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Enjoying a Patio Awning

Now that the Christmas period is well and truly behind us, we can now all look forward to the nicer weather arriving.

Now is the ideal time to consider purchasing a Patio Awning and having it installed in good time for the sunny spring weather.

A Patio Awning has many functions. It looks smart and protects you and your furnishings from the UV rays of the sun. It keeps the glare out of your room and provides an area of shelter to sit under if you are outdoors. 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 »

Garden Shelters

Getting outdoors is great for everyone but often the weather can stop us from really enjoying ourselves. Here is where a garden shelter can create the perfect outdoor atmosphere.

Primarily garden shelters provide shelter from either the sun or rain. Most shelters will do both. Patio Awning are really good garden shelters as you can choose to have them out when you need them and put them away into a nice and tidy cassette when you no longer require it. This is all done at the press of a button so it makes things really easy.

Patio Awnings are generally designed for providing shelter from the sun however they can be also used in light rain. Generally the angle of the awning should be greater than 14 degrees which will allow the water to effectively run off the Awning. This stops water pooling on the fabric which will lead to damage. You can use you Awning with less pitch than this, however you will need to be even more vigilant to stop water pooling. 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 »

Sun Blinds for Home and Gardens

The Sun is currently shining in the UK and people are getting outdoors to enjoy the nice weather. What we tend to forget during the winter months is how powerful the heat from the sun really is and how important it is to keep ourselves shaded. In addition to this, getting home to a hot stuffy house is rarely a nice experience.

By using the correct shading systems you can enjoy outdoors and keep your home cool even on the hottest of days.

Awning for home

Awnings are a great type of shading system as they offer 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 »