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What are fixed Chromadek IBR awnings?

Awnings are a popular option in South Africa because they offer year-round protection from the elements and allow for the extension of living space into the outdoors. There are many different types of awnings, including adjustable louvre awnings, door awnings, window awnings and fixed awnings. You may have heard some version of the term fixed Chromadek IBR awnings, which is what we’re going to look at in more detail here.

What are fixed Chromadek IBR awnings?

What is a fixed awning?

An awning is an overhang that is a secondary covering attached to the exterior wall of a building. A fixed awning is an alternative to an adjustable awning. In other words, the roof is fixed and there are no slats that can be opened or closed. This is ideal for patios, courtyards, walkways and carports where fully functional water and light control is needed. They create consistent shade and protection from rain and hail.

What is Chromadek®?

Chromadek® is widely used in South Africa and is often recommended by contractors, engineers and architects for roofing because of its durability and quality. It’s the registered trademark for the range of organic coated steels manufactured by ArcelorMittal. Chromadek® is produced with a minimum zinc coating of Z200 and has a top coat paint system that has been specifically developed for the harsh African sun. Here are some of the advantages of Chromadek®:

  • Produced in IBR, widespan and corrugated profiles.
  • Can be bullnosed or rounded.
  • Installations are quicker than conventional construction methods.
  • Reduced maintenance costs due to the paint system protecting the steel for many years.
  • Long-lasting, durable edge protection.
  • Less prone to formability cracking, which leads to corrosion issues.
  • Has undergone certified testing to comply with technical specifications

What is IBR?

The acronym IBR stands for inverted box rib profile, as it has a square fluted profile that is ideal for residential, commercial and industrial buildings. IBR roof sheeting is available in different colours, sizes and finishes and is an affordable roofing option compared to other types. It has a standard width of 686mm and a height/thickness of between 30 and 80mm. The length can be cut to specifications. IBR roofing is a go-to option in South Africa because of the versatility of its application. In addition to Chromadek ® IBR, it is also possible to get opaque polycarbonate IBR sheets, which can be used together in the construction of a fixed awning. The advantage of clear polycarbonate is that allows for diffused light to filter into the covered area without forming hotspots. It creates a similar effect to that of fluorescence lighting. 

Now you know the secret ingredients of the renowned King Brands fixed elegant awnings. If you’d like to get a quote on the best fixed Chromadek IBR awnings your money can buy, contact us today.

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