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A backyard deck, patio, or pool is a wonderful place to relax if the sun doesn’t scorch you or the bugs don’t chase you indoors. Different options will enhance your outdoor space and give you hours of enjoyment at any time of the day.
What You Should Know About A Backyard Awning
Benefits of Backyard Shade
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If you have a home or rental property with a backyard you’d like to enjoy more, this blog is for you. You may find it of interest if you have a business with a patio or deck you’d like to get more use out of too.
There are different backyard awning options available that will enhance your outdoor space and make it more enjoyable. Canopies have long been used for protection from the sun’s heat, UV rays, glare and brightness, and to provide cooling shade to both indoors and out. Some fabrics are water resistant or waterproof, and others are not, much depends on what you need. Some can even support snow!
A backyard patio, deck, or pool can benefit from an awning that provides protection from the sun or a passing rainstorm. Whether it’s a canvas cover on a portable frame, a permanent structure erected for seasonal or year-round use, or one of many styles of retractable backyard awnings available, all will improve your outdoor enjoyment.
A backyard awning system can create an oasis of shade in an otherwise sweltering yard. It will protect furniture and cushions from fading and weathering too. Canopies that are fixed to the house can also provide shade to both inside and out, reducing heating and cooling costs for your home. Additionally, it can protect hardwood floors, carpets, paintings, and interior furniture from the fading effects of the sun.
Provides shade when and where needed
Protects furniture, fabric, and décor from fading
Reduces heating and cooling costs
Increases outdoor enjoyment and use
Offers shelter from the rain, sun, and even snow (product and fabric dependent)
Extends outdoor living space
Backyard awnings are an ideal way to expand the use of your outdoor living space. Trees can take decades to provide shelter, and there’s no guarantee against damage. Awnings usually come with warranties and have replacement parts available too. Some awnings need to be installed by experts; others can be a DIYers dream. If you’re not sure, it’s better to leave it to the pros.
Pergolas, sunrooms, and retractable backyard awnings all provide extended use for your outdoor living. They simply create a space to relax, entertain, and experience nature. Canvas sails or triangles, along with fabric stretched over frames, provide alternatives to larger covers. They allow sun shelter in locations that may not support a larger one.
An awning structure can be simple or complex. Retractable awnings extend or retract with the push of a button or the turn of a crank. Some can even be automated to open with the sun and close with the rain or wind. There are different fabrics available that are water-resistant and breathable, striped or solid, and can match or complement any architectural style. You can even find products that will withstand high winds and heavy snow. If you’re looking for more ideas, you can find them here.
Offer shade and light rain protection at the push of a button or turn of a crank whenever required. Self-storing when not in use.
Fixed or Wall-Mounted Awnings
Have a frame that supports a permanent or cover.
A fabric triangle or diamond suspended by cables to provide seasonal shade in areas without the ability to attach to a structure.
Available in different shapes and sizes, open when needed, closed when not, and portable.
Creates an outdoor structure usually away from a building. Can have a permanent canopy or a retractable one.
Backyard awning solutions are a great way to increase your outdoor enjoyment, relax on your patio or deck, and create an oasis of shade all your own. Your awning could be fixed to your home, free-standing near a pool or portable so you can move it from deck to patio, to grass.
Whether you’re looking for a motorized or manually operated awning, a pergola, canopy or sail, or something else, we’ve got you covered! No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll find the best selection of products, fabrics, and the best warranty with us! Our factory-trained reps are available to discuss your requirements and help you choose or design the awning system that best suits your needs.
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