Summer is a great time to take advantage of your garden, but not having adequate shade can force you indoors before the day is done. Creating shade ...
Summer is a great time to take advantage of your garden, but not having adequate shade can force you indoors before the day is done. Creating shade for your garden can be as easy as putting up a shade umbrella, but there are also some wonderful awning designs that will not only add character and color to your patio or yard but will also increase the value of your home.
Freestanding Umbrella Type Awnings
As a cost effective way of improving the look and feel of your garden, you cannot go wrong with the freestanding umbrella type awning designs available. The latest design feature includes having the umbrella stand to one side of the shade so that it doesn´t have to interfere with the space below it and you don’t have to put the umbrella stand through a table. The frames of these structures are generally manufactured from aluminium steel which is lightweight but durable and when powder coated, they can last for a lifetime with just the minimum amount of cleaning.
Sailshades are an excellent want to produce instant shade in the garden and due to their sail like design, they provide wonderful contours to what may otherwise have been a drab looking yard. Sailshades require being attached to posts or walls, but can be mounted easily and taken down should the need arise to wash them. They can also be manufactured from a vinyl fabric allowing them to be waterproof but generally this material doesn´t allow for air to pass through making them a little warmer to sit under.
Retractable Awnings for Multifunctional Areas
Having the ability to retract your awning when the desire arises is a great feature to have and retractable awnings over structures such as pergolas and trellises is becoming increasingly popular. You can find a wide range of excellent retractable awnings that can be used for your patio area too and they can almost always be co-ordinated to your garden furniture fabrics. They can be retracted by mean of a manual or motorized roller and is easy for people of all ages.
No matter what type of awning you choose, you will find that your garden is far more functional and fun for it.