Architectural solar protection: added aesthetic value and practical benefits

Architectural solar protection offers you a double advantage: it provides control over the incidence of direct light and has a strong aesthetic appeal. Architectural solar protection is structurally integrated into the exterior of your home so that both the design effect and the efficiency are timeless – regardless of the season, temperatures or (lack of) sunshine. In short: the perfect trump card for your external facade!

Various versions

Architectural sun protection is available in various models, which are designed and installed to fit your project, without exception.

There is the option of a horizontal brise-soleil above the window. During the summer, this structural horizontal sun protection offers good shading without obscuring the view outside, and during the winter, it allows heat from the sun, which sits lower in the sky, to radiate in your building.

A second option is vertical sun protection, fixed or movable aluminium blades which are vertically attached in front of the windows with a vertical supporting structure on the wall.

Horizontal brise-soleil

Horizontal structural sun protection offers the ideal solution for managing the heat build-up from solar radiation, without obstructing your clear view, especially above windows in south-facing façades. During the summer, when the sun is high, they offer the ideal protection against overheating. During the winter, when the sun is low, they allow the heat into the building. In addition, this structural sun protection is very maintenance friendly.

Vertical sun protection

Vertical sun protection screens offer the solution where, in addition to overheating during the summer, blinding light should also be avoided throughout the whole year. You can opt for a fixed construction in places where transparency is of secondary importance. The degree of unobstructed view is determined by the type of product you use.

Portable construction

In many situations, the combination of requirements in terms of desired sun protection fabrics, light, and transparency does not permit the choice of a fixed sun protection structure. In these cases, multiple portable systems are possible, such as a sun protection with swivelling blades. Such sun protection is fully lockable and ensures that the windows are completely shielded from the sun when it is low in the sky. With the sun is higher, or on cloudy days, the sun protection fabrics can be opened, allowing a completely unobstructed view again.

Architectural solar protection in your project

Which type is best for your exterior? This depends on various factors: your taste and budget, the function and orientation of the targeted space(s), the window height and width … This is not an obvious choice, but we are happy to help you. As the specialist in solar protection (and ventilation), we know perfectly which implementation fully serves your project. You will definitely find the right match in our range. So, please feel free to contact us for an appointment or visit our showroom. Of course, your architect, facade builder or any other professional, for that matter, is also welcome!


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