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Sun & Rain Awnings

Once again in the UK the summer has not been the greatest. We have a couple of days of sun but then several days of cloud and rain. This can make things difficult for those who enjoy outdoor living.

Previously we have discussed about the use of Verandas and how they can provide an excellent garden shelter. There is now an alternative to this in the form of Sun & Rain Awnings.

The Sun & Rain Awning is a cross between a Veranda and a standard Patio Awning.  It consists of a cassette that is mounted to the wall and a slimline frame that is supported at the front edge by two posts. Read the rest of this entry »

Can You Use Awnings In The Rain?

So far this year we have had some fairly inconsistent weather. One moment it is glorious sunshine, then all too quickly it is raining. This can make enjoying the outdoors quite difficult!

There are many reasons why people would choose to have Awnings installed to their homes. Of course, the primary motive for an Awning would be to provide shade and protection from the sun.  Awnings do a great job of this. They can extend your home at the press of a button giving excellent UV protection as well as a cool retreat when then sun does come out! Awnings will also keep your home cool and furnishings protected from fading with the rays of the sun.

With all this inconsistent weather a lot of people are buying Awnings to use, not only for sun protection, but also for sheltering from the rain. Is this a wise choice?

A good quality Awning will provide shelter from the rain, the fabric, whilst not necessarily being waterproof, will not let water penetrate it unless there is a significant amount of water pooling on the fabric. If you were to let water pool on your fabric to this degree it would break the Awning! Read the rest of this entry »

Protect Your Home With Sun Awnings

Spring is in the air here in the UK. Finally the air feels warmer, the sun seems brighter and it is staying light later! Let us all hope for a good summer this year!

Now is a good time for you to start considering a purchase of a Sun Awning. Usually a custom made Sun Awning will take some weeks to manufacture, depending on the company that you use. The longer you leave it, the less likely you will have it during the busy summer months.

Sun Awnings are a great way to extend your home with the minimum of fuss and hassle. When the Awning is not in use it resides in a compact aluminium casing that can be quite discreet, depending on your frame colour choice. At the press of a button the Awning will extend giving a large area of shade and protection for the rays of the Sun.

Choosing a high quality Awning will not only guarantee that your Awning remains trouble free for many years, using high quality fabrics also give the best UV protection. Read the rest of this entry »

Patio Awnings – Awning Types

If you are looking at buying a Patio Awning you will find that there are several different types of Awning designs to choose from. Primarily these can be broken down into four main types.

Full Cassette Awnings

A fully cassetted Patio Awning is generally the most expensive Awning type that you can buy. A full cassette Patio Awning means that when the Awning is not in use, the fabric and arms and mechanisms all retract back into a sealed unit. When closed you are not able to see any of these parts. The benefit of choosing a full cassette Patio Awning is twofold. One reason is that the Awning will be protected from the elements far better than any other Awning type so it will look brand new each time you come to operate it. The second reason is that  full cassette Patio Awnings generally will look f Read the rest of this entry »

Awkward Sun Awning Installations

Sun Awnings provide excellent shade from the sun and shelter from light showers. They can provide you an area to sit outdoors, under shelter and they can keep your whole home cool as well as furnishings protected from the damaging UV rays of the sun.

The problem comes about when you do not have a flat wall to install your Sun Awning to. Fortunately there are several solutions that will allow you to install in these situations.

Bungalows are particularly awkward to install Sun Awnings to due to the lack of solid wall space. You should never install a Sun Awning on the top courses of bricks as the force will just pull the bricks away and end up causing damage to your property. Also there is the risk that the Sun Awning could collapse when this happens.

So what do you use if you are in this situation? Well, Sun Awning experts will use what is known as spreader plates. Read the rest of this entry »

Awnings for Homes

Sun Awnings have uses in variety of applications. Ideal for schools, restaurants, shops and offices to shade people, rooms or products from the sun. As well as these more commercial uses, Sun Awnings are the ideal investment for your home.

Awnings for homes brings to you something special. It is almost like having another room on your house that is fully retractable when not in use. At the press of a button your sun awning will extend offering you shade from the sun as well as providing shelter when there is light rain. On top of this your home remains cool and your furnishings protected.

UV rays from the sun damage furniture and cause skin damage so it is very important to be protected Read the rest of this entry »

Supply Only Sun Awnings

If you are looking for a high quality Sun Awning this summer then there are many choices available on the market today. If you are looking for a high quality Sun Awning product then you generally need to visit the top home improvement companies who offer a complete service from sale to survey to fitting to after-sales.

This often is a more than satisfactory solution for most people, however there are a lot of people that would like to save some money by surveying and installing a Sun Awning themselves. With the age of the internet it is easy to check out various model and styles and make a decision without the need of a sales representative.

The current Sun Awnings market in the UK is pretty divided at the moment. Read the rest of this entry »

Patio Awnings

Here in the UK over the last few days we have been blessed with some lovely sun shine. In fact, it is quite amusing how many people  I have heard complaining about the heat! Especially after we have had so many poor summers over the last few years!

It is uncommon to have such heat so early in the year but hopefully this is a sign that a good summer is at last on its way to us!

Sitting in the sun makes you realise its immense power and how important it should be to keep yourself and your children out of the sun for any length period of time. With the sun so high in the sky at this time of year it is often the case that dun damage can be caused right up to 8 in the evening! Something that doesn’t really happen towards the end of July to August when we usually see the hottest weather.

As you know, I am a strong believer in the use of Patio Awnings. Read the rest of this entry »

Patio Awnings

At the time of writing we are experiencing a pretty cold winter. Some of the weather conditions have ground the UK to a stop. It is hardly the time that people are thinking of Patio Awnings.

Now we are getting to the end of the worst of the weather, when the sun is shining you can once again begin to feel it’s warmth and it immediately makes you look towards the summer in the hope that this year, we will get a good one. Cold winters should equal warm summers. Also the laws of probability should state that due to the number of poor summers we have experienced we should be on for a hot one at last!

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Sun Awnings – The Best Time To Buy?

Well it has been a while since the last post. The summer has been a great disappointment for us in the UK as we have had poor weather for many years and this year we were promised something special. Unfortunately the sunny days have been few and far between and inconsistent weather has been prominent.

There is still a chance for some sun still this year and those who were planning to invest in a Sun Awning product may find that this poor summer has really worked too their advantage when considering a purchase of a Sun Awning. Read the rest of this entry »