Design Ideas For Your Patio

Porch Awnings

Porch awnings are very affordable and have many benefits. There are different styles and types. Porch awnings can be made from aluminum, steel, canvas and wood. Awnings can enhance your home and gardens many can be fitted for doors, windows, porches or patios. They are designed to keep the sun, rain, snow and other elements from ruining outdoor cushions, patio covers or wicker furniture. You are able to choose from standard porch awnings, flat pan awnings or lattice style awnings which are usually used more often for patios, arbors or pergolas.

Canvas awnings for your porch are made of a durable fabric, in many different colors and styles. These also can be customer ordered to your requirements. Cloth or canvas awnings are at times cheaper than the aluminum, but they are more adjustable. You would be able to match more closely your decorating needs for your home. You should keep in mind that you do have a large choice in fabrics, canvas and aluminum.

It would be wise when considering your choices to research how long the warranty for these products will last. Aluminum awnings can at times have over a 20 year warranty. Canvas awnings can have as little as five years and is limited in its warranty.

When choosing the type of porch awning you will want to consider many benefits. Starting with aluminum porch awnings, generally aluminum awnings are stationary. However there are different types of awnings to fit any style while some being stationary others being adjustable. Aluminum awnings never chip, crack or peel.

Adjustable or roll up awnings can be adjusted to keep the sun out in summer and rolled up in winter for heating from the sun. No matter what type of awning you use porch awnings create a cozy, rain protected area. When using a porch awning they can give an overall feeling of enlargement. Awnings add texture and color to any home. You are able to adjust colors to match the color schemes of your outdoor cushions as well as brighten your overall area.

Porch awnings give you privacy and can also be customer ordered to include drop curtains and/or privacy screens. There are several things you will need to know like you must know the width and length of the area that will be covered by your porch awning. When ordering your awning from the manufacturer you should ask what type of attachments will be used and where these attachments will be placed. Most attachments will be permanently anchored to the studs in the outer walls of the home.

You will also need to know the weight requirements to ensure that the studs will be able support your porch awning. Installing your porch awning can be an easy job. If you are uncomfortable installing the porch awning it would be advisable to contact a building contractor. However, many awning manufacturers do offer installation for an additional fee.

It is always within your best interest to shop around. Many manufacturers offer sales or discounts on some of last year’s models. Some manufacturers offer free delivery. If a canvas porch awning would be best for your needs make sure you choose the strongest grade of fabric making sure it fade proof, rain proof and water repellent. The porch awning you choose will be designed to enhance the beauty of your home, so choose wisely and enjoy.

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