The benefits of installing an awning

Winter is so long in the UK, that when summer finally hits, we want to spend as much time as we can enjoying our gardens. However, getting sunburn or feeling uncomfortably hot are both unpleasant experiences, and if your garden suffers from a lack of shade, it can be just as uninviting in summer as it is in winter.

Whether you dream of adequate shade, extra living space, cover from rain or a cooler area to sit, an awning can offer a multitude of benefits for both your property and garden space. Check out the following benefits of installing an awning on your home:

Shade from the sun

As we all know, staying in the sun too long can be bad for our health, but with the sun only appearing every now and then, us Brits want to make the most of the sunshine when it’s really here! So, with a retractable awning you can make a beautiful area of colour to give everyone that much-needed extra cover without feeling like you have to go back indoors. For more information on Awnings Stratford Upon Avon, visit a site like Centurion, a leading supplier of Awnings Stratford Upon Avon.

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Money saving

Some rooms in your home may get a great deal of sun, becoming unbearable in the summer and uncomfortable to use. You might be spending a fortune on running fans or air conditioning to combat this problem. By installing an awning, you can avoid these costs. Installing on the terrace or bifold doors, a retractable awning provides adequate shade for the interior without relying on powered appliances to cool it for you.

Expanding your living space

Space is at a premium everywhere and we always want more, so why not use a retractable awning to extend the outdoor space for you and your guests. By providing a little shelter, you will create a space that can be used by all the family whether it is to play, relax or eat in.

Protection from rain

Closely related to our first point, the great British weather is always somewhat unpredictable and you can always expect a few showers, even on the sunniest days. Do not get caught out and make sure you have a retractable awning to protect you from the drizzle.

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Easy to use

Once installed, the awning is very easy to operate. You can choose to have either a manual or electric awning. With your guidance, simply wind the crank arm to unroll and roll up the awning and with the electric option, you only need to press a button and the awning will extend and retract automatically.