The weather is getting hotter and sunnier, and you may not always use your patio, as it may be too hot and uncomfortable for the day. However, installing a patio awning is one way to enjoy your patio all year round regardless of the weather. Awnings can dramatically improve your outdoor spaces, making them enjoyable and livable.
Awnings can also protect your outdoor furniture and window frames from the outside elements. Before, tacky striped awnings used to be the only choice for people. However, now you can choose from a wide range of stylish patio awnings to complement your home’s look and make your patio more usable. Learn about the different types of patio awnings and choose the right awning for your home.
You can choose these awnings if you are searching for something permanent for your home. A fixed awning is durable, able to cover a large area, and can withstand more weather elements like strong winds and rains because it stays in place. During the winters, you will need to remove the fabric, leaving behind the visible metal frame. This might not be preferred by most of us aesthetically. However, the benefit of this awning is that you do not need to roll it out when you want to use it because it is always providing shade for you. Since it is fixed to your home permanently, it provides stability and ease of use.
It is probably the most popular awning, as it can be rolled out when you want to use it and folded up when not in use. You can use these awnings throughout the fall, spring, and summer depending on the fabric you choose. These awnings do not have to be removed in the winter.
However, you should consult with the awning company about the fabric used and how they are built to find out if you can leave these awnings retracted throughout the winter. You will have to retract the awning in if the rain or wind becomes too harsh. Some models have sensors, which will automatically retract the awning when the weather becomes bad.
You can choose this awning if you do not want to install a patio awning to the side of your house. These transportable awnings are built for convenience. They can be easily moved from one location to another location for optimal coverage from the light showers and sun. These awnings are bigger than a patio umbrella. They come with double sided awnings and a central frame. Depending on how large it is, you can store this awning in your garage, garden shed or leave it closed in your patio’s corner.