When we think of window furnishings, we generally think of curtains and blinds - the standard interior styles with light, flowing fabric picked meticulously to match your décor. What doesn’t often come to mind is our outdoor patio awnings, despite the huge impact they have on your homes façade, and the protection they provide your interior. You can even use them to create your own outdoor room, and really make the most of your patio area. Our huge range of styles mean it’s easy to find one that suits your home.
What is an awning?
Before considering whether or not you should use them in your home, it pays to have a sound understanding of what makes an awning, and what different styles are available. Generally mounted to an exterior window, an awning will provide protection from the elements. Whilst they are often used to simply cover a window, these days there are a number of styles that create an outdoor room of sorts – such as retractable styles which act as a ceiling, or channel awnings which offer protection form the sides, as walls do.
Why should I use them in my home?
Our outdoor patio awnings aren’t just for aesthetics – they also perform a number of functions, so you can get the most bang for your buck.
Al fresco dining and entertaining is one of the great things we can take advantage of, living in such a beautiful country. The additional cover provided by awnings allows you to entertain in any weather, providing shade and protection from the suns harsh UV rays and glare, or even light rain.
- Climate control
Awnings don’t just protect you whilst you’re outside –our models offer improvements to your home's energy efficiency as well. This is done by blocking out heat during summer, keeping your interior cool so you don’t have to rely as much on the air con. During winter, they help keep heat from escaping your home, meaning you won’t need to rely as much on your electric or gas-powered heating.
- Many Styles Available
There’s no point investing in awnings if they won’t look good in your home. Our range comes with a huge selection of colours and designs, so it’s easy to find something that perfectly complements your existing architecture and styles.
- Protecting your home
Indoors or outdoors, excessive exposure to the elements can ruin your furniture. Whether its bleaching from the sun on your patio set – or even bleaching inside your home from glare through the windows – or mould and mildew from rain, awnings can provide your possessions with added protection.
If you’re looking for a way to improve your al fresco area, then outdoor patio awnings could be a perfect choice. Though not the first thing people consider when they plan an outdoor update, they have a huge range of benefits that make them a great option for any home. To see how awnings could work for you, contact our team of experts today!