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The joy of awnings

Gardens are a haven for joy and happiness in lots of ways – Relaxation, eating supper al fresco, connecting with nature, relishing a hobby, looking wondrously over a beautifully created landscape, and many more.  But, depending on where you live, the weather can sometimes make it difficult to fully enjoy your garden. This is where an awning amplifies the outdoor experience. With a good quality awning, you can stay cool much longer during the hottest days, remain dry in the rain, and spend time outside more often throughout the year, whilst doing the things you love the most.

In this blog, we’ll explore the benefits of an awning and how it can help you make the most of your garden throughout the year.

Protection from the elements

The primary payback of an awning is that it offers protection from pouring rain, chilly wind, or the scorching hot sun (Remember the 30° highs of 2022). Imagine an outdoor living space where you can simply block out the glare from a low-lying sun, cut out 99% of UVB rays at the height of the day, or build-in infrared heaters to keep the cool at bay when the evening sun has long set.  The best quality awnings are designed specifically to deliver on all the above. Did you know for example that being in direct sunlight can make it feel 10-15 degrees warmer. This is why air temperature is always measured in the shade. (See the Met Office explanation, ‘Why we measure temperature in the shade?’)

More living space

An awning can also serve as an extension of your indoor living space. A real boon on a well-furnished patio designed for entertaining or simply whiling the hours away indulging in a good book. Equipped with first-class accessories, such as LED lighting, smart sensors which respond to the weather conditions, so you don’t have to lift a finger, and additional side screens installed for side sun and wind protection you really do have the opportunity to create an outdoor space that delivers a relaxing ambience and greater privacy.

Customisation

Another great benefit of an awning is that it can be customised to suit your needs and preferences. There are plenty of options to choose from. Automated or hand- cranked. Full-cassette, half-cassette, or open. There are options with trims to coordinate specific architectural styles, combined with a plethora of colours choices and fabric patterns. Bear in mind that lighter colours are better at reflecting heat, while darker colours tend to absorb heat. Nonetheless, both will provide shade and drop the temperature of a patio.

Do awnings increase property value?

According to Caribbean Blinds, one of the quality manufacturers we supply and install, the garden can equate to 20 pc of the value of your home. Therefore, it makes perfect sense to consider outdoor living as a fundamental of family life. Trends in landscaping projects that incorporate dedicated outdoor living spaces equipped with features to extend the time spent outside in the garden support this notion. A recent report by Fact.MR indicates that outside the US, the UK is the second largest market for house awnings, and is steadily growing with the increasingly warmer summer weather.

In conclusion, an awning is a great investment for anyone who loves their garden and wants to enjoy it for longer periods throughout the year. With protection from the weather, more living space, customisation options, and increased curb appeal, an awning can enhance your life and those of your friends and family as an attractive, functional, and relaxed environment to enjoy.

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