With summer fast approaching why not enhance your home and garden by installing high quality sun awnings or patio awnings in a vibrant attractive fabric design.
When selecting awnings, you will need to take into consideration a number of factors. If the awnings are going to be used often, then the addition of a motor and remote control will make far more sense. In contrast, if the sun awnings are only going to be used two or three times a year than a manually operated awning will be more than sufficient.
Selecting awnings also requires a number of further considerations to be made.
Design – Depending upon the space available to install the awnings, and the levels of shade that are required a number of awning types are available. For example, to provide shade to a patio area, retractable awnings are extremely popular because they fix to the wall and require no supports to take the weight of the awnings meaning the full patio area can be utilized. When looking to provide shade to a window, drop arm awnings are more suitable as they do not protrude away from the wall to the same extent as a retractable awning.
Selecting the awning fabric is easy thanks to the vast number of design and colour s available to choose form. For the homeowner looking to add colour to the garden, bright vibrant colours are available, or for a more muted natural pattern, they may also be specified so there really is an awning fabric to suit all designs.
Budget – With awnings varying vastly in their cost, it will pay to do some research and shop around online. It may sound obvious but the more expensive the awning, the higher the quality will likely be. Cheap awnings are often constructed form inferior quality parts and will not stand the elements as well as awnings made from far higher grades of materials. In addition to quality, the size of the awnings and the method of controlling them will also influence the cost. Electric awnings with sun and wind sensors will cost far more than a basic hand operated awning, so to avoid overspending, ask yourself if they are worth it.
Installation Location– The most popular location to install home awnings is over the patio area. If space is limited this may be the only place suitable for them. For larger properties, ensure that the sun awnings are installed in a location that will provide the optimum levels of shade throughout the day. There is no point going to the expense of install awnings if the y only offer shade for a small part of the day, so take your time and look how the sun moves across the sky during the day and this will give a good indication as to the best location to install them.
Availability – Remember that bespoke awnings direct that are made to your specifications and time must be allowed to make them. Often the lead time is around six weeks, so to avoid disappointment, be sure to order them well in advance of the arrival of the summer sun so as to maximise their usage. For basic, off the shelf sun awnings, they can be delivered in only a couple of days, but as the sizes and fabrics are limited, they do not suit all applications.