Awning Ideas / February 22, 2019 / Aurora Hess
Retractable awnings allow you to have fun outside without getting burnt by the sun or overheating. They let you create a comfortable space outdoors to enjoy in the summertime. Patio awnings as well as those on porches and decks make it possible to eat a meal outdoors or sit in the shade where there would normally be none. Awnings keep you cool without having to spend a lot of money. In fact retractable awnings can actually save you money on energy costs by cooling your home. Because awnings block the sun s rays and cool your home you won t need the air conditioner as much and energy costs will go down. Plus you re helping out the environment. Retractable awnings also protect furniture and carpets from fading due to excessive sun exposure. Patio awnings protect windows and doors from weather damage and provide shelter and protection when you leave the house especially on rainy days. Stand under the patio awning while you open your umbrella or wait to be let into the house by someone inside.
But an addition that can be a real difference maker both in attractiveness and functionality is the porch awning. An awning for the porch can give you protection against harsh weather (independent of the season) help you save on heating and cooling all while adding an attractive feature to your home. A well-chosen and well-placed awning can make your porch a desired place to gather while offering in many cases an all-seasons shelter against the elements. There is no end to the variety of colors and styles of awnings and awning material with which you can dress up the porch. The strongest awnings are built by and large with a primarily metal structure. Aluminum seems to be the common metal of choice in most cases. Lightweight and sturdy the best of them are built to last a lifetime.
The manual should also include tips for care and storage when not in use. Usually the kit includes the awning arms and/or braces horizontal rafters and overhanging blinds or shades for added shelter. Many camping enthusiasts choose to set up the awning once they arrive at the campsite and leave up the top part the entire time so it acts as a patio of sorts for the camper. Different camper awning manufacturers offer different types of awnings but you will find a great variety out there. In fact there are many materials colors and styles to choose from. What you decide on all depends entirely on what you like what you need and what you think might work best with your camper. In fact many camper manufacturers will offer some camper awnings as well.