The Eclipse opening roof from HV Aluminium was chosen by the owner of a home in Lake Macquarie, NSW, as the roof offers protection from the harsh summer morning sun.

The 2nd and 3rd story deck of the home has lovely water views but the summer morning sun was filtering into the rooms adjoining the deck due to the north eastern aspect.

The Eclipse opening roof provides protection from the summer sun, and by opening the roof louvres the suns warmth can be let in during the cooler months.

The stainless steel and aluminium components used in the Eclipse opening roof also contributed to its use on this site, as Lake Macquarie is just metres away.

The owner wished to match the existing colour scheme and wanted the project to blend in with the existing deck. This was achieved by making the opening roof frame match the deck in size, colour and post layout. An added feature to this opening roof frame is the external decorative gutter, which offers a quality design touch. The Eclipse opening roof louvers & gutter system have been colour matched to the house eaves and walls.

The owner was saved thousands of dollars on the project as the construction of the opening roof was completed legally from the deck surface.

The opening roof is operated by way of a wall mounted touch pad and with an optional rain sensing system. This enables the owners to leave the roof open for most of the time, knowing the rain sensor will close the roof if inclement weather appears.

A remote control system is also available to operate the opening roof from various locations.