Houses need to withstand heat and humidity in summer and cold temperatures in winter. How warm your home is in winter and how cool it remains in summer has a lot to do with how your home was built, as well as the orientation of your house on the block.

Unless you’re building a new home, or renovating, these can’t be easily changed, however, there are things you can do to take advantage of passive methods of cooling and heating your home.

One way to do this is to maximise the sun’s rays in winter and use adjustable shading in summer.

Vergola opening louvre roof systems can achieve both of these, in addition to creating an outdoor area which is like adding another room to your home.
A Vergola louvre roof system can be used over decks, patios, courtyards, verandas and swimming pools.

With its unique opening, louvre design provides protection from harsh summer sun, but allows light and warming winter sun to penetrate when you need it. 

By using double ColourBond steel and Vergola’s unique louvre design, unparalleled insulation is provided both inside and outside the home.

Temperatures under the louvre can be significantly increased in cooler weather, allowing entertaining all year round.

The insulation which the Vergola roof system provides extends to inside the home. Energy costs are reduced without sacrificing light penetration. This works by tilting the louvers – winter sun can penetrate, providing warmth and natural light inside your home.

In summer, a good airflow under the Vergola can still be enjoyed by tilting the louvers to provide shade, but allowing fresh air to circulate. This feature reduces the costs of energy bills significantly, saving money over time and helping to cool the inside of your house.

A Vergola opening louvre roof system can reduce temperatures by up to 18 degrees Celsius compared to an aluminium roof.