What are the benefits of outside patio awnings this summer?
Long, summer days are made for barbecues and garden parties. And patio awnings can help you make the most of outdoor living space in all weathers – perfect for the great British summer! But shading you from the sun isn’t the only benefit of a patio awning for your garden. Read on to find out more.
A patio awning is a great way to enhance your home’s exterior and improve the look of your garden. There are different designs and a wide range of materials available, to suit all tastes and styles.
Better use of space
If you plan to make use of your garden this summer, it’s important to use the space well. A patio awning can help you to optimise your outdoor space as well as freeing up the rooms indoors. It can provide a sheltered area akin to an extra room in the house, with multiple uses, from dining area to workspace.
Sun protection and shelter
A patio awning provides shade and protection from the sun’s blazing rays, as well as helping you enjoy the garden even in the wind or rain. You can create a breakaway area where you can sit in the shade when the sun gets too much, and feel comfortable inviting guests to your garden in all weathers – a safer way to socialise in Covid times.
A patio awning doesn’t just provide shade for people. It will also protect and preserve your window frames, wooden doors, patio furniture and decking from the elements, extending their useful life. And it will help your interiors too, shielding your curtains and soft furnishings from the effects of the sun, so that the colours don’t fade.
Types of awnings: which one is right for your home?
There is a wide and varied range of different patio awnings available to choose from, including:
- Retractable awnings. These can be extended or retracted whenever you like, so you’re free to enjoy the shade when you need it. As well as the flexibility this brings, you can opt to let the sun and heat into your home when it suits you, which could save you money on energy bills. Retractable awnings can be operated mechanically or electronically, depending on the model you choose.
- Canvas awnings. Attractive and easy to clean, canvas awnings have a classic style that will look good in any garden.
- Glass awnings. An elegant choice for your garden, glass awnings let the light in while providing a shelter outdoor space.
- Free standing shades. These allow you to be flexible about where to locate your shaded area.
At Allegro Blinds, we’re happy to help you with any questions you may have about patio awnings. Contact us to discuss your needs or arrange a home visit and quote.