You’ve recently decided that you want to add an opening roof to your home… congratulations!

It’s a great way to add a stylish aesthetic and to get the most out of your outdoor area. Investing in an opening roof allows you to control the levels of comfort, air flow and weather.

The technology and functionality of opening roofs has vastly improved over recent years. They have also increased in popularity in Sydney homes, as they let you entertain outdoors all year round.

Here at Smartblade, we want to make the process for choosing a reputable design, supply and install team for your opening roof as easy as possible. That’s why we’ve put together these helpful points for you to consider.

Here are some questions to ask yourself:

What are the weather conditions of my location?

Do you currently live in areas prone to strong winds, heavy rainfall or harsh summer climates? Not all opening roof design teams know the council requirements for designing to suit all weather conditions. Make sure you choose a team that is experienced and delivers quality structures and materials that will last. Consider a local team that knows your neighbourhood, and one that has a proven track record for delivering quality products (like Smartblade!).

What roof layout do I want, and how far do I want my new roof to span?

Choose an opening roof team that has experienced design consultants who not only recommend design and functionality that will look great, but also add value to your home. Also consider how you want to use your space. Will your roof fit within an existing structure or a completely free standing frame? If you aren’t sure, that’s ok too! Choose a team that is experienced in custom designing roofs to suit unique spaces.

Do I have any other additional work or installations planned?

Are you considering a pool or installing a garden shed? Should these be done before or after the install of your new patio?

Do I want an automated or manually operated system?

Install a system that suits exactly how you want to live. We have a range of different configuration options for our Smartblade opening roof systems. Maybe you want to open or close your roof with a flick of the switch, or install rain sensors that automatically shut your louvers when the weather takes a turn. Our team can help you decide what’s right for your needs.

What do I want my roof to look like?

Do you want the louver blades to be slightly curved or flat when closed? What colour scheme do you want? What will match your existing aesthetics? Choose a product that delivers the look you want.

Adding an opening roof for outdoor living and entertainment purposes is an exciting decision. Our team at Smartblade Opening Roof Systems want to make the process as easy as possible! Contact us with any questions and we are willing to help. We can also come to your property and give you open roof design advice and a quote free of charge. Get in touch today!