Patio awnings provide shade and shelter from the elements, extending the use of your outdoor space all year round. With so many options available for you to choose, keep these tips in mind when deciding on an awning solution to complement your home and meet all of your requirements.
Read our top tips to consider when choosing an awning for your patio or garden:
1. Awning Types
Choosing what awning is needed is down to size and use of outdoor space:
2. Electric or Manual Awning?
Choosing between either manual or motorised awnings depends on the level of convenience needed and your budget requirements. Electric awnings provide the ultimate convenience as they can be controlled with a remote or from your smartphone. Our Weinor awning range operates smoothly and quietly. For optimum levels of practicality, add BiConnect sensors, automatic weather sensors which can detect sun, wind and rain and open or close accordingly. Manual awnings are retracted via a manual crank and provide customisable sunshade in the most affordable way.
Different materials meet different requirements and styles. The two most common material are outdoor weatherproof fabric and aluminium:
4. Size of awning
While this may sound simple, in order to get the most use from your awning you need to make sure that not only is your awning large enough to provide adequate shade but that it’s positioned correctly in order to provide shade throughout the day. Our awning specialists carry out a full technical survey to ensure once fitted, your awning is positioned perfectly.
5. Vertical Awnings
If providing all day shade is of extra importance or if you need to increase the privacy of your outdoor area the addition of vertical awnings is a great choice. Vertical awnings, or side awnings, offer elegant, vertical sun protection and privacy. They can be added to any Weinor or non-Weinor awning, patio roof, pergola awning, or conservatory.
Awnings with Crocodilla…
With so many awning options and accessories to choose from, we understand it can be a daunting decision. If you’re thinking of adding an awning to your home or business contact the team at Crocodilla and book a free site survey. Our professional and expert team will work with you to determine the best awning for your property based on the size, use of space and budget. Get in contact with us today and let us know how we can help you.