The Advantages of Adding an Awning to Your Garden - 13/06/19

Whether you’re looking for a little more shade in the summer months or shelter from rain in the cooler months, a retractable awning can provide many benefits to your outdoor space that you may not have previously realised. Treat yourself to glorious sunshine when you need it and shade when you want it.

Protection from the elements

Having a retractable awning over your patio or decking will offer you a shaded area and protect you and your family from up to 98% of the sun’s harmful UV rays. This decreases the sun’s direct sunlight with an awning will also lower the temperature on your patio or decking by up to 20 degrees fahrenheit. This works as a protective barrier and also will hopefully increase your enjoyment of your outdoor space. It’s also worth considering that pets also really appreciate shade in the summer so your pets will also benefit from this.

Saves you money

If you’ve got a room that gets too hot in the summer, save yourself money on a fan or air conditioning buy purchasing an awning. If you fit the awning over your patio or bifold doors, this can give you some welcome shade for your indoor area without ramping up your bills.

Create an extension of your living space

For most homeowners, additional space is always welcomed. Using an awning can extend your living space outdoors as well as providing extra space if you have family or friends visiting whether its for dining, relaxing or for somewhere for the kids to play in.

Low maintenance and convenient

Awnings are built to last and designed using acrylic fabrics that are both water repellent as well as mildew resistance. You’ll also find that awnings come in a variety of colours and patterns. This makes purchasing an awning a wise investment that will last you for years to come.

Easy to use

Once you have your awning fitted, you’ll find that its very straightforward to use and simple to operate. You have the choice of either an electric or manual awning. With the manual version, you simply have to wind the crank arm which essentially acts as a lever to unroll and roll it back up. With an electric version you just have to push a button and the awning will extend automatically.

Enhance the appearance of your garden


Most homeowners take great pride in their garden, if you feel like your back garden is missing something, a patio awning might be the perfect solution for you. Instead or spending lots of money of a conservatory, an awning can create additional outdoor space for a fraction of the price.


If you are interested in having your very own awning, South West Garage Doors offer a range of awning options for homes or commercial businesses. If you’re looking to upgrade your garden with the addition of an awning, get in touch today to see what we can offer you.

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