What to look for when buying Awnings


With an awning, your garden or front door not only obtains an always needed bright spot in a rainy day but the shady escape in an ultra sunny one, too. The need for a weather corrector is doubtless, not least because of the much famed whims of British weather. The need being established, now it is time to discover out of the thousands of awnings on the market which one would serve it best.

Choosing material

Apart from the full suite of colours and patterns, awnings come in a variety of materials. Fabric, metal (aluminum and copper) and plastic (PVC) and medleys in between are available and each has its pros and cons. Fabric lends itself to more colour options. They allow for different types of weaving and types, both natural and synthetic. However, it does not have the durability of its metallic and plastic counterparts. The waterproof and UV resistance properties of the latter are much better. Besides, the metal and plastic options tend to be easier to clean.

Choosing type

Your awning can vary by type depending on its location and mechanisms involved. It can look like a single sheet projecting out of the building wall on which it is fitted. If located in the middle of your garden, then the arrangement can assume a concave, convex, a-shape, standard or yet dome shape with the relevant play of pillar heights and layout. Different variants of mechanisms can either roll (by hand or with a motor) or project/retract the awning.

Choosing frames

While frames can be invisible, cuddled beneath or sewn inside the fabrics, they can protrude and be an equally conspicuous element of the entire construction. They can be plain or intricate in shape. Whatever your decision, it has to be concerted with the look and shapes of your home.

Nationwide Innovations offers free design consultations. In view of the huge range it offers itself, the opinion of an expert is of much use. This company has flexible zero-interest financial schemes which can see you pay your first instalment in an year.

Primrose Awnings allows you to take the shortcut with a filtered search. With the power, size, colour, style filters, you will be displayed only a gallery with the items meeting your preferences alone.

Hillarys, for their part, promise that awning components can endure 40,000 cycles of use. The choice of fabric is also lush: you can choose among more than 90 coated types.