Install Awnings to Improve Your Outdoor Space

Outdoor patio blinds

During the summer, spending time outside either hosting a barbecue or just playing catch with the kids is a great way to pass the time. However, when inclement weather arises, doing so is not always the best option. But if you choose to install outdoor awnings and shades, you can drastically increase the amount of time you spend outside. They can both block the sun and the rain, so no matter how how and sunny or rainy it is, you don’t have to lock up the doors and stay crammed in the house.

Generally, sun awnings are canvas made out of polyester or vinyl. They are then stretched over an aluminum or iron frame for a proper structure and support. At times, awning installation can be a bit difficult, but they can be a great addition to any deck. In addition to protecting your eyes so that you don’t have to squint all afternoon, they also block harmful UV rays that have been known to cause skin cancer. So while spending more time out of the house instead of long-term health might be the reason that you invest in outdoor awnings and shades, the possible effects are certainly positive.

Every summer, lots of cookouts and barbecues are cancelled because of the rain. Though sometimes you can simply head inside, its a lot less fun when you have to leave dad outside manning the grill by himself in the rain. By installing awnings for decks, you will be able to hang out, eat, relax, and keep dad company outside no matter what the weather is like. You might not want to sit on the deck during a thunderstorm when a little rain makes an appearance, but awnings can help prevent a few drops from ruining a fun afternoon.

Interestingly enough, one of the greatest benefits of outdoor awnings and shades is that they help keep the inside of your home cool as well. Awnings reduce glare and can lower heat and UV rays from the sun that filter through the windows by up to 77%. Plus, since roughly 40% of unwanted heat builds up in homes around windows, they can help to keep interior spaces cool. As a result, if you do have to head indoors, you will be able to stay comfortable and, if you don’t have to run the AC as much, utility bills will be lower.

Though there might be a bit of an investment when it comes to adding outdoor blinds and awnings, they are a great way for you to make your home more comfortable. If you love the outdoors, especially during warm summer days and nights, then having one is a must to get the most enjoyment out of the summer months.
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