Why choose a Flexiroof Shelter?
As there are various products now available in the current market for outdoor living solutions, this may be a question you will ask yourself when weighing up the best option to go with for your Outdoor shelter or Room.
The attributes we like most about this structure are;
- The aluminium components are manufactured right here in NZ – Taranaki.
- Manufactured using recycled materials + reblended into high tensile ladder grade aluminium.
- Easy on the eye – an uncluttered, simple design
- Very strong polycarbonate roof sheeting (15 x stronger than conventional Perspex or acrylic)
- Wide span rafters
- Powder coated in a variety of modern, contemporary Dulux colours.
- High quality componentry and modular design
- Easy to add Outdoor Blinds to create a room.
- Silent – no creaking from heating and cooling.
Flexiroof shelters are an affordable, high quality option.
When we factor in the longevity and permanence of adding an extra living space to your home that can potentially be used all year round – this structure is a simple, relatively uncomplicated design to have installed, maintain and optimise to achieve indoor/outdoor living.
This shelter design boasts polycarbonate sheeting which is fifteen times stronger than the conventional use of perspex and acrylic sheeting used by other companies.
You will be protected one hundred percent from UV radiation under this polycarbonate roof. It cuts out fifty percent light and thirty three percent heat. It looks good too – medium grey in colour – which compliments most of the powder coating colour options available, of which there are many (75 in fact).
Depending on the situation with your home, Flexiroof can be attached using fully customised stainless steel brackets or directly fixed to the house. The roofline of the shelter can be aligned with the existing house guttering where water will drain off the shelter or angled away from the house with water draining into a pipe and out at ground level.
These configurations, bracketed or direct fix suit most of the shelters we have currently installed.
One question we are asked consistently is; is this shelter strong? Is it able to withstand heavy wind?
The simple answer is yes.
Flexiroof posts are aluminium (6061 T6) – 70% stronger than normal window joinery. They come in three or four metre options and are bolted into a cast foot, suitable for timber or concrete decks. We use stainless steel fasteners. No tech screws – the entire shelter clamped and bolted – your shelter isn’t going to go anywhere in the wind!
This is a robust shelter system.
Another feature that makes Flexiroof different from the rest, is the tiny arch. This allows for wide rafters, it’s rubber-less (water moves away from the joins), automatically adjusts for thermal expansion and over-all, more cost effective.
Some clients choose to have a Flexiroof shelter on its own – just as an extension of the house to improve the quality of their outdoor living space and create ease in the flow of indoor/outdoor living.
Others are attracted to the shelter because it can be combined easily with outdoor blinds, essentially creating an Outdoor Room that can be opened or closed up depending on the need.
The next blog will focus on the blind system we install, that pairs beautifully with the clean, uncluttered lines of the Flexiroof shelter – Ziptrak blinds – and why this blind system is a great one to choose to compliment not only the Flexiroof shelter when creating an Outdoor Room but any other outside living space that needs stylish, functional shade and protection from the elements.