Solar shading

How to choose the right awning for your terrace?

Summer is a blissful time! Enjoying sunshine, atmosphere and endless days. Although in winter we yearn for those lovely summer days, on the very hottest days we still beg for cooling down. Especially at home: our extremely well-insulated houses heat up, and the only solution seems to be an energy-consuming air conditioning system. Is that so? Awnings are the best way to keep your home cool and keep the heat out initially. With an awning from Harol, you can create a pleasant spot of shade outside on your terrace where you do want to stay all the time and protect your home from the heat of the sun. But which awning is right for you? We will help you choose.
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What is an awning?

With a Harol awning you create shade on your terrace, among other things, by means of an awning fabric installed against the facade of your house. The strong articulated arms ensure a large extension, while the beautiful, high-performance case ensures that the fabric stays like new for years because it is neatly concealed.

Advantages of an awning

Endless colour choice

Did you know you can choose from many more colours than just black, white, or grey? The colour collection of our canvases seems endless: from neutral beige tones to striking turquoise or yellow: anything is possible.

Our solutions: high-performance, beautiful and energy-efficient

Lux

Do you like pared-down design? Luxury? Premium comfort? Then our Lux might be for you. This awning with a minimalist look really suits any architectural style. With the invisibly wired arms, you won’t see any cables and the pure form comes into its own even more. By the way, you personalise it with plenty of options, so it can offer you even more comfort on every level. This topper has been tested at 25,000 cycles. That corresponds to 25 years, opening and closing twice a day. Did you know that our Lux has even won awards for its innovative design? In 2022, this awning won a Red Dot Award for its innovative product design. In the same year, it was awarded a second time, with the Archiproducts Design Award. If that’s not confirmation of pure quality!

Distinguishing features
  • Cabinet: fully enclosed
  • Design: sleek and modern
  • Mounting: against the wall or on the ceiling
  • Integrated water drainage: in the front frame
  • Invisibly wired arms: yes
  • Wind resistant: up to 5 Beaufort
  • Width: up to 7 m
  • Projection: up to 4 m
  • Linkable: up to 12 m
  • Slope: 10° to 40°
  • Volant: 25 cm
  • Vario-volant up to 2m

Tucan

Whereas Lux is a textbook example of sleek design, Tucan’s look is rather classic. However, the development of this awning is thoroughly innovative. The load-bearing articulated arm is light and high-performance. Ideal for the terrace of your flat! The beautiful, rounded box is made of the very best materials and contains many features.

Distinguishing features
  • Cabinet: semi-open or fully closed
  • Design: rounded
  • Mounting: against the wall or on the ceiling
  • Integrated water drainage: in the front frame
  • Invisibly wired arms: /
  • Wind resistant: up to 5 Beaufort
  • Width: up to 5.5 m
  • Projection: up to 3 m
  • Linkable: up to 12 m
  • Slope: 10° to 90°
  • Volant: 25 cm
  • Vario-volant: /

BX260

Classic, but powerful. Our BX260 has a modest case size. As a result, this awning can be integrated perfectly into any facade. Thanks to its wide wall brackets, it can be installed on almost any surface. And the fabric is shielded in a completely closed box, so it is always protected from wind and weather.

Distinguishing features
  • Cabinet: fully enclosed cabinet
  • Design: slim and modest
  • Mounting: on almost any surface
  • Integrated water drainage: in the front frame
  • Invisibly wired arms: /
  • Wind resistant: up to 5 Beaufort
  • Width: up to 7 m
  • Projection: up to 3.5 m
  • Linkable: up to 12 m
  • Slope: 10° to 35°
  • Volant: 25 cm
  • Vario-volant: /

BX270

A reliable, established name. BX270 has a very compact case that can be perfectly integrated on any facade. The fully closed box protects the fabric from dirt and weather conditions. And with dimmable LED lighting, you always create the optimal atmosphere on your terrace.

Distinguishing features
  • Cabinet: fully enclosed
  • Design: ultra-compact, sleek and screwless
  • Mounting: on almost any surface
  • Integrated water drainage: in the front frame
  • Invisibly wired arms: /
  • Wind resistant: up to 5 Beaufort
  • Width: up to 7 m
  • Projection: up to 3.5 m
  • Linkable: up to 12 m
  • Slope: 10° to 35°
  • Volant: 25cm
  • Vario-volant: /

Cadiz

Cadiz exudes pure solidity. This awning has a robust shape and a high-end screen that optimally protects any terrace from excessive heat. Thanks to perfect cable tensioning and run-through, the articulated arm of this awning lasts even longer. And because of the invisibly wired arms, no cables are visible. You can choose to fit dimmable LED lighting in those arms, so you can stay outside even longer in the evening.

Distinguishing features
  • Cabinet: fully enclosed
  • Design: rounded, traditional and robust
  • Mounting: against the wall or ceiling
  • Integrated water drainage: in the front frame
  • Invisibly wired arms: yes
  • Wind resistant: up to 5 Beaufort
  • Width: up to 7 m
  • Projection: up to 4 m
  • Linkable: up to 12 m
  • Slope: 10° to 40°
  • Volant: 25 cm
  • Vario-volant up to 2 m

Praia

Design lover? Then our Praia might be for you. This awning is our only one without a closed or half-open box, but with an open system with a canopy. So you can always admire the beautiful round shapes of the system. A treat for the eye! With its new, ultra durable articulated arm, Praia lasts a tremendously long time. And this awning also enjoys invisibly wired arms and dimmable LED lighting.

Distinguishing features
  • Cabinet: open system with canopy
  • Design: round shapes
  • Mounting: against the wall
  • Integrated water drainage: in the front frame
  • Invisibly wired arms: yes
  • Wind resistant: up to 5 Beaufort
  • Width: up to 7 m
  • Projection: up to 4 m
  • Linkable: up to 12 m
  • Slope: 10° to 45°
  • Volant: 25 cm
  • Vario-volant: up to 2 m

Options

And as if all these advantages were not enough on their own, you can expand our awnings with numerous interesting options.

LED lighting

To enjoy your terrace even longer at night, you can fit our awnings with dimmable LED lighting in a variety of forms, depending on the type of awning you choose: as an LED strip in the case, in the arms, or in the front frame.

Heating

We provide not only the necessary light in the evening, but also warmth. You can choose heating for your awning, so you don’t have to go inside because of the cold when it’s still so cosy outside.

Sensors (wind, rain, sun)

Automate? That’s smart. With wind, rain, and sun sensors, your awning closes or opens automatically.

Volant or vario-volant 

And when the sun is low, sometimes you still have some extra shade. With a valance or vario-volant, you solve that problem.

Which awning is right for you?

Clearly, each of our awnings is bursting with benefits. But which solution is best suited to you and your terrace? To find out, you need to ask yourself a few questions. After all, each of our awnings has its own unique features.

  • How wide should the awning be?
  • How big should the dropout be?
  • Should the system be linkable to extend?
  • Want a solution for low sun?
  • Do I want sensors to automate my solution?
  • Want to add heating?
  • Do I want to integrate LED lighting?
  • How important do I consider the looks/design of the solution?

We make it easy for you. With this checklist, you will discover in one convenient overview which features each solution has.

Are you ready for a summer full of enjoyment? Our awnings will help you with the shade, cooling and protection you need. All that remains for you to do is to choose which awning best suits your needs. Find out from a Harol dealer near you or request a no-obligation quote directly.
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