Posted on 05/10/2018

Colour and control the hottest trends for keeping cool this summer

Colour and control the hottest trends for keeping cool this summer

Colour and control are the hottest trends for outdoor window coverings this summer, according to Luxaflex.

“Maximising living space with a seamless indoor-outdoor transition has been a key trend over the last year and shows no signs of slowing down this summer,” Luxaflex window fashions national marketing manager Jenny Brown said.

“Outdoor awnings remain hugely popular as they offer advanced sun protection and airflow for a more enjoyable entertaining space, while providing the added benefit of helping maintain your home’s internal temperature.

“The main look we’re seeing right now are awnings colour coordinated with the home exterior.”  

This colour coordination goes beyond the fabric to the hardware.

“Powdercoating is available on numerous designs to ensure the awning hardware will also blend seamlessly to the building facade for an ultra luxe look.”

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Brown said the awning colour would impact heat and glare.

“Darker colours are best for reducing glare, whereas lighter colours are more effective for heat control,” she said.

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Another big trend was personalisation as Australians continued to embrace smart home automation.  

“The larger the awning, the more likely it is that you will want to invest in motorisation,” Brown said.

“Our PowerView Motorisation is an affordable home automation system enabling Aussies to lower their blinds or awnings at the touch of a button.

“By scheduling your awnings to lower as you leave for work in the morning, you can actively help maintain a cool indoor temperature in your home.

“External shading reduces heat transfer through windows by up to 90 per cent and a whopping 88 per cent of a home’s heat gain in summer occurs through windows.

“This simple action will help reflect heat and UV rays to drastically reduce a room’s heat gain, as well as help protect furniture from sun damage and fading.

“External awnings are particularly beneficial on west and east facing windows, where you get the full force of early morning and afternoon sun.”  

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The Australian-designed Luxaflex Evo awnings range features six external window coverings specially designed for harsh UV and Australian weather conditions.

For more information, visit www.luxaflex.com.au or look local for an awnings specialist.