Types of Awnings: Which Is Best?

Posted: August 24, 2022.

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Garden awnings are a great way of making the most of your outdoor living space, whether you’re entertaining friends or just want somewhere to relax. Providing a reliable source of shade, it means your garden can be used even in the height of summer without glare. With manual and motorised options available, you are able to choose the most suitable model for you and your property. 

The functionality of garden awnings doesn’t mean they compromise on style – there are many different colours and looks available to suit your requirements. This article will help steer you through the different options on the market so you can find the best type of garden awning for you and your property. 

retractable awnings

Retractable awnings

A retractable awning is a great choice if you want the flexibility of only using it when it’s required; easy operation means it can be retracted when the weather turns bad or you no longer need it extended out. The option to store the awning away when it’s not in use means that it can be protected in all weather conditions to avoid any damage. 

Depending on your requirements, patio awnings can be manual or motorised – the latter is controlled by the push of a button, meaning you can operate your awning with ease.

Sun canopies

Sun canopies are a good choice if you’re looking for an awning that will provide shelter from both the sun and the rain. They’re usually made from waterproof materials, so you won’t have to worry about getting caught in a sudden downpour. When it comes to the installation, you will need to make sure your sun canopy is properly secured so it can withstand windy weather – this is something an experienced professional will take care of for you to ensure it is safe to use.

Patio awnings

Perhaps you utilise your patio area as a place for your garden furniture, or maybe it is a space for the kids to play with their toys outdoors. Whatever you choose to use this area for, patio awnings provide ample shade from the sun’s rays so that you and your family can enjoy some outdoor living. This type of awning provides plenty of coverage over the patio so that your indoor and outdoor furniture, along with the patio itself, are protected from harmful UV rays that can otherwise bleach the surface.

A garden awning is more than just an accessory for your home, it is a necessity so that you can make the most of your garden space. Delivering on functionality and style, an awning is a worthwhile investment for your property that allows you to enjoy your outdoor living area for many years to come. 

For high-quality awning installation and repairs in Oxford, Aylesbury, Thame, Reading, Newbury and Basingstoke, look no further than our experienced team here at Shutter Spec Security. From your initial phone call right through to the final fitting, we are on hand every step of the way to ensure your new garden awning fits your exact requirements. With different styles available – including retractable awnings, sun canopies and patio awnings – you’ll be spoilt for choice when coming to us. 

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