Surface-mounted installation of facade blinds
It consists of placing the box and guide outside the light recess. The guides are screwed to the wall and the roller shutter box is placed above recess. Thanks to this arrangement and the system of cassettes, it is possible to install surface-mounted blinds along with cover plates, adding aesthetics or as a separate self-supporting blind (oval or square cassette). The advantage of surface-mounted over flush-mounted method involves the possibility of placing the blinds both on the already constructed building and on the one being designed/built.
Application of surface-mounted facade blinds
Surface-mounted facade blinds can be used both in buildings that are already built and those that are still under construction. Thus, the places of blinds mounted using this method are:
- Houses – detached, semi-detached houses, etc.,
- Flats in blocks of flats, apartment buildings or multi-family houses,
- Service buildings: companies, offices, factories, production plants.
The maximum width of blinds is 4.5 meters and their height is 5 meters, which means that they can be used from large doors or terrace windows in the house (e.g. HST sliding doors), through standard size ordinary windows to huge windows in glass office buildings.
There are two types of guides in surface-mounted facade blinds:
- Corded guides – made of steel,
- Aluminium guides – extruded.
Control of surface-mounted facade blinds
There are two ways of control: manual and electronic. Manual control is possible thanks to a special crank which, when turned, raises, lowers or adjusts the angle of slats. Automatic control is much simpler thanks to radio or wired technology. Without using our own power, we can also lower, lift and adjust the slats. It is also possible to connect facade blinds to the smart home system, for example, to Somfy IO TaHoma technology. This is an increasingly popular solution for our customers.
Types of slats (C and Z)
The facade blinds we offer have high quality slats made of galvanized steel sheet and powder coated in C or Z shape (depending on the model). The Z type of slats allows for greater shading of the room/building than C slat. Therefore, it is often one of the guidelines when choosing between C and Z. In addition, thanks to folding the edges, the strength of slats is significantly increased and the angle of inclination can be adjusted in two ranges: 0 – 180 degrees or 0 – 90 degrees (also depending on the model chosen).
Trust the experience – Variant
We are a company from Poznań, which has over twenty years of experience in the window joinery industry. For years we have been producing and installing PVC windows and doors. Thanks to hard work and high standards we meet the customers’ requirements and constantly increase our development. It is the work with customers, development and knowledge that made us expand our offer with blinds, window sills, roller blinds and garage doors distribution. We invite you to check our offer and contact us.