Effective solar management
Modern construction today must meet three main criteria: functionality, aesthetics, and, in the face of ever-increasing energy costs, above all, economy. Most of us do not realize that a building loses heat energy through three main routes: ventilation, through the walls and through the window frames. The latter elements in particular contribute to the loss of up to 25% of heat, and in the summer they let in about 30-80% of the sun's radiant energy, resulting in overheating and the need for additional cooling expenses. That is why it is so important during the design of a building to choose the right sunshade.
Solutions available in Aluprof's offer:
Facade blind s are extremely practical sunshades that effectively protect interiors from excessive heat while providing adequate optical comfort. A characteristic feature of this type of products is the freedom to adjust the angle of the lamellas, which allows you to choose the appropriate degree of shading, and thus individual management by the user. In addition, aesthetically shaped lamellas combined with aluminum structural elements (cassettes and guides) give the facade a modern yet original look. The well-thought-out design of this type of solution also allows the creation of larger structures, which makes them often used for large glazing. As a result, blinds are perfect for both public buildings and residential developments. Aluprof offers four variants of facade blinds: adaptive, self-supporting and two flush-mounted. In addition, an innovative solution has been designed to combine the SkyFlow facade blind system with the MB-SR50N post-and-beam facade system from Aluprof's offer.
Screen type sunshades
Screen typesunshades are a very functional solution and are eagerly used both in public buildings and in residential construction. The main advantage of this type of products is the protection of rooms from intense sunlight through the use of specialized technical fabrics. In addition, they protect interiors from the gaze of unwanted people, while maintaining good visibility to the outside. These solutions also provide an effective optical barrier to light entering the room, minimizing the glare effect that can form on monitor screens. With appropriately selected fabric, they are also a stylish addition that will give the facility a unique character. It is worth remembering that a properly selected screen system can also act as a mosquito net, effectively protecting the premises from the presence of insects. Three systems are available: SkyRoll Zip, SkyRoll Classic and SkyRoll Eco. Particularly noteworthy here is the Zip system. It is extremely innovative due to the use of technology borrowed from the zipper mechanism on the edges of the fabric. Specially designed two-part guides are thus directly integrated into the fabric, which guarantees maximum sealing and protection of the interior from insects. In addition, the solution used here ensures that the fabric is properly tensioned and firmly seated in the guide, which protects it especially from gusty winds.
External roller shutters
External roller shutters are still an extremely practical but underrated solution. In unfavorable weather conditions, they are a barrier that effectively protects the interiors of rooms from heat loss. In turn, in summer, they perfectly protect against overheating of interiors, at the same time reducing the use of air-conditioning equipment, and thus reducing building operating costs. The roller shutter, installed according to the system provider's guidelines, also has very good acoustic properties, which makes it possible to significantly reduce the perception of noise coming from outside. Roller shutter systems offered by Aluprof can additionally be integrated with a mosquito net, which guarantees effective protection of rooms from insects. In addition, a properly selected external roller shutter system can provide protection against burglary (SAFETY PREMIUM systems in the RC3 class and SAFETY PLUS in the RC2 class). Roller shutter curtains most often consist of profiles made of high-quality aluminum sheet filled with foam, with special two-layer varnish coatings in the PU/PA system. This makes them characterized by increased resistance to abrasion and weathering. Also available are profiles characterized by greater rigidity and stability, made of extruded aluminum and plastic profiles, used depending on the selected system. A wide range of colors will certainly allow you to match roller shutters to any façade. Aluprof offers roller shutters in adaptive, flush-mounted and overhead systems.
A novelty in Aluprof's offer is SkyTwin, the first solution on the market that is a combination of an external roller shutter and a screen-type sunshade in a single product. This compact integration has allowed the creation of a technologically advanced system that provides excellent thermal insulation throughout the year of use, while generating significant savings in heating and cooling. Importantly, the product combines all the advantages of a roller shutter and a screen. And thanks to the use of a screen with ZIP technology, it can additionally function as a mosquito net, effectively protecting rooms from the presence of insects.
Among the latest solutions from Aluprof, there are also extremely durable and long-lasting aluminum per golas MB-OPENSKY 140 and MB-OPENSKY 120, which can be not only a functional canopy for large areas, but also a stylish addition, fitting in perfectly with the trends of modern architecture. Pergola works well not only for single-family housing as a development of terraces or garden spaces, but also in commercial buildings, being a modern and practical element of roofing summer gardens in cafes or restaurants. Thanks to the possibility of using side screens such as screens or sliding glass panels, the pergola can be used regardless of the prevailing weather conditions. The movable canopy, on the other hand, allows you to change the angle of the slats from 0 to 135°, which not only allows full control of sunlight access, but also allows natural ventilation and free air circulation.
For more information, visit the company's ALUPROF SA page on the PdA portal.