If you have patio doors and enjoy making the most of spending time outside, you may have thought about installing an awning. There are many benefits to installing awnings, but with so many rival products on the market, it can be hard to know if it’s the right decision for you and your home.
To help you determine whether an awning is an appropriate investment, Concord Blinds put together this quick guide detailing everything you need about awnings and what they can offer you.
Quick, Easy Cover Come Rain or Shine: Awnings
First of all, let’s discuss what an awning is. You might be familiar with them on the side of caravans, mobile homes, on the front of shops, or even on overseas villas, but they’re great for use right here in the UK, too.
Awnings are essentially pieces of fabric that are affixed to the side of your home. They were used throughout history due to their versatility and stylish aesthetic, and despite the designs evolving this hasn’t changed over the years. They are undeniably practical, offering shelter from the rain or harsh sun whilst still allowing you to either sit or cook outside. They also keep things like barbecues, bikes, shoes, and furniture dry and free from UV-induced fading.
Whatever the weather, awnings can adapt. Should you not require shade or cover, most standard awnings nowadays are retractable. This means you can simply roll it back in seconds and then bring it back out when it’s needed.
What Would I Gain from Having an Awning?
There are so many benefits that awnings offer, especially in the UK where the weather is unpredictable, to say the least! In summer you can extend your awning out and place seats under the fabric to allow you and your guests to shelter from the sun. Alternatively, you can use it for cover from the rain when the temperature is still nice enough to sit outside.
Thinking of entertaining? An awning is perfect because you don’t need to worry about the Great British weather ruining your barbecue, buffet, or gathering. You can carry on cooking and entertaining no matter the weather.
On top of this, awnings can also help you keep the sun out of your house. British homes are built to retain heat which means the sun streaming in for hours on end in summer can result in your home feeling like an oven. Rolling out your awning can prevent the rays from getting through the glass in your home’s windows/doors, allowing you to have more control of your home’s temperature.
As mentioned, when you want to retract the awning, you can do so simply and within seconds. Unlike a canopy or a gazebo, there’s no troublesome building process, need to anchor the material down, or find somewhere to store it. Awnings are fixed onto your house, making them one of the most streamlined and durable options that won’t impede on your garden.
So, How Can Concorde Blinds Help?
If you’re wowed by the benefits of awnings and are thinking of getting one, we can help. We offer a wide selection of awning fabrics, prints, colours, and patterns to enhance your garden, and we can make a bespoke awning to suit you. We make all our awnings in Milton Keynes and ship nationwide.