About Winterlite

Winterlite restricts direct sunlight during the summer months while allowing light and warmth to penetrate during winter, providing a wide range of shading variations suitable for almost any outdoor setting.

Why Winterlite?

Protection

Winterlite controls both light and heat, offering protection from damaging sunlight. Its durable aluminium construction and secure mounting method mean peace of mind, as Winterlite protects cars, boats and other valuable investments from vandalism and the damaging effects of weather. Winterlite is also fireproof.

Shade

Summer fun and swimming are great, but sunburn and other effects of overexposure to the sun are not. Winterlite shields you from sun and heat in summer and holds warm air in winter.

Gardening

As well as protecting from sun damage, Winterlite also allows moisture through – making it perfect for nurseries, gardens, or any location with growing plants.

Living

Winterlite is great for outdoor living areas, providing shade from direct sun, keeping entertaining areas cool and comfortable and providing shelter from wind. Available in a range of colours to complement your home, Winterlite is a simple and economical solution to outdoor living.

Privacy

Privacy is an important consideration in any modern suburban environment. Winterlite obscures vision, traps light, and reduces noise levels, offering an invaluable feeling of seclusion to your home.

Easy to install

Winterlite is easy to install, with DIY instructions supplied – and the Homeplus Improvements experts are available to assist with advice and configuration to tailor the screens to your home.

Made in South Australia

Winterlite screens are an attractive, affordable, and low-maintenance screening solution that adds value to your home. The aluminium panels are manufactured at our Hindmarsh facilities and then they are powder coated by our local Powder Coaters, Seaforth Powder Coaters.

Winterlite Specifications

Panel Sizes:
3m X 800mm (2.4m2)
2.4m X 800mm (1.92m2)

Wind Loadings:
Correctly installed, Winterlite will withstand cyclonic winds to AS 1170.2 – Region C, Category 2.

Joining Panels:
Overlap on width (long edge) is 40 mm
Overlap on ends is approximately 15mm
Panels can be riveted together.

Winterlite Aluminium Structural Channel:
An aluminium structural frame which provides support to any application.  This channel is available in 3.25m lengths to provide for a mitred edge and if required there is a 6.5m option for applications involving more than one sheet.

The channel allows for a maximum unsupported span of 2.4m in low wind area and a 1.8m in high wind area if using as a privacy screen.  The maximum rafter spacing if being used as a pergola covering is 1.2m.

The Design
The extrusion is essentially a “U” channel which creates a snug fit around the Winterlite sheet, without detracting from the aesthetics of the product.  An aluminium connecting piece, called a corner stake, allows for the channel to be connected smoothly.  The corner stake can be used either as a flat stake or 90 degree angle.

Fixing Details
The Winterlite sheets are fixed to the channel using an aluminium pop rivet, with a diameter of 3.2mm and grip range no less than 6.4mm at approximate spacings of 200mm.

It is possible to secure the channel to the post or beam through the side of the channel, with a self tapping screw or dyna bolt, depending on the surface material the frame is being fastened to.

Winterlite DIY

Winterlite Pergola Coverings
Installation GuideDownload PDF
Winterlite Vertical Privacy Screens
Installation GuideDownload PDF

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