Advantages of Having an Awning Installed this Summer

Awnings are considered to be a great addition to any home, and can be utilised all year round, particularly during the summer months. They are incredibly advantageous, offering light and sun protection, along with shelter from rain during tremendous thunderstorms. Here’s how an awning can benefit you this summer:


Protection from sunlight

An awning would be the perfect addition to your home if you love being outdoors, but sometimes find that the heat of the summer sun can be too much. An awning can provide a generous amount of shade, without the need for you to retreat back indoors, or further endure the intense heat. We have both manual and automated awnings available, allowing us to cater for everyone. 


Extends your living space

Adding an awning outside your patios doors can impressively extend your living space during the warmer months. Providing light protection and shelter from the elements, it almost acts as an extension to your home. Enjoy a garden party or family barbeque with the installation of one of our awnings.

Awnings are also ideal for protecting garden furniture. You will be able to place tables, chairs or outdoor sofas underneath it, so you can rest assured that your outdoor furniture will be completely protected from the elements. 


Provides shelter from the rain

Summer rain and drizzle can prove to be troublesome, preventing friends and families from enjoying social gatherings, particularly during barbeque season. The installation of an awning can help to protect yourself and your guests from any rain which may come your way. Depending on the size you go for, your awning will not only be able to protect attendees, but your food and outdoor furniture too.

A robust construction coupled with a hard-wearing water resistant fabric is all you need in an awning to fully protect you from the elements. This ensures that your garden is available for use all year round, regardless of how heavy or often it decides to rain.


Increases home value 

Exterior awnings are perfect for adding value to your home, without the cost that comes with general home extensions or new bathroom and kitchen installations. They can add value in three simple ways:

  • They’re visually appealing
  • They add living space
  • They’re energy efficient, as you’ll use less energy trying to cool your house down


Aesthetically pleasing

Make your home stand out this summer with the installation of one of our manual or automated awnings. You can transform your home’s exterior with this simple addition. Save money and time on home renovations, and let us install an awning for you.

Their versatility and functionality makes them the ideal choice when it comes to outdoor home improvements, and you won’t need planning permission either. You can choose a colour or design which best suits your specifications, ensuring that you purchase an awning which is right for you and your home. There are manual and automated options available, and both can fully retract, meaning they can be safely stored away, thus being protected from the harsh winter weather.

With over 30 years of experience within the industry, our specialists here at Sunstopper Blinds will be able to provide you with an outstanding quality patio awning which is right for you and your home. With numerous colours, fabrics and designs to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice. We even offer a range of free services, including home visits and measurements in the local area. If you live in Ware, Hertford, Welwyn Garden City or the wider Hertfordshire area, and are on the lookout for an awning this summer, get in touch with us today.