RESSTENDE SUNSHADES are much appreciated by internationally-renowned designers and architects. Resstende offers a wide range of high-quality blinds, which combine the functionality of the structures with an exclusive design and cutting-edge fabrics.
Knowing how to expertly choose the right sunshade means knowing the materials of which they are comprised and the types that are on the market. Indeed, it is not uncommon to see sunshades installed as an external decoration for a house, a piece of the décor that enhances the home even from the outside, whilst also being functional and useful.
THE FUNCTIONS OF AWNINGS
Shield an internal environment from sunlight to prevent excessive heat and light
Increase privacy in the home
Add a decorative element to a building
Render an outdoor space usable even on the hottest days
Reduce electricity consumption thanks to the reduced need for air-conditioners and/or fans during the summer.
Resstende shades can be installed on balconies and terraces or even in the garden, on the outside of windows and entrances – all depending on the function they must serve and the taste of those making the selection.
HOW THE AWNINGS ARE MADE
Sunshades are comprised of various components that interact with each other to give the best possible result. They are composed of a load-bearing structure that determines their operation, a covering panel that can serve as a canopy or even be fitted laterally or, not so commonly, in a headbox that protects the panel when closed.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE CANOPY
Surely, it should be chosen based on the characteristics of the fabric from which it is made and according to what is expected from the blind. First of all, the textiles can be natural like cotton or hemp or else synthetic like PVC or other technical fabrics. Natural fabrics are more prone to drawbacks such as mould, tears, ageing of the fibres – all things that will occur as a result of exposure and the passing of time. Such drawbacks do not exist for synthetic materials like PVC, which are even waterproof.
THE VARIOUS TYPES OF FRAME
The structural part of the AWNING is called the frame. A combination of components such as tubular gearmotors, arms and side channels that are used to raise and hold up the shades. Since they can also remain open for extensive periods, even when exposed to atmospheric agents and/or pollutants, it is important that the structures be comprised of exceptional materials and be perfectly installed. Resstende is an exceptional company that stands out from its competitors in terms of the installation, always utilising high-quality materials and experts in assembly. The materials of a sunshade’s support structure can be in aluminium, iron, steel or treated wood. Yet preference actually goes to aluminium due to its characteristics of lightness and the inalterability of the material.
RESSTENDE shades are available in many versions. The most common are:
AWNINGS WITH ARMS
These are most commonly used on balconies. They are comprised of extendable arms to which fabric is fastened to then unroll manually or mechanically in providing the required degree of shading. This type of sunshade only provides cover from overhead. The axis that contains or supports the rolled-up sunshade is fastened directly to the ceiling, without any encumbrance.
Widely used for balconies and terraces, they consist of frontal and side panels that literally hang down to the ground in order to protect the space from the front and side.
They are used for the exterior of windows or to protect the entrances of public places. Being concave, they are the most common types used in historic town centres due to their classic form.
This typology is suitable for gardens or open spaces in general, even in an area facing the building. Leaning or self-supporting, they replace the classic pergola to take advantage of the outdoor space. The covering panels can be overhead or even lateral, according to tastes and use over time.
If you are looking for a perfect sunshade, the answer to your question is RESSTENDE. The company specialises in the sunshading sector and throughout its history, has developed over a thousand product variants. The choice amongst sunshade models is huge. The staff in the Planning Office creates and designs sunshades and roll-up systems in accordance with the recent European regulations on solar protection.