Awnings are both decorative and functional – serving as a way to polish the look of your patio, yard, deck, or balcony while also providing shade and protection from the outdoor elements. Among the important considerations when it comes to awnings are location, style, and the material used.
Where to Install Awnings
On a porch or a patio, an awning can be ideal for protecting your outdoor furniture and extending your outdoor space. These can be fixed or stationary awnings or free-standing awnings that can be used and then packed away. Awnings can also be placed over windows and doors and entryways to offer protection from the sun, wind, and rain. By doing so, you can cut heat from windows and slash energy bills.