HOW TO CHOOSE AN AWNING?

When you are choosing a specific awning model the most important factor to consider is functionality, and how the system can be adapted to the requirements of its location and users. First of all it is important to know that the lifespan of an awning is determined by the durability of its components and this in turn depends on their quality. A high-quality system will have a lifespan of about 20 years, and the fabric will last for about 10 years. It is a good idea to take advantage of the characteristics that high-quality products offer. Only these products can guarantee adequate resis-tance to the forces of nature that they will be subject to throughout the year (i.e. humidity, corrosion, solar radiation, etc.).

Is the total width of the awning, parallel to the wall from one end to the other.

What is the right width?When determining the width of the awning, we recommend that you do not make it too narrow, as this will render it ineffective in protecting people and the inside of your home from sunlight. .

Is the extension of the awning when it is fully open.
The surface area covered by the awning when it is fully open. Llaza awning systems can cover up to 60 m2 at once and without obstacles.
Is important in selecting an awning. You should choose a model with a weight that will not exceed the load-bearing capacity of the wall on which it is to be installed.
It is important to choose an awning system with the correct dimensions so that it can be as effective as possible.

2- SELF-PROTECTION

GALAXIA WEATHER COVERS

The Galaxia weather cover is an accessory for the entire ART product range which protects the awning fabric when it is retracted. The weather cover profiles act as a roof for the awning.

TEXPRO-SYSTEM

The Texpro-System protects the awning fabric completely.

CASSETTE SYSTEM

Our cassette system provides total protection for the awning, protecting both the fabric and the awning mechanism.

3- WHERE THE AWNING IS TO BE INSTALLED

Location is a key factor in selecting the range and model of your awning. Our wide variety of systems means that we offer the perfect awning for every location.

  • Windows
  • Balonies
  • Terraces
  • Gardens
  • Interior or exterior

SEVERAL FACTORS TO BEAR IN MIND

Yo should consider that the angle of sunlight entering your home will change depending on the orientation of the sun and the time of day. Having your awning at just the right angle or selecting an awning with an adjustable skirt will help you achieve adequate protection.
The mounting of the awning is determined by where you would like to install it, the type of wall, accessibility to the area, etc. There are two – sometimes three – types of mounting: face, ceiling and between walls.
Depending on the characteristics of the location in which you want to put your awning, an installation company can determine what type of mounting will be most effective: mechanical or chemical.

• Mechanical mounting: This is the traditional mounting method that uses bolts to anchor the system to the wall in conjunction with other standard struc-tural elements used for this system.

• Chemical mounting: This type of mounting is ideal for mounting awnings, pergolas, aluminium enclosures, etc. both on solid walls as well as on walls which have cavities (hollow bricks, cement blocks, perforated bricks, thermo-clay, etc.). This type of attachment is done with resins which provide very secure anchoring.

It is important to consider whether the installer will be able to access the place where you want to install your awning. It should be free of obstacles.
Brackets or structural supports are part of the awning system and are generally part of the system to attach it to the wall.

Each product range has its own support system:

  • Brackets for invisible arms (WIN range)
  • Brackets for invisible arms (ART range)
  • Brackets for cassettes (BOX range)
  • Universal brackets, for PR, PRT, ART and Stor awnings (BASIC range)
  • Brackets for flat awnings (ELIT range)
  • Brackets for screens (SCREEN range)

4- THE TENSION TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

The tension transmission system is found in the arms of the awning.

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

For awnings in the SPLENBOX and MATIC ranges

The arms in the Splendor range are designed to ensure that the fabric is kept properly taut at all times, thanks to the self-adapting transmission system.  The operation of the joints is precise and efficient, as they have a duplex ball bearing system which is unique on the market. The concealment of all the transmission components in the joint, its metal design and the slimness of the profiles give the Splendor arm range a smart, compact, exclusive look.

For awnings in the ART and BOX ranges

LLAZA-ART SYSTEM arms provide optimal internal transmission of tension. This is done with a flat, flexible belt which makes the awning stronger, more resistant, more durable and more aesthetically pleasing than traditional transmission systems. The pieces of the arms are assembled before they are sent off to be lacquered in order to protect the joints and to make them more pleasing to the eye. The shape of the arms and their configuration when mounted helps to keep the fabric from rubbing on the elbow joints when the awning is opened or closed. The use of belt keeps the lacquer on the arms from being rubbed off as commonly happens with cable and chain systems..

5- INTEGRATION IN THE ARCHITECTURAL SETTING

When choosing an awning, purely aesthetic qualities are also decisive.

Llaza’s wide range of awning systems means that you’re sure to find an option that suits your location to perfection.

Since the awning is going to be part of your home, you should pick a model that fits its style. The operation system and fabric should be in harmony with the architectural style of the façade on which you want to install the awning.
Our extensive variety of lacquers will be invaluable when matching the awning to exterior carpentry. In addition to the many different materials and colours available for your fabric, the structural elements can be white, black, burgundy, green, ivory, bronze, aluminium, etc.
These are special lacquers that are designed to match your awning to different materials: wood, marble, etc. They will help to completely integrate the awning with its setting.

6- CONSULTING A SOLAR PROTECTION TECHNICIAN

A knowledgeable solar protection technician can recommend the most you on choosing the most effective awning for your requirements.