.
What is a louvre roof and what are its benefits?
A louvre roof is a type of roofing that consists of a series of parallel interlocking blades that can be opened and closed to control the amount of sunlight and ventilation. At the touch of a button, you can control your outdoor environment, blocking wind and rain and letting through sunlight. They also provide privacy from neighbours if your garden is overlooked.
The opening and closing of the louvre panels help to keep your space cool by providing shade or letting through a breeze, or warm by letting through sunlight. By allowing you to regulate the temperature of your outdoor space, louvre roofs are used to create a stunning outdoor area that can be enjoyed all year round.
How do you choose the right louvre roof specialist for your needs?
Choosing the right louvre roof specialist is the most important factor to ensure your needs are met and you are left 100% satisfied with your new system. With that in mind, there are a few things you should keep consider when choosing the right company.
First, you’ll want to make sure that the company you’re considering is a reputable louvre roof supplier. Read reviews from other customers and see what people are saying about the company. Be sure to check Facebook and Google for genuine reviews, rather than relying solely on what is posted on the company’s website.
Secondly, the company should be able to provide you with a dedicated place to come and see the systems in action. This way, you can meet the team, ask any questions you may have in person and get a better sense of whether you would like to give that company your business. A reputable company will welcome to opportunity to meet with you to discuss your needs.
Ensure you receive a detailed quotation from your chosen louvre roof supplier and confirm that there will be no unexpected hidden charges later down the line. An honest and trustworthy company will usually provide a free, no-obligation quote where they will be transparent about all costs involved. Whilst we all want to cut costs as much as possible, remember that cheapest is not always best if you want long-lasting quality.
Finally, ensure you know everything that is covered by the package. For example, what material are the blades made from? Are there any additional features you should consider? Where are the parts manufactured? What warranty or after-service is available?
By keeping these factors in mind, you can be sure to choose the best louvre roof specialist for your needs.
Things you should consider when making your decision
First, think about the size of the area you want to cover. Louvre roofs come in a variety of sizes, so it’s important to choose one that will fit your needs.
Second, consider the climate. If you live in an area that experiences extreme weather conditions, you’ll want to make sure that your louvre roof can withstand the elements. For example, if you live in an area with high winds, you’ll want to make sure that the louvres are designed to withstand the wind load. Similarly, if you live in an area with high rainfall, you’ll want to make sure that the system is designed to drain properly.
Third, think about the aesthetic. Louvre roofs come in a variety of styles and colours with optional features such as integrated LED lighting, so you’ll want to choose one that complements the look of your home.
Finally, think about your budget. Louvre roofs can be quite expensive, so be sure to set aside enough of a budget to cover the cost.
By taking these factors into consideration, you’ll be able to find the perfect louvre roof for your home.
How much will it cost to have a louvre roof installed
The cost of a louvre roof installation varies greatly depending on the size and complexity of the project. In general, a quotation can be provided based on the number of square feet of coverage, but you can expect to pay anywhere from $10,000 to $30,000.
As for payment options, most contractors will require a down payment with the remaining balance paid in full upon completion.
Ultimately, the best way to determine how much it will cost to install a louvred roof is to consult with a professional.
How long will it take for the installation to be completed and what happens if there are any problems with it after installation?
The length of time it takes to install your new louvre roof will depend on several factors. These generally include the type and size of the system, the layout of your outdoor space, and the number of people working on the installation. You will also need to factor in time for the team to measure your job, manufacture and order your bespoke sizing and their availability to complete the installation.
By discussing your needs in detail, your contractor will be able to provide a realistic timeframe in which it will take to complete the job.
In most cases, the entire process can be completed within a few months, from first contact to final installation.
How to care for your new louvre roof and extend its lifespan
The last thing to consider when installing a new louvre roof is how to properly care for it to get the most out of your investment for as long as possible.
- Check that there are no tree foliage, twigs, branches or other debris, on the drive mechanism or on top of the blades, this may cause damage or overload the motor when operating.
- Never allow any object between the blades when operating, this may cause damage to the blades or overload of the motor.
- Periodically check all storm water run offs e.g. guttering and downpipes for blockages, which may cause water to overflow from the guttering damaging anything below.
- It is always advisable to clean the roofs to remove any build-up of dirt, grime and bird droppings to prolong the life of the powder coating.
- Operate the roof at least once a week to keep the bearings and other moving parts clear from a build-up of dust and other foreign bodies.
- Under no circumstances should the louvre roof be walked on, the blades will not take the extra weight and could result in serious injury and or damage to the unit.
By choosing a high-quality louvre roof that is installed by an experienced and reputable company, and following these simple steps to look after it, there is no reason why you can’t get a lifetime and more out of your louvre roof.
If you are ready to discuss your louvre roof requirements and get a quotation, please don’t hesitate to contact us.