Pergola Louvered Metal Roof Structures

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Our OPERA & VISION bioclimatic louvered metal roof PERGOLA® models provides you with an alternative unique level of control over nature, combining style and function to create and enhance your outdoor living space. With a touch of the remote button, louvers can be positioned anywhere within their 140-degree range of motion for the exact amount of protection or ventilation desired. For rain protection close the louvers, and the rain will be diverted through the integrated gutter system and down through the posts.  No need for additional unsightly down spouts.  Once the rain ends, the louvers move at your complete command to allow for more light and partial shade.

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Blades Closed, 0 Degrees

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Blades Opened, 45 Degrees

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Blades Opened, 90 Degrees

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Blades Opened, 140 Degrees

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Blades Opened On Side

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Solar Modulation

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Air Recirculation

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Rain Protection

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Load Resistance

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Water Discharge

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The OPERA & VISION louvered roof Pergola® system is available with below configuration and options.

Available in individual custom bay sizes up to 14' 9" wide x 19' 8" projection

  • Multiple units / bays can be added together for larger sizes
  • Available only motorized with remote control
  • Available in four (4) standard frame colors as well as 100's of optional custom colors
  • Available standard with water drainage into the built in gutter
  • Available with optional side screens ( Opera model only)
  • Backed by a 5 year limited warranty

Control the Weather

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Whether entertaining or relaxing, the Sunair® Louvered Roof completes your outdoor environment. It’s the ideal enrichment to any home. Now you can utilize your patio to its full potential the way it is meant to be. For the homeowner you can expand the luxury of your backyard experience. As a restauranteur you can maximize the use of your patio and revenue without loosing the use of the patio on inclement days. Our louvered Pergola® awnings are quickly becoming fashionable. They are designed for small to large spaces, free standing or wall mounted. They are available with optional roll down screens that can protect you further from the sun, or for use during the cooler inclement winter months with roll down vinyl windowed curtains. We invite you to discover how our custom made louvered Pergola® roofs can add value to your home or business.

Patented & Water Tested

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Our unique louvered system is covered by six (6) patents from Pratic in Italy which emphasizes the uniqueness and quality of our products.  A patented feature unique to Pratic Opera and Vision louvered Pergola® is the management of the rain water.  All the rain from the louvered top is channeled away by the integrated gutter system and down the posts.  The posts serve as the actual downspouts, and there is no need to add unsightly additional external downspouts to the system to disperse water from the top.  This gives the Opera and Vision clean and modern lines, adding to its aesthetic appeal and structural integrity.  Optional roll down “Raso” screens can be added for the OPERA model.  These screens are uniquely integrated within the gutter system and not visible when the screen is fully retracted in the up position.  The tracks are also integrated within the posts for a modern clean look.  Some other systems will only offer optional add on screens with external cassettes and tracks added to the bottom of the gutter system and side posts.  These external screen cassettes are fully visible under the gutter system when the screens are in retracted position.     

The units have been tested to see how waterproof they are by the "Giordano Institute" in Italy. The rain simulation was equal to 369 m/hour with a pressure of 3.4 bars in an undefined time of two rain events or downpours. For more information please inquire with Sunair® main office. Also, what does Bioclimatic mean? Bioclimatic means that our unit meets modern architecture parameters which require respect for the environment, reduced pollution, energy conservation, reduced maintenance, and the creation of an environment with the emphasis on thermal comfort.

Adjustable Louvers

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The uniqueness with a louvered Pergola® is that the metal louvered blades are opened or closed following a natural cycle of the sun. This enables you the greater flexibility in light penetration or sun blocking. When the blades are opened in the opposite direction to the natural cycle of the sun, the blades block the sun as per below diagram.

Bioclimatic Systems

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There are many reasons we call these Pergola® systems "Bioclimatic". The obvious reasons we call them bioclimatic is because these systems reduce energy, the consumption of heating and air conditioning , control the temperature on the patio. The not so obvious reasons are they meet modern bioclimatic architecture parameters which require respect for the environment, reduced pollution and maintenance, and the creation of improved overall comfort both indoors and outdoors. The bioclimatic systems are also ecologically sound. The materials are also 99% recyclable.

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I Own A Restaurant. How Can I Benefit From A Louvered Pergola Awning?

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The SUNAIR® Louvered Pergola® roof systems are an ideal system for commercial restaurants and café's, in addition to hotels, and institutional properties alike. They add durability and function against the elements. These systems can be used both as sun protection and inclement weather and rain protection, with integrated gutters to disperse water. For hotels, night clubs, and bars, the louvered roof system will provide comfort and protection for your patrons year round and show a return on investement very rapidly. They can also be used for weddings, parties, and corporate events. All our Pergola® models are custom built to fit your area. Your choice of either the Opera or Vision louvered roof system will depend If you want to add Roll down bug screens, or colder weather zipper screens with windows to create a three season room. Roll down zipper screens are optional for the Opera Louvered roof model. Multiple units or sections can also be mounted together with a gutter systems to cover even larger areas as can be seen in above picture.  The system is conveniently operated with an integrated motor which is controlled by a hand held remote. With the remote the Pergola® louvered metal louveres or slats will open and close automatically to the desired angle.

For restaurants and cafés, these awnings are quickly becoming fashionable. Protecting your guests and outdoor seating area during fierce mid-day sun and inclement weather keeps your patrons happy and comfortable. Being able to continue serving on the patio generates increased revenue even during inclement weather which is also good for the bottom line. 

Feel free to call us today and we can help you design the best system for you and show you how quickly the in vestment will pay off.

A few of the many available combinations possible (Please call to inquire).

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Customers Say

During this winter, on sunny days we raised our sunair windowscreens, allowing sunlight to warm and brighten our rooms. Sure beats window tint!

– Mike H

The deck is now our new family area. Our SUNAIR retractable awning looks just as good after 5 years as it did when it was installed.

– Fred, Annapolis, MD

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