FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1Are there any limitations that I need to take into consideration when designing a patio cover?
No. A LouvreSpan patio cover can be designed in any shape, in any direction, such as parallel or perpendicular to the wall. If you can think it, we can do it.
2How can I clean and maintain my LouvreSpan patio cover?
A LouvreSpan louvre roof is very low maintenance. Because it’s made from aluminium it will not rust so you can simply rinse it with a water hose. For more stubborn dirt, hot soapy water will do the job.
3Why do I need a patio cover that opens and closes?
A patio cover that opens and closes gives you the power to control how much shade or sun enters your outdoor space and enables you to shut the space up at the first sign of rain. During the summer position the louvres in such a way that shades your outdoor space while allowing a breeze to flow through, then in winter open the louvres to let in warm winter sun.
4What colours are available?
We offer two standard colours: white and grey. If none of these colours suit, you can choose from the Dulux duralloy and duratec range.
5Are there limitations relating to the size of LouvreSpan’s patio covers?
No. LouvreSpan’s exclusive patent and advanced manufacturing methods allow you to construct your patio cover in any size with no limitations.
6Are there standard sizes for patio covers?
Yes, In NZ you are allowed to erect 20m2 of a covered/impermeable pergola without building consent. With building consent LouvreSpan’s exclusive patent and advanced manufacturing methods allow you to construct the patio cover in any size with no limitations.
7Can LouvreSpan’s patio cover be constructed on an existing structure?
Yes, LouvreSpan is the only Louvre system that can be attached to an existing structures, whether they’re built from wood, metal or concrete.
8When it rains, will a LouvreSpan patio cover make a lot of noise?
LouvreSpan extruded louvres are designed in such a way that raindrops slide rather than forcefully hit the patio cover. According to our tests, less noise is generated from rainfall on our aluminium louvres than on plastic.
9Can I build this myself?
No, We recommend that an approved LouvreSpan installer installs your louvre roof.
10Are your patio covers eco-friendly?
LouvreSpan covers are made out of the highest grade premium aluminium which can be recycled for other purposes. LouvreSpan also helps homeowners and business owners reduce their dependency on electricity by helping to heat or cool their home or office.
11What is windload?
LouvreSpan has been wind tunnel tested up to 200 kpa. ‘Wind load’ is how fast the wind is in your area. LouvreSpan will help you to design your louvred roof system for the fastest wind load that has ever occurred in your area. Every wind zone is different though, so talk to your LouvreSpan representative for more information.
12Does the LouvreSpan louvered roof system have a gutter?
Depending on the design of the Louvrespan cover we fall the water on to your existing gutter or fall the water away from your house in to a box gutter.
13Is the louvre system water tight?
Yes, the LouvreSpan system has a santoprene seal on each louvre making it 95% water tight.
14Where in New Zealand do you service?
Currently we service Auckland, Northland, Tauranga and Hamilton, however if you live outside of these areas please call us to discuss your options.
15Does the LouvreSpan product come with a warranty?
We offer extensive warranties for the LouvreSpan product. Read about them all here.