WEO® Brise-Soleil is a contemporary architectural feature used for reducing discomfort caused by direct sunlight. It enables users to enjoy natural light without letting the heat in!
Brise-Soleil, or sunshade, systems are often used in designing HEQ (High Environmental Quality) or "low-energy" buildings in order to regulate the penetration of sun rays inside the residence or workspace.
These profiles are decorative. They have no waterproofing or insulation properties for the building. Brise-Soleil systems can be used for all types of public spaces, commercial buildings, and single and multi-family homes without any restrictions. Fire rating not applicable.
As an exceptional benefit, the co-extruded protective coating resists fading for over 20 years, and keeps its wood appearance with remarkable colour intensity.
Just like WEO co-extruded composite woods, our Brise-Soleil systems are protected by a thin layer of UV-resistant polymers.
Maintenance is kept to a minimum. The external appearance of the building remains unchanged throughout the years.
WEO® Brise-Soleil systems are offered in two exotic wood colours: Teak and Ipe.
The WEO® Brise-Soleil range is composed of two distinct components: a rectangular composite wood profile and a 2-mm thick aluminium reinforcement (20x30, 40x40 and 50x50 mm) that fits the Brise-Soleil profile.
The aluminium reinforcement supports bending forces exerted between the two support points, thus limiting the deformation of the profile to less than 1.5 mm.
WEO® Brise-Soleil systems are always delivered with their aluminium reinforcements.
The maximum spacing between the two supports cannot exceed 3 m or 50 cm for overhangs.
WEO® Brise-Soleil systems may be directly fastened on a wooden or metal wall using self-drilling screws or stainless-steel rivets.
Stainless steel screws, at least 5 mm in diameter, must be fastened in the aluminium tube provided with the profile.
Using 4.8 mm diameter rivets is also possible.
WEO® Brise-Soleil systems may be fastened onto concrete walls or metal structures using stainless steel brackets.
The connection point with the WEO® profile must always be on the aluminium tube.
Bolts with cover nuts or stainless-steel rivets ensure fastening on the bracket.
Brackets can offer variable angles in order to change the orientation of the Brise-Soleil system on the façade.
End caps of the same colour and the same material as the WEO® Brise-Soleil systems are available in both colours to guarantee a neat finish.
Caps clip on at the ends of profiles. Adding adhesive for better adherence is recommended.
The aluminium tube must be adjusted accordingly to enable proper cap positioning.