Awnings

Awning Types, Materials and the Benefits

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 9:14 am

An awning is a type of shade made of canvas or some other material and they are stretched and fixed on a frame. Awnings are used for both stylish and practical reasons. Let us take an in-depth look at their style variations, fabric types and benefits of using.

Style Variations

Patio/Deck: As the name suggests, these are used for covering patio and decks. A patio or deck awning can either be retractable or fixed. The retractable ones are very popular for their range of flexibility. Most of the times these are motorised thus can be retracted and extended with just a push of a button. On the other hand the fixed ones are spread on a single frame and thus cannot be retracted or extended. A patio/deck awning is made of sturdy materials to withstand extreme heat.

Window: These are mostly retractable but not all of them are motorised. A more traditional window awning is operated using a rope or tape cord lock. These are quite versatile and work well for both classic and contemporary style windows. (more…)

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An Awning for a More Enjoyable Outdoor Space

Posted on September 9, 2014 at 2:14 pm

Awnings can be really beneficial in the summer and keeping the heat or sunshine out of your face can help you enjoy the outdoors even more. When you’re trying to enjoy a meal outdoors, the last thing you want is the sun shining directly in your eyes, and an awning can take away the impact of the sunshine.

If you have an area of decking or perhaps a patio with a table area than an awning is a must, especially if you have a southerly facing garden. There are plenty of different options and you can find an awning using transparent fabric. This basically means that the area doesn’t turn dark, instead the sunshine is kept out of your eyes, but not all of it, and it is still be fairly well lit.

It basically means that you’re not escaping summer; you’re merely escaping the annoying harsh light that is prominent in the summer months.

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