Burlington residents love spending time outdoors in the backyard enjoying a refreshing beverage, time with friends, or simply chilling with a good book. But harsh sun or rain can have you quickly headed back inside if your outdoor space does not offer adequate shelter.
While there are a number of solutions to this problem, one of the most exciting options to hit the market in recent years are louvered roof systems. The Bavona system is an elegant addition to any Burlington outdoor space, and it gives you the flexibility that you simply don’t get with traditional pergolas.
What is a louvered roof?
Put simply, a louvered roof is a form of outdoor shelter that has slats or shades that can be opened or closed at various angles. In recent years, these systems have become popular additions to decks and patios, but they can also be used to cover pools, hot tubs and garden areas. They can even be worked into existing pergola structures if you find that your current system is not providing enough shade. Other names for these systems include adjustable patio cover, opening roof, and motorized pergola.
Unlike awnings, which can only be either open or closed, louvered roofs opened or closed at various angles so that they let in just the right amount of sun. These roofs can also keep out the rain and reduce the wind.
Benefits of louvered roofs
There are many reasons why more and more Burlington homeowners are choosing louvered roof systems like the Bavona. A few of the benefits include:
Shade – by far the most common reason for choosing a louvered roof is to add shade to your outdoor space. Not only do these systems help to protect your eyes on bright days, but they can also extend the life of your patio furniture, grills, etc. which might deteriorate over time with constant exposure to UV rays.
Temperature control – this goes with shade but is worth its own mention since these roofs also help to control the airflow in the space, meaning it will be easier to keep your space at a comfortable temperature.
Privacy – if your deck or patio is at the ground level, then a louvered roof can help provide you with privacy by blocking the view of nosy neighbours who might be watching out their second-floor window.
Low maintenance – Made from durable aluminum, these systems are far less maintenance than traditional pergolas.
Visual appeal – The Bavona louvered roof system is sleek and modern looking. For Burlington homeowners who are seeking modern elegance, this system may be the ideal addition to their outdoor space.
Ease of use – Like other shade systems we offer here at Jans Awnings, louvered roofs use the latest technology to open and close the shades. Automated control means that you can find the right level of comfort at the touch of a button.
Contact Jans Awning Products today
Are you considering a louvered roof system for your Burlington home? If so, we can help. Contact Jans Awnings today to speak with a member of our team.
If you are looking to add a little shade or weather protection to your deck or patio, but still want to have a sleek and modern design, then you may consider some of the pergola awnings that we offer in our Burlington showroom.
Not only do these awnings protect you from harmful UV rays and light to moderate rain, but they will also give your outdoor space a Mediterranean vibe and help to create the ideal atmosphere for you to relax or entertain friends and family.
Introducing the Pergolino
For creating shade over very large areas, one of the most popular products that we carry is the Pergolino by Stobag. This pergola awning is ideal for homes with large outdoor areas or even for commercial patios for bars and restaurants. It is even possible to put two or three awnings together as well as additional side and front panels to increase the coverage and provide even more flexible shading options.
The support beams and guide rails give the Pergolino a high degree of stability allowing it to withstand high winds and inclement weather. The system is easy to assemble and uses gas-filled cylinders to ensure the fabric stays taut.
The system is made even more convenient as it utilizes an electric drive system for effortless extension and retraction of your awning.
No matter the style or colours of your home or commercial building, the Pergolino’s frame colours can be chosen to match. The frame is powder-coated allowing it to resist corrosion during all types of weather and remain looking pristine for years to come.
Pergola Awning Fabrics
When purchasing a Pergolino, you will have a wide option of fabric colours to choose from. The Pergolino fabrics are all treated to ensure they offer UV protection and protection against rain. They are made to be easily washable and not to fade in the sun over time.
The huge assortment of available colours helps to ensure that that you can find an awning that is perfectly suited to your home or business. Go with a timeless neutral shade or a vibrant colour that matches your company brand – the choice is yours.
It has never been easier to get a little more – or a little less – shade from your awning. With a simple touch of a button on your remote control, you can extend or retract the Pergolino’s fabric to ensure that you always have exactly the right amount of shade.
But what if you are not home? What if your awning is out and a day’s outing took longer than expected and a potentially damaging weather system is rolling in? The Pergolino has a solution for that too. Sensors on your awning will detect the wind and roll up your awning in time to keep it protected from the coming storm.
Contact Jans Awnings today
If you would like to learn more about the Pergolino and whether it is the right solution for your Burlington home or business, contact us today. A member of our team would be happy to speak with you.
Due to COVID-19, restaurant operations are currently reduced to curbside pickup and delivery only. Although unable to host large quantities of customers inside their walls at present, restaurants should use this opportunity to prepare for when they can fully reopen.
For customers to continue practicing social distancing when allowed to dine at their favourite places, innovation and proactive measures will be needed. Although installing awnings at a restaurant has always been beneficial, they become even more so during our current pandemic.
Awnings Add Seating Options
By enlarging your restaurant’s outdoor space, you can provide multiple dining options to your customers and add value to your restaurant’s ambiance.
Even after restaurants are legally allowed to invite customers to dine on-site, social distancing regulations will likely remain in place. Preparing and investing in more seating space will increase the number of customers you will be able to serve during this period. Awnings can easily divide up an outdoor space and leave distances of six feet apart. Plus, they help keep customers protected from unfavourable weather conditions.
Take Advantage of the Summer Weather
While COVID-19 is currently restricting our ability to gather in large groups, it is expected that we will eventually be able to – with necessary precautions in place.
Summer is on its way, and with it comes the desire to spend time outside while drinking and dining with others. The addition of an outdoor space accompanied by an awning can turn a restaurant into a popular destination. Providing the opportunity to socialize with others while basking in the nice weather is appealing to many.
When done well with an aesthetically appealing design, a restaurant’s awning can be used as a subtle marketing practice. By differentiating your restaurant from ones nearby that do not have awnings, you have the opportunity to attract more customers. When driving by, awnings can make it easier to notice a restaurant and its offerings.
Transform Your Outdoor Space
Creating a welcoming outdoor space is not as simple as putting out a few tables and chairs on a patio. You want your customers to feel relaxed and comfortable in your restaurant environment – especially during a pandemic.
Awnings can offer both protection and beauty to enhance the appeal and atmosphere of your restaurant. Through their creation of shade, they can act as a barrier from the sun’s harmful UV rays and weather such as rain and wind.
In addition to offering protection from the elements, awnings can be used to make a stylistic statement about the restaurant. Not only can they incorporate aesthetically pleasing colours, materials, and designs, but they can work as a statement piece to increase a restaurant’s visibility.
What Awning is Best for Your Restaurant?
If you are ready to investigate your awning options, the team at Jans Awnings is ready to help. We can provide you with guidance when it comes to the design or placement of your awning and can answer any additional questions that you may have.
Contact us today or come visit our showroom for more information about installing awnings at your restaurant.
Because of our current pandemic situation, the majority of us are spending more time at home than ever. Luckily, warmer days are just around the corner – so for those of us with backyards, some of our time can soon be spent outside. Here are some of the best reasons why now is the perfect time to invest in a patio cover or awning.
Working from Home While Outside
During COVID-19, many Burlington, Ontario residents are now working remotely from their own homes. In some cases, residents have to make due working in non-office like settings – such as around the kitchen table or in a dark, damp basement corner. How nice would it be to be able to move the office outside, instead?
As long as you have a laptop, you can easily set up a temporary workspace outside. Without a proper covering, however, you are leaving yourself unprotected from the sun’s harmful rays or light rain. Plus, you may find working outside difficult due to the glare created between the sun and your laptop. With a patio cover or awning, those problems disappear – leaving you with an opportunity to enjoy your new work setting at the same time as you enjoy nature!
Keeping Children Entertained
With the closure of schools, playgrounds, trails, and play centres, keeping your kids entertained while inside at home can be a challenge. Spring presents the solution: being able to play outside for hours!
Patio covers and awnings are a great way to stay protected while playing with your kids outdoors. Use an outdoor rug underneath the covering to create a space that young children can safely crawl around or play with small toys. Even during light rain, an awning can provide hours of playtime outside.
An added bonus? Since patio furniture remains protected from the weather elements, its lifetime is also extended.
Getting Fresh Air
During a pandemic, it can be easy to go into hibernation mode and stay inside your home.
As difficult as it may be some days, you and your family members should spend some time outside every day. Spending time outdoors provides your body with a natural source of vitamin D from the sun. Known for improving resistance against certain diseases and facilitating normal growth and development of bones and teeth, vitamin D is an important part of one’s overall well-being.
A patio cover or awning can shield you and your family from potential sun damage, allowing the benefits of vitamin D to be received safely.
Installing a Patio Cover or Awning at Your Burlington Property
Weeks into the pandemic, many Burlington, Ontario residents are starting to go stir-crazy in their homes.
Whether you’re working from home, trying to keep the kids entertained or simply want a change of scenery, having a patio cover or awning can provide the solution. It allows more time to spent outside while keeping you and your family protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
To learn more about installing a patio roof or awning at your property, contact our team today.
Your patio is a great place to relax with family, enjoy meals outdoors and entertain guests – when the weather is perfect. When it’s not, we’re often forced to go back indoors to be more comfortable.
Want to help maximize the enjoyment of your patio even during harsh weather? Installing a patio roof can help make that happen!
The Benefits of Patio Roofs
Besides keeping you and your guests protected from the weather, patio roofs help keep your patio furniture, flooring and other possessions sheltered. This helps reduce wear and tear, maintenance requirements and extends the time until a replacement is needed.
Patio roofs are more stable, too. By being permanently affixed, you don’t need to worry about retracting your awning in high wind or other inclement weather. They do not require being dissembled during the winter months, either.
Aluminum Patio Roofs
Aluminum patio roofs are commonly chosen due to their durability, lightweight and flexibility in design. Aluminum’s high water and weather resistance make it suitable to tolerate severe weather and dampness without creating any extensive wear and tear. The strong material can effectively reflect heat away from your patio area and does not rot.
Choose from many different designs, styles and colours using our customizable Duraform aluminum patio roof systems. Designed to fit around existing structures such as chimneys or bays, this type of aluminum patio roof is durable and does not attract insects. To create a unique, complementary look, apply a faux finish on the patio roof’s aluminum cover.
Although priced more expensively than other patio roof materials, aluminum’s durability will provide you with years of comfort. A louvered roof by Stobag might be perfect for your patio needs, as the aluminum slats in the roof are adjustable.
Acrylic Patio Roofs
Give your backyard a makeover with a long-lasting, translucent patio roof! Able to withstand harsh weather, acrylic patio roofs allow the entrance of natural light while blocking up to 75% of the sun’s harmful UV rays. Besides extreme heat, these roofs are well equipped to handle harsh weather, including heavy rain, sleet, and snow.
Available in a variety of tints and finishes, the acrylic patio roofs we supply are always low maintenance and easy to clean. Highly resistant to damage, they remain aesthetically appealing for many years following the installation.
Tips to Keep in Mind When Selecting a Patio Roof Material
To choose the best material option for your patio roof, you’ll want to consider your expectations for its performance along with your design tastes.
For example, if you want to see the sky above you while relaxing on your patio, then acrylic material will be more appealing than aluminum. However, it will require more maintenance to keep clean and translucent – and shouldn’t be located near tree limbs that could create scratches.
Both aluminum and acrylic provide a variety of options when it comes to textures, colours, and styles. Choose an option that complements your home and adds to its unique personality.
We can help you find the right patio roof for your home! For more details, contact us today.
For some residents of Burlington, the decision to purchase a retractable awning is an easy one. They imagine themselves enjoying their backyard with a few friends and their favourite beverages, all while being perfectly comfortable since their awning shades them from the hot sun or gentle rain. But once you’ve decided to purchase a retractable awning, there are some essential factors that you will need to consider.
Where and when will you need shade?
If you want to get the greatest amount of comfort from your awning, you will need to place it where it is going to give you the ideal shade for lounging or dining. The position of the sun is going to vary depending on the time of year.
Therefore, if you are purchasing your awning in the winter or spring, you can’t necessarily go by the current position of the sun if you are thinking that you will get the most use out of your awning in the summer. You need to think about where the sun is going to be when you are using your awning the most.
Height, width, projection, and pitch
Other factors that you need to consider when ordering and installing your new awning for your Burlington home are its height, width, projection and, pitch.
Your awning should be high enough for everyone in your household to be able to stand up underneath it comfortably, but it should not be so high that it becomes ineffective at providing shade.
How wide along the structure or home will you want to utilize? Consider how many people you would like to seat. A 15’ wide awning provides a good amount of shade for six people.
And how far would you like your awning to extend? Do you want it to cover your entire deck or patio, or do you want to leave a section uncovered so that sun-lovers and shade-lovers can socialize together in the same general area?
And then there is the pitch or slope of the awning. The pitch should be steep enough so that rainwater does not pool on top of the fabric. The steeper the pitch, the more your awning will protect you from the elements, but the darker it will feel when you are sitting underneath the awning. You will need to find the ideal pitch for you that still allows water to drain off the top. Our qualified installers at Jans Awnings will set the pitch internally to the ideal slope, which we determine after consulting with you.
Bells and whistles
Finally, you will need to think about what bells and whistles you would like to include when you order your awning. It used to be that retractable awnings had to be extended and retracted by hand – usually with a hand crank. Today, however, motorization has made the use of awnings considerably easier. Today’s retractable awnings can be opened or closed using a switch on the wall, a remote control, or even via an app on your cell phone. Selecting these types of options can be a little costlier upfront, but they will also increase the value and usefulness of your awning.
If you would like to order and install a retractable awning for your Burlington home, the team at Jans Awnings is ready to help. We can provide you with useful advice on style, placement, height, pitch, bells, and whistles and with any other question about your awning you may have. Contact us today or visit our showroom.