Need a valuable asset to the deck, patio, or home? By themselves, awnings and retractable blinds create shade and protect us from harmful UV rays. As an addition to the deck or patio, awnings greatly enhance outdoor gathering points. Awnings protect us from too much sun or the occasional cloud burst. They can also lower your home’s cooling costs by about 25%. These durable and stylish shade makers keep direct sunlight out of the house, which helps your air conditioning performance. As temperatures begin to rise, finding some cool shade will be at the top of the list for many of us. This is the unique benefit of a retractable awning.
An attached awning is built as an addition to the porch or patio. Installers can make them to look like a natural extension of the home. These awnings are available in several types of building materials, including wood, vinyl, and aluminum. They also come in Pergolas, which is a combination of vinyl and wood, usually teak wood. This island wood is highly resistant to harsh outdoor elements, and it can be expensive. Attachments with retractable canopies are great for backyard patios, decks, hot tubs, and swimming pools.
Freestanding awnings are a little different. They’re more suitable for stone garden patios or fire pit locations. These retreats tend to be set away from the house and therefore require a free standing structure. And don’t forget the accessories items. Good mood lighting, decorative valances, and extra storage will complete your personal cabaña.
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