Traditional corrugated roof colorbond® sheets are a popular choice for cantilever shade structures due to their durability and low maintenance. They come in a variety of colours and can be easily matched with the colour scheme of the surrounding area. However, one downside of using corrugated colorbond® sheets is that they may not provide as much insulation as other materials, which can lead to temperature fluctuations inside the structure.
Tiles are another option for cantilever shade solutions. They offer a wide range of design possibilities and can be customized to match the aesthetics of the surrounding area. They are also known for their durability and resistance to weather conditions. However, tiles can be heavy, which may require additional support and increase the cost of the structure. Additionally, tile roofs can be difficult to repair or replace if damaged.
Bricks can also be used for the roofing of cantilever structures, providing a sleek and modern look to the structure. They are low maintenance and offer good insulation, which can help regulate temperature inside the structure. However, bricks are heavy and may require additional structural support. They are also prone to cracking and chipping over time, which can be difficult to repair.
Overall, the choice of material for the roofing of cantilever shade solutions depends on various factors, such as the aesthetic preference, budget, and functionality required. Each material has its pros and cons, and it is important to consider these factors when choosing the best material for the specific project.
It all feels a little been there, done that. Ever considered fabric membranes? KOEDN®’s skins reflect heat much more effectively than steel. This, coupled with superior acoustics, aesthetics and colour ranges, makes a great case to consider a skin over sheet metal
While traditional materials like Colorbond® sheets, tiles, and bricks offer benefits, they may not be the best solution for cantilever shade products in terms of waterproofing and providing adequate shade. In contrast, waterproof and shade fabric membranes are specifically designed for use in outdoor structures and have several advantages over traditional roofing materials.
Waterproof and shade fabric membranes are flexible and can be designed to fit the unique shape and size of a cantilever structure, whereas traditional roofing materials may require cutting and reshaping to fit the structure. Additionally, fabric membranes are available in a wide range of colours and patterns, allowing for more design flexibility and customization options.
In terms of waterproofing, fabric membranes are specially engineered to provide superior water resistance and durability. They are treated with special coatings and laminates that make them resistant to water, mildew, and UV rays, ensuring that they will last for many years in outdoor environments. This is in contrast to traditional roofing materials, which may require frequent maintenance and repairs to prevent leaks and damage from exposure to the elements.
Finally, fabric membranes provide superior shade protection compared to traditional roofing materials. They can block up to 99% of UV rays, providing a comfortable and safe outdoor environment for people and pets. They are also more breathable than traditional roofing materials, allowing for better air circulation and ventilation, which can help keep the area underneath the shade structure cooler and more comfortable.
While traditional roofing materials like Colorbond® sheets, tiles, and bricks can be used for cantilever structures, waterproof and shade fabric membranes offer several advantages in terms of flexibility, customization, waterproofing, and shade protection. They are a superior option for those looking to create a functional and visually appealing outdoor space.
The first thought a lot of people have when they consider soft roof membranes are how durable they will be, especially when confronted with the harsh Australian weather. You may be surprised. Let us debunk a few common misconceptions by listing out the benefits of using quality exterior grade fabrics as a roof structure.
Like all things, there are superior and inferior external textiles available. KOEDN® uses tried and tested waterproof and shade membranes (or skins as we call them). Our waterproof shade structures are made with Italian made Serge Ferrari Soltis Proof 502, a commercial-grade external membrane with a patented Precontraint technology that doesn’t stretch, resists UV damage to rigorous pigment selection and thicker yarn crest coating than anything on the market today.