Awning Canopies / August 26, 2019 / Charlene Kane
Whether you are located in a warm or cooler climate the outdoor areas are designed to be compatible with the interior rooms and add to the overall living space of the home. Outdoor designs have combined the qualities of nature with the comfort choices and integral detail of the indoor space designs. Outdoor design is being greatly influenced by the indoor design standards raising the overall design concept of the home. Outdoor space is defined shaped and limited by environmental structures like landscape areas fences patios gazebos arbors trellises and furnishings. The outdoor usable patio area when enclosed by a weather proof roof is further defined as a open room rather than an open space and also extends the usability of the patio during inclement weather.
Most standard canopy opening and closing functions are done by a manual crank with a handle that fold away out of site. There are retractable awning operational options for larger or custom made awnings that include an electric open/close control with or without a remote and weather sensor awning opening when rain is detected. These options are costly but maybe offset by their ease of operation. Valances side curtains and screening are just a few of the accessories available for the retractable awning. The beautiful patio retractable awning offers many benefits to the home occupants including protection from inclement and rainy weather extends use of the patio/deck area blocks health damaging Ultra Violet rays controls amount of sunlight shields undesirable views and reflected glare reduces fading and discoloration of drapes carpet and paintings and can reduce sun exposed interior heat gain by 70% to cut your cooling bills to name a few.
Canopies are always movable and pieces of which needs to be assembled. Awnings on the other hand may or may not movable. Umbrellas are the handiest due to size. There may be exceptionally larger umbrellas but in general these are small. Buy or Build? When you want to purchase patio awnings consider quality budget and style. How it looks like makes all the difference. This rule applies especially when the awning is intended to be attached where it is most visible. Budget and quality should work hand in hand. Do not settle for the cheapest right away. Look for items with remarkable quality at affordable prices. When you plan to build one of your own there are do it yourself or DIY packages you can order. Instructions are provided for every step. Building the corner posts and stands are first in the list.