Producer/Manufacturer: Mehler Texnologies GmbH
Primary Use: Main Fabric
Eric M. Scop
Please describe the project specifications
Homeowners in Charlotte, North Carolina requested rooftop rain and sun coverage for a residence. As can be seen from the pictures a pitched or angled retractable pergola could not be used due to limited rear mounting height. The solution was to use a flat pergola with rainwater that drains internally to the sides and then to the front of the pergola.
As can be seen in the pictures the posts were attached to the front wall to allow water to drain off the front of the balcony wall into a customer-provided downspout. This feature was recommended to the customer instead of having the posts inside the balcony allowing water to collect on the floor.
The customer requested high-power LED (light-emitting diode) lighting that was built into the fabric as part of the “windbreak bars” that run left to right within the fabric. The LED lighting is controlled by the optional dimmer kit.
Both homeowners were jubilant with the finished product and said they most definitely made the right decision to order from our company.
What is unique or complex about the project?
What set this project apart from all the other projects completed this year is that all the extrusions and fabric had to be hoisted to the top floor of the building and the fabric is one large piece weighing several hundred pounds.
This project was challenging in that the projection dimension had to be exact to accomplish the goal of having the posts attach to the middle of the front wall. This goal was met as you can see from the pictures.
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