HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR AWNING?

When choosing a specific model of awning, the most important factor is its functionality and that it adapts to the needs of its location and users.

First of all, it is important to know that the longevity of an awning is measured by the duration of its components and this by their quality.

A quality system lasts approximately 20 years; and a canvas, about 10. It is advisable that you do not give up the benefits of high-quality products. Only they guarantee adequate resistance to the aggressions to which they are subjected throughout the year: humidity, corrosion, solar radiation, etc.

It is equal to the width of the awning, parallel to the wall, from one end to the other. Which line is the most suitable? In determining the line of the awning, we recommend not limiting it too much because it may not properly perform its function of effectively protecting people or the interior of the home from the sun.

Projection to which the awning reaches when it is open.
Covered area when the awning is fully open. With the Llaza awning systems, up to 60 m2 can be covered at one time and without obstacles.
The weight of the awning is also influential in your choice. We must choose a model whose weight does not exceed the resistance capacity of the wall where it is to be installed.
It is important to choose an awning system suitable for its dimensions in order to achieve greater efficiency.

2- SELF-PROTECTION

GALAXY ROOF

The Galaxia Canopy is a complement for the ART Range awnings, which protects the awning canvas when it is folded up. The canopy profiles cover the awning as a roof.

TEXPRO-SYSTEM

The Texpro System completely protects the canvas of the awning.

CHEST SYSTEM

The box system provides total protection for the awning, protecting both the canvas and the mechanism itself.

3- THE PLACE OF INSTALLATION

The location is a determining factor in choosing the range and model of awning. The wide variety of existing systems makes it possible to have a perfect awning for each installation:

  • Window
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • the garden
  • Indoor or outdoor

OTHER FACTORS TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT

We must take into account that the incidence of the sun on the house varies according to its orientation and the time of day. A greater and correct inclination of the awning or an adjustable skirt will help us to achieve the necessary shadow projection.
The appropriate fastening is determined based on the area where we want to install the awning, characteristics of the wall, accessibility to the area, etc. There are two, even three types of fastening: to the wall, to the ceiling and between walls.

Likewise, depending on the characteristics of the area where we are going to install the awning, the installation company will determine what type of fixing is the most appropriate and effective: mechanical or chemical.

• Mechanical fixing: this is the traditional fixing system with anchor bolts and other characteristic elements of classical support.

• Chemical fixing: This type of fixing is ideal for assembling awnings, pergolas, aluminum enclosures, etc.; both in solid walls and in walls that have hollow parts: bricks, concrete blocks, jeros, thermoclay, etc. This type of fixing is done with resins that offer a high level of anchoring security.

It is important to take into account the accessibility that the installer will have in the area that we have chosen to install the awning. It must be an area free of obstacles.

The supports are part of the awning system and are usually the part that joins it to the wall.

The supports are specific to each range of awnings:

  • Supports for invisible arms (WIN range)
  • Supports for invisible arms (ART range)
  • Box supports (BOX range)
  • Universal supports, for PR, PRT ART and Stor awnings (BASIC range)
  • Supports for flat awnings (ELIT range)
  • Supports for screens (SCREEN range)

4- THE TENSION TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

The tension transmission system is located in the arm of the awning.

Llaza has designed and patented the most advanced models on the market:

For the awnings of the SPLENBOX and MATIC ranges.

The arms of the Splendor range are designed to always offer optimum canvas tension, thanks to their self-adaptive transmission system. The operation of the joint is efficient and precise, since it has a unique pair of ball bearings on the market. The concealment of all the elements of the transmission in the elbow, its metallic design and the slenderness of the profiles, give the Splendor range of arms a compact, elegant and exclusive appearance.

For the awnings of the ART and BOX ranges.

The LLAZA-ART SYSTEM arms optimize the internal transmission of tension. This is done by means of a flat and flexible belt that provides more strength, more resistance, longer life and more beauty to the awning than traditional transmission systems.

The arm pieces are assembled before being lacquered to protect all the joining joints and obtain better aesthetics. The shape of the arms and their configuration once assembled prevents the canvas from rubbing against the elbows when opening or closing the awning.

Thanks to the tape, erosions in the lacquering of the arms that occur when cables or chains are used are eliminated.

5- INTEGRATION IN THE ARCHITECTURAL ENVIRONMENT

In choosing an awning, the purely aesthetic aspect is also decisive.

The wide range of Llaza awning systems allows us to offer the one that best suits each place.

Since the awning will be part of our home, we must choose an appropriate model for the style of construction. Both the mechanism and the canvas must be in harmony with the architectural trend of the façade where it will be installed.
The variety of lacquers available

allows the awning to be integrated with the exterior carpentry. In addition to the multitude of existing fabrics and colors for the canvas, the awning system can be white, black, burgundy, green, ivory, bronze, aluminum, etc.

There are special lacquers that resemble the awning system to different materials: wood, marble, etc. and that contribute to the total integration of the awning in its location.

6- ADVICE FROM A SUN PROTECTION PROFESSIONAL

A good sun protection professional will advise you on the most effective awning for your needs.