Why Every Patio Needs an Awning
Summer is here and whilst we aren’t allowed to make full use of the sunshine in beer gardens and cafes, we can certainly enjoy the sun out in our gardens. If you have a patio, you’ll know what they can bring to your property – but do you know what an awning can bring to your patio? In this article, Doormatic are going to let you know why your patio needs an awning.
Protects outdoor furniture
A patio is still fantastic without an awning, but one drawback of the lack of coverage is that your outdoor furniture is at the mercy of the elements. It’s fine when the sun is out, but that’s a rare occurrence, and when the wind and the rain comes, your chairs and tables can be damaged. An awning provides shelter from the rain, which means your outdoor furniture stays in great condition for longer.
Adds value to your property
Having an awning installed in your property draws attention to the outdoor space, making the property as a whole seem bigger and thus increasing the price tag. The prospect of relaxing outside on the patio, or cooling off under the awning is a very enticing one for those looking for their next home.
Keeps energy costs down
Whilst an awning keeps you cool on the patio, it also helps bring the cost of your air conditioning down, should you have it. The awning will lower the amount of heat in your home which means that your air conditioning system won’t need to work as hard to cool the living room down on a hot day.
As well as protecting your furniture from the rain, an awning also helps to minimise the risk of sun damage. Certain types of furniture can fade when exposed to UV rays, so being able to put them in the shade ensures that you can protect them without having to take them to and from the garage, for example. For those with young children, the shade provided by the awning is perfect for giving little ones some respite from the sun whilst still allowing them to enjoy the outdoors.
Awnings provide a range of benefits to a home and those within it, ranging from the practical to the aesthetic and the financial. There’s no better way to make the most of the sunshine at home than relaxing on the patio with your own personal shade.
Doormatic have over 20 years of experience in the supply and installation of brilliant awnings for customers throughout Surrey, Berkshire, London and the surrounding areas. We’ve a range of beautiful awnings available, ready to be installed by our experts. For more information about our services, please contact us today.