WEO® Brise-Soleil is a contemporary architectural feature used to reduce discomfort caused by direct sunlight. It enables users to enjoy natural light without letting the heat in!
Brise-Soleil, or sun shade, 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 work space.
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, 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 imperatively be fastened in the aluminium tube provided with the profile.
It is also possible to use 4.8 mm diameter rivets.
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 direction 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 offered in both colours to guarantee a neat finish.
Caps clip on at the ends of profiles. It is recommended to add adhesive for better adherence.
The aluminium tube must be adjusted accordingly to enable proper cap positioning.