Aluminium slats, the shield against the sun

Making the use of sunlight has always been an important feature of any architectural project. Once that aspect is dealt with, protection against it is a fundamental aspect. While it can provide us with warmth and comfort inside buildings, it can also create setbacks. In what way? In the form of reflections or exposures that make visibility difficult, excessive increases in interior temperature, and an excess of light that prevents users rest.

Protection

There are different types of sun protection mechanisms. The most widely-used are blinds of different types and materials. Little by little, this trend is changing, and it is where a practical and efficient solution appears: aluminium slats.

Protection systems using aluminium slats are increasingly gaining ground in the world of architecture and construction. The mechanical and aesthetic qualities of aluminium are easily transferred to this device. More and more projects incorporate slats as a shield against the sun, as the design possibilities are practically infinite.

Design possibilities

It is almost impossible not to find the type of element that best suits the needs of each project: fixed or mobile slats, vertical or horizontal, sliding, folding, projectable,… With the system chosen, designers can give free rein to their creativity. Many sizes (usually 120-400 mm), textures (anodised and lacquered) and colours of slats will protect the interior of the building as efficiently as possible.

Installing aluminium slats as a protection mechanism against the sun not only ensures a successful design. It will also give us the peace of mind of knowing that we are working with the right material. Its reliability in terms of mechanical response to wind bending and overloading with snow, glass and its own weight is maximal.

Field of application

The most recommended use for this system is on large surfaces such as ventilated facades and curtain walls. Even so, the uses of aluminium slats are extensive and not limited to the above-mentioned elements. For this reason, its field of application can be residential architecture (however small the demand) as well as the development of commercial or tertiary architecture projects.

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