Installing a Vergola outdoor roofing system can save energy and add value to a home, and in April 2010 designers and architects can view the world's first complete operable louvre roof at designEX.

Ideal for outdoor entertaining, a stylish Vergola outdoor roofing system is like adding an extra room outdoors and is a major attraction for home buyers. Vergola is widely used as a protective cover for outdoor areas including decks, patios, courtyards, verandas and swimming pools.

“A Vergola is without doubt a strong sales feature when selling a property,” says Alicia Ross-Ryan, Director of Ray White Real Estate agents. 

With Vergola operable louvre roofs, sunlight and airflow can be controlled to create a comfortable atmosphere all year round. These outdoor roofing systems can save money by protecting the home from sunlight in summer and capturing warming sunshine during the cooler months. In fact, it can be 18º C cooler under an energy-efficient Vergola than a fixed polycarbonate roof.

Because of its unique dual skin aerofoil shape, constructed from Colorbond steel in a range of colour combinations including powder coating and standard Colorbond colours, Vergola is built to withstand the toughest Australian conditions.

An expert team will be available at the Vergola DesignEx Stand (1410) to demonstrate the operable louvre roof's functions and features.

designEx will be held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour from April 22-24.