C/S Airfoil® & Solarmotion based horizontal canopy shading designs are ideal
for both new and existing construction. They provide effective shading while
maintaining unobstructed views. Projection and blade size may be varied
to suit the project requirements.
This design of sunscreen is most effective for use on elevations facing
from South-East through to South-West.
During summer months the building will be shaded from harsh high
intensity direct sunlight, while gentle diffused light will still be allowed into
the building. During winter months, however, the lower altitude of the sun
will allow direct sunlight under the canopy into the building, providing limited
solar gain to supplement the building's heating system.
Horizontal canopy with blades supported by birdsmouth brackets
Horizontal canopy with blades supported between cantilevered outriggers
C/S Airfoil® & Solarmotion vertical solar shading is the perfect
alternative where greater control is required over direct sunlight. The
choice of blade orientation, either horizontal or vertical, is largely
determined by a combination of form and function. The form being
architectural preference, the function being the amount of sun cut-off
required and the building orientation.
Vertically orientated blades are typically used on elevations
facing due East or due West, where a problem exists with glare from low
angle direct sunlight. In this instance, depending on blade spacing, a 90°
blade mounting angle will be sufficient to eliminate virtually all direct
sunlight, while allowing an optimum field of vision and diffused light to
be reflected back into the building.
Vertical shading with blades in a horizontal orientation
Vertical shading with blades in a vertical orientation