Here are some of the most common questions people ask before they buy and install a new opening roof system.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will it rust?
NEVER! Our product is made out of aluminium and will not rust.
What are the advantages of an Eclipse Opening Roof system?

There are many advantages. Our system helps control wind, light and glare; it shades the building without blocking out light into adjoining rooms; the louvres provide ventilation – great on hot days; it keeps the building cooler in summer and warmer in winter thus conserving energy cost; it enhances outdoor experiences; it offers louvre positioning options that can be positioned for optimal light manipulation; it increases the investment value of your property.

What is a powder coated finish?

Powder coating is tougher than conventional paint. It’s a special process of applying dry-powder paint electrostatically, then curing the surface to create a hard finish. This finish is typically used for modern aluminium windows, doors and pool fencing.

What colours can I choose from for my opening roof?

You can choose from over 60 powder coated finish colours and an anodised finish where required. For best aesthetic effect we recommend that the louvres be finished in a colour similar to the eaves which. Supporting material (i.e. beams and posts) can also be manufactured to suit.

Can you arrange the council application, if this is required?
Yes. In fact, we prefer to take care of this for you to ensure that the whole process goes smoothly from start to finish.
Are you fully insured and licenced?
Yes, you can have complete peace of mind in choosing us. Home Under NSW law, Owner Warranty insurance is mandatory for projects over $20k. We are a licenced provider and comply with these regulations.
Do you provide ongoing service and maintenance?
Yes. We have a dedicated service technician who knows our product intimately to resolve any issues you may have in the future. We are proud to say that we can service the first opening roof systems we built more than 25 years ago.
Is the Eclipse Opening Roof suitable for small or large areas?

Both. Large areas can be divided into sections, all controlled with a single controller.

We have an odd-shaped area, can you put louvres on an angle?
We can work with any angle. Our Design Consultants will consider the angle and our product specification when designing your opening roof system.
My building is not a typical construction - would the louvres still work?

Yes. In most cases, the louvres will still operate properly. The Eclipse Opening Roof is a flexible system – see our project gallery for our past projects.

What's the maximum area that your roof system can cover?

Unlimited. The Eclipse System has been designed to be completely flexible so it can be customised to cover a small patio to a football ground, and more.

Will the Eclipse Opening Roof make my rooms dark when closed?

The benefit of the system is that you can leave the roof open. In times of rain the roof can remain partially open to allow light to come in.

How long will it take to install?
It generally takes around 8-10 weeks from when we receive your deposit so we can check measure your area as well as ordering the material required for your opening roof.
I want to built it myself - can you supply the materials?

Yes. We provide custom DIY kits with full instructions.

Pre-Purchase Checklist

Opening roof near harbour

Things to consider before you buy an opening roof

Not all opening roof systems are the same!

Designing and installing an opening roof isn’t something to be taken lightly. It’s a long term investment that can add substantial value into your asset. The main things to consider when comparing your options:

  • Materials and build quality
  • Maintenance and ease of use
  • Australian warranty and technical support
  • Professional design, consultation and planning of the installation
  • Qualified and insured installers 

Australian Owned

Founded in Sydney since 1987


No Sub-Contractors

Only our own expertly trained and employed installers


Builders Warranty

HBCF Insured


Aluminium Construction

Guranteed never to rust


Warranty on parts & Coatings

Range of options available

Opening roof near pool area


Our Vision

Achieving the pinnacle of high quality, custom designed opening roof systems

Through the passion and dedication of our management team and staff, Opening Roof Specialists will be around for generations to come. Our business is based on trust and the positive outcome of each project we complete.

Glen from Caringbah South, June 2020

What an absolute pleasure of a Company to deal with ... from the opening quote with Jason and his patience with my many questions and a second re-visit to clarify further some change in plans... to Lance with the final measure & detailed explanation of how they were going to install my roof... to Kerrie & Sharon in the office with payments & updates on where my job was progressing in the queue... even got to chat to Alex the owner who helped facilitate my job a bit quicker to have...

Jeff at Carrs Park, February 2020

Thanks for the great job.  Carl and Tim were fantastic.

Lee from Bulli, February 2020

Louvres look great; guys who installed it were very good to deal with (as were Jason and Lance).

Ellen from Forestville, November 2019

I keep going onto the balcony purely to enjoy the new experience. Dale and Dara not only did an excellent job, they were very pleasant and trustworthy and it was all good fun as well as hard work.

Scott from West Pymble, September 2019

Many thanks to Greg, Sharon and the team at Opening Roof Specialists. Very professional and most helpful in getting our pergola up and working properly. Greatly appreciate your service & expertise.

Peter from Castlecrag, August 2019

We had Opening Roof Specialists install a roof to replace a shade sail we had. We cannot speak too highly of the way they went about the process, removing the sail and installing the roof. Mark was the main installer and he had a couple of on-site improvements that he made to make things fit in and work better. He could not have been more helpful.

Greg from Picnic Point, July 2019

We would sincerely like to thank you for the wonderful job you have done for us. We discovered you at the Home Show and have been impressed with the professionalism every one of your employees has shown. Thank you to Jason (our original contact) and to Carl and Dara (the installers) who were wonderful and so informative. We will highly recommend your services to anyone looking to put in an opening roof.

Rebecca from Bondi, July 2019

Being home with a newborn and having the installation made me a little nervous but the boys were nothing but respectful and courteous! We will definitely be recommending you and the team to our friends and family and want to especially thank Dean and Tim for everything.

Rebecca from Bondi, July 2019

Dean and Tim went above and beyond the call of customer service to deliver not only an exceptional product (we love our roof already!) but also the highest level of customer service. Dean was able to explain progress of the roof throughout the time he was here and the guys seemed to work together effortlessly to deliver on time and leave our premises in an impeccable condition.

Rebecca from Bondi, July 2019

Can I take this opportunity to commend the work that Dean and Tim have put into our installation over the last couple of days. Never before have we worked with such a diligent, hardworking, knowledgeable and considerate team of people.