Retractable roof

The Amsterdam Arena with the retractable roof opened and closed

A retractable roof is a roof system designed to roll back the roof on tracks so that the interior of the facility is open to the outdoors.[1] Retractable roofs are sometimes referred to as operable roofs or retractable skylights. The term operable skylight, while quite similar, refers to a skylight that opens on a hinge, rather than on a track.

Retractable roofs are used in residences, restaurants and bars, swim centres, and other facilities wishing to provide an open-air experience at the push of a button.

History

The U.S. Patent 3,277,619 in August 1963 for a movable and remotely controllable roof section for houses and other types of buildings. [2] As Rollamatic was founded five years earlier, the first installation of a motorized retractable roof must be between 1958 and 1963.

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