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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

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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 
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Australian Owned

Founded in Sydney since 1987

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Best Installers

Installers are expertly trained in opening roof systems

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Builders Warranty

HBCF Insured

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Aluminium Construction

Guranteed never to rust

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Warranty on parts & Coatings

Range of options available

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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.

Christine from Annandale, July 2021

I do love my opening roof system. Although it's only a small one, it makes an enormous difference.

Lyn from Riverview, July 2021

It is a stunning structure, and the lighting is just fantastic for our surroundings. We have had a 100% increase in use of the space even now in winter as it is cosy and inviting at night and during the day. We just love it.

David from Balmain, June 2020

Really happy with the product and all aspects of the process from design to installation... great job.

Nicole from Dural, September 2020

It's refreshing to deal with a company that puts the customer first.  Everyone from the team in the office to the guys on-site, were fantastic to deal with.  The quality of work was excellent and they took time to discuss our options throughout the installation to ensure we had a space that was perfect for us.

Nicole from North Kellyville, December 2020

Very happy with my new opening roof.  Communication has been exceptional, office staff lovely, installers were professional and lovely.  Couldn't be happier.  Highly recommended.

Rich from Eastwood, June 2020

You guys have been great and I particularly want to call out how good Mark and Dean were in what they did.  Really impressive!

Andy from Burwood, August 2020

I would like to say a big thank you to you, Jason and Mark for the wonderful and amazing job you guys have done for my roof.  My girls are loving it and surely will enjoy the outdoor area more often than usual.

Antony from Caringbah South, November 2020

I'm very happy with the opening roof.  The entire process with ORS has been great.

Sue from Greenhills Beach, December 2020

Jason dropped past a couple of days ago with a lovely 'thank you' gift.  How very thoughtful and totally unexpected!  We are very happy with our opening roof, the job itself and the finished effect and will gladly recommend to friends.  Particular thanks to Jason, Lance and to Glen.

Tracy from Marrickville, December 2020

Please let the whole team from Jason to Lance, Grant and Mark know that I am very happy with the install.