What is a Louvered Roof?

There’s a certain peacefulness that can only be achieved when lounging in your own backyard. Whether you’re reading a book, spending time with friends and family, or just enjoying the outdoors, it’s a level of zen that cannot be found anywhere else. Unfortunately, it’s not always possible. There are scorching hot days where even a few minutes in the sun will leave you hot and covered in sweat. There are rainy days that will leave you equally drenched in seconds. How are you to enjoy your backyard when nature doesn’t want to cooperate? At Shadetree Canopies, we’re here to help! Our Equinox Louvered Roof Systems are the perfect way to make sure you can enjoy your outdoor space regardless of weather conditions. Learn more about louvered roofs below!

What is a louvered roof?

A louvered roof is an outdoor structure that acts as a cover for a deck or patio. Similar to pergolas, they consist of vertical posts holding up a framing structure that is filled with horizontal slats called louvers. However, unlike pergolas, a louvered roof can be opened at different angles to adjust for sunlight and heat, or completely closed to protect against rain and snow. Their louvers work similarly to Venetian blinds, completely adjustable to allow just the right amount of light to peek through. They’re perfect for a variety of outdoor spaces, from patios to fire pits, and can offer protection from the elements, wind, and debris. 

Benefits of a louvered roof

Controllable shade is by and large the biggest benefit to a louvered roof. This type of structure is more versatile than a pergola because it allows you to make the most of your outdoor space, no matter the weather. On the hottest days, you can adjust your roof to have a nice shady spot in which to relax. If it’s raining, you can completely shut the roof and still enjoy the outdoors. This flexibility means that your outdoor space isn’t useless on certain days when nature isn’t cooperating. But that’s not the only benefit! Harsh, direct sunlight is particularly damaging to painted surfaces, wood, and concrete and an uncovered outdoor space can really suffer over the years. A louvered roof helps to prolong your deck or patio’s lifespan by providing permanent shade. They also serve to protect your outdoor furniture, grills, and other items from the wind and snow!

Temperature Regulation

Few people know how much sunlight can affect the temperature inside their home. As the sun beats down on your patio, some of that light and heat is reflected straight into your home through windows and sliding glass doors. It also heats the surrounding air, further heating your home during the already warm months of summer. Louvered roofs act to block that heat, cooling the space underneath it and preventing some of that energy from entering your home. Louvered roofs angling the can even help cool your outdoor space by angling the louvers toward the wind, allowing the breeze to be angled down. 

A louvered roof is a perfect upgrade for any outdoor space, and at Shadetree Canopies, our Equinox Louvered Roof Systems is the best choice. Our Louvered Roof Systems are available in a variety of colors and can be customized to fit your needs with custom columns, remote controls, fans, lighting, and more. Contact us today to learn all about our amazing options!