The pergola velum: an elegant, effective solar protection option
The pergola velum, just like the fixed, taut pergola canopy, is made up of a frame and fabric that provides solar protection. The main difference between these two stylish options is that the pergola velum retracts like an accordion to change the atmosphere on your terrace in the blink of an eye.
Where to install your pergola velum
There is nothing like the pergola velum for protecting your conservatory or pergola from the sun and bad weather. Apart from its aesthetic value, with its elegant accordion retraction system, the pergola velum is useful for regulating the temperature and light. The manoeuvre, which is carried out horizontally using transoms, carriages and runners, ensures the perfect tension when the canopy is deployed. How much space the folded fabric takes up depends on the material chosen, but it is rarely more than 25 cm.
Thanks to the pergola velum, you can enjoy your outdoor space all year long. It protects against UV rays and bright sunlight.
With the fabric folded up when it is not being used, as much light as possible can shine through and there will be nothing blocking the view from your home.
The pergola velum is ideal for terraces, for homes and for the hospitality sector.
Which pergola velum to choose
To choose the right fabric, you will have to think about the energy performance and aesthetic criteria you are looking for.
The material for the velum must therefore be selected carefully, as it will strike a balance between comfort (blocking out glare and excessive heat), energy optimisation (optimal heat management) and security (resistance to climate conditions).
By making your pergola velum automated as part of your smart home, you will free yourself from needing to control it yourself and the energy efficiency of your installation will be improved.
Tips for your pergola velum
The screen fabrics SWK6 and SWK15 allow a good amount of light to pass through and ensure visibility through the fabric. Thanks to their large widths (300 cm and 305 cm), they are highly flexible in terms of design. In addition, they are really easy to clean.
As well as being translucent and therefore letting just the right amount of light through, the SWK TOP fabric is waterproof, should the heavens open. The installation must be equipped with a drainage system.