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Everything You Need to Know About Louvred Roofs

Everything You Need to Know About Louvred Roofs

Louvred roofs are the perfect attachment for contemporary pergolas. At the touch of a button, the slats of a louvred roof can be tilted or turned to offer weather protection and privacy. 

Find out everything you need to know about louvred roofs in this month’s article.

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What are louvred roofs?

Built for pergolas and flat roofs, louvred roofs feature horizontal slats that can be rotated a full 180 degrees to create different openings. The slats can be made from a variety of materials, including metal, wood, aluminium and glass, each of which has different benefits.

How do louvred roofs work?

Louvred roofs can be operated manually or automatically via an electric motor. At the touch of a button or the pull of a crank handle, you can rotate the slats of a louvred roof into your preferred position. Open the slats to invite the sunshine into your outdoor living space or keep them closed to block out the sunlight and reduce glare.

Louvred roofs also have a small slope that allows water to run off the louvres and into an internal guttering system. This prevents water from streaming through your louvres and down the integral structure where it could cause damage.

Do you need planning permission to install a louvred roof?

In the vast majority of cases, you won’t need planning permission to install a louvred roof. However, if you are unsure, you can contact your local planning authority to check whether permission is required.

What are the advantages of a louvred roof?

Louvred roofs offer a variety of advantages over traditional pergola roofs without moving slats. These include:

  • Sun and glare protection
  • Snow protection
  • Rain protection
  • Wind protection
  • Temperature regulation
  • Provide shade

Do louvred roofs have maintenance requirements?

Louvred roofs are easy to maintain and will last for many years if kept in good condition. You should clean your louvred roof every 3-6 months to overcome the effects of pollution, ultraviolet light and salt deposits. A simple periodic clean will keep your louvred roofs looking great long into the future.

At Outershade, we’re a leading provider of pergolas and louvred roofs in London and the home counties, including Surrey, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Berkshire and Kent. We provide bespoke products tailored to your outdoor space. Choose various colours and materials to make your louvred roof your own. We even offer a free home visit and measuring service to obtain everything we need to create your perfect outdoor living space.

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