25th March 2021

A buyers guide to choosing an awning

It’s that time of the year when we start to find ways to make our garden that perfect retreat. As we continue to spend so much time at home transforming our gardens –  extending our living space outdoors continues to be a priority. Whether you want to enjoy a rainy cuppa in the morning or shade from the sun on a BBQ evening our awnings have you covered.

Here we look at how awnings can benefit your home:

Extending your living space

A canopy or awning will give you the benefit of continuing your living space outdoors, giving the illusion of more space in your home. Not only will this add immediate enjoyment to the way you and your family utilise your home and garden but it will enhance your house’s appeal to potential buyers further down the line. 

Protect yourself from the elements

We all get frustrated when it’s a warm summer evening but the rain descends; our range of awnings allow you to enjoy your evening whilst sheltering both your family and your furniture from those annoying elements.

Cools your home

If in summer your living area or dining room is exposed to the sun making for an unbearable hot environment. Our retractable awnings will allow you to regulate the temperature without having to close your curtains all day. 

Top tips to consider when choosing your awning:

  • Make sure your awning provides the right amount of shade. Getting the size of your awning just right can be trickier than you originally think. Naturally the sun moves position all day so its key to ensure your awning is big enough to provide the right amount of shade you require. 
  • Select a fabric that is durable – let’s be realistic we live in Wales and that largely means we get a bit of rain! Choosing a durable fabric will prevent any major weather mishaps.
  •  Lighting and heating – When that sun disappears temperatures can drop quickly through adding a heating solution this means you don’t have to quickly pack up and move back indoors but instead you can relax and enjoy the rest of your evening. 
  • Stationary or retractable – Retractable awnings are ideal because they can be rolled up to allow sunlight into the interior of the house. They can also extend as far as necessary. 

A bespoke awning can be fitted at the fraction of the cost of an extension so for us they are a win win addition to your home.  Here at Solar we offer a wide range of awnings from introductory patio models through to large scale commercial solutions.