5 Benefits of Having an Awning that You Probably Didn’t Know About

  • By Catherine Dove
  • 11 Aug, 2016

Think about relaxing in your garden, a book in one hand and a cocktail in the other, soaking in the summer and enjoying the scenery. However, this blissful scene can often be ruined with a simple drizzle or an uncomfortably hot sun. Awnings can be the ultimate solution for these problems, ensuring you take advantage of the living space you have, not having to worry about the elements.

There are many advantages to residential awnings that you may not have considered, so we have a few reasons here to help you out:


1/ Protection from the sun in more than one way

Shading is important to keep your body at a comfortable temperature, ensuring you do not overheat, whilst also sheltering you from harmful UV rays. The awning can help decrease your outdoor area by over 20 degrees. This can also save a lot of energy - heat gain through windows is one of the main reasons why houses need air conditioning. In some climates, homeowners can expect to save up to 50% of cooling energy just by using an awning. The idea may sound simple but it can save you money on your energy bills.


2/ Protection from other elements

Awnings are sturdy enough to withstand heavy rain, wind and even snow in many situations! In England you never quite know how the weather might turn out. Therefore an awning can ensure you still enjoy that BBQ or garden party without drizzles or a cold wind becoming bothersome. Make the most of your outdoor space, whatever the weather.


3/ Redefine the aesthetics of your outdoor area

Awnings can create a relaxing ambience in your garden, with your garden and house appearing more spacious. The style and colour of your awning has no limits, ensuring added sophistication to your house, no matter the style of architecture. The  shape, light, colour, texture, graphics and structure of your awning can be incorporated into a modern, unique and bespoke design - almost any shape can be created. Curb appeal is particularly important when selling your home, and the attractiveness of an awning will help increase your chance of selling.

4/ The perfect social space

An awning does not just benefit your home, but also creates a great social space for your family, friends and relatives to catch up, dine and relax. From simple sun awnings to large freestanding awnings,  the shaded area creates an enigmatic space to gather.


5/ Functionality and ease

You may think awnings might be impractical and hard to use, however all our awnings are designed to fit your needs and make your life as easy as possible. With just a touch of a button, retractable awnings can be moved, whilst their sturdiness yet flexibility means they can be changed to any angle or direction that you desire.


Awnings are easy to maintain, so their functionality and aesthetic benefits will last a long time. Their simple design make them a timeless addition to your home and for less money than you may think. With modern designs, durable materials and quality engineering, external shading offers a practical and reliable investment that you don’t want to miss out on.


Get in contact on 0118 9770 220 or get in touch here to discuss with our experts how a bespoke awning can benefit your home.


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