All about awnings

A Guide to Patio Awnings

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Your patio is a place where you can relax with your friends and family during the warmer period of the year. In order to keep you and your loved ones in the cool shade, patio awnings can be utilized. They are also a way to keep yourself dry during the colder and wetter months of year. Put simply, a patio awning can extend your house outside.

Awnings that fit over your patio are obvious visual features. It is for this reason that you need to choose an awning which has a color, pattern and style which suits your house. There all sorts of different awning styles that you can buy and you are sure to find one that matches your taste.

The fabric of the awning is an important consideration. Some fabrics are high in UV protection which enables children to play in the shade during hot days. Others not only provide the protection from the sun but also keep the air cool underneath. For people who like to cook and entertain, fireproof awnings are a must.

Retractable Awnings Keep Heat Out Of Your Home.

Friday, March 14th, 2008

Retractable awnings make a fine addition to any home, and are a great way to add functionality to your awnings. Retractable awnings are useful for a range of purposes.

Awnings and patio covers and other ways of providing shade to windows and other parts of the house come in a variety of shapes and sizes. What are the benefits of a retractable awning over a fixed awning?

Of course a fixed awning is really hard to get down, because it’s fixed. A fixed window cover will work well to keep the shade out, but if the weather gets a little stormy they are a real problem. In high winds fixed awnings will thrash around and perhaps get torn or even get dragged from the house and trashed. Damage to your awnings and house is a real possibility.

Now you could get up there and take your awnings down if there is a storm coming, but realistically who is going to do that? It’s quite common to get damage to fixed awnings in storms.

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