Five reasons to invest in retractable awnings in Summer 2023

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What are retractable awnings?

There can be no doubt that the warmer weather is finally making its way to the UK. Whilst we still have a few colder nights and wet mornings to deal with, now is the time to start preparing for summer BBQs and garden parties, and with a retractable awning, your gatherings will be the talk of the street all summer. 

A retractable awning is a shade that sits on the exterior of your wall, often directly above your patio doors. An awning provides shelter from the sun on those incredibly hot days without detracting from the overall appearance of your garden. In this blog post, we will look at why you should invest in an awning this summer and the many benefits you and your home will reap from installing a retractable awning. 

The benefits of investing in retractable awnings for your home 

Adding property value

Property owners who are looking to add value to their property should consider installing a range of high-quality awnings. Awnings can help to extend the living space, creating an attractive and dynamic area outside your home. As well as this, they can be customised with features to enrich their looks and blend in seamlessly with the overall garden theme you are trying to create.

A high-quality awning provides an immediate benefit in that it protects from sun and rain while also providing extra décor and comfort. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and, if chosen thoughtfully, can easily fit into any size garden. Quality materials such as PVC or aluminium ensure you get the most out of your product, as they will last longer and look better for years to come. If designed appropriately, awnings can provide protection against harsh weather for outdoor dining areas or seating areas, adding additional value to outdoor living spaces.

Protect your outdoor furniture

When it comes to furnishing an outdoor space, it is important to take the necessary steps to ensure that the purchased furniture can withstand the general doses of the elements that your area experiences. Without considering the weather precautions for your furniture, you may end up with a damaged piece or set in no time at all.

To save yourself from having to replace furniture too often, consider purchasing an awning that can shield your outdoor furniture from wind, sun and rain. An awning will act as a great anchor point for any patio set and protect your furniture and its cushions against damage caused by sun exposure or heavy downpours.

Aesthetically pleasing

While investing in a retractable awning has many practical benefits, we also must point out that they are incredibly stylish and aesthetically pleasing! Awnings are available in a wide range of colours, perfect for matching a variety of gardens. With their ability to fold back into the wall, you also don’t detract from your garden view all year round. Alter your view to match the light and weather – making for a perfectly versatile garden shade. 

Expanding your living space

A retractable awning over the deck or patio can transform your outdoor space into a comfortable, sheltered area. This type of enclosure offers many benefits, such as providing shade from the beating sun, offering shelter during unexpected rainfall, and helping to keep out evening chill for longer evening gatherings.

An awning even works wonders in redirecting strong winds and other airborne impurities away from otherwise exposed areas creating even more protection year-round. Now you don’t have to worry about temperature changes, weather fluctuation or too much exposure while enjoying time with family and friends in your outdoor living space. Canopies will bring new life to your backyard oasis, allowing you to create memories that last forever!

Raise your indoor temperatures

Retractable awnings are a great way to keep your home warm throughout winter. Not only do the awnings allow sunlight to reach in through the windows, creating a brighter and more pleasant atmosphere within the home, but it also helps to keep the inside temperature more comfortable, as the sun’s rays provide additional warmth during colder days. This can have an even greater effect on living space, such as living rooms and kitchens which tend to receive less direct sunlight than other areas of the house.

Retractable awnings installation with PeterJohn Interiors

At PeterJohn Interiors, we are proud to offer our clients a collection of effortlessly sophisticated retractable awnings. Our team of awnings specialists have been personally trained by our world-class supplier Markilux at their Germany head offices. We are dedicated to providing our clients with high-quality service, and the training provided alongside our ongoing relationship with Markilux means our clients have peace of mind that our team has extensive knowledge and expertise of our retractable awning products. 

To begin your awnings journey, we will invite you to a complimentary consultation at one of your local showrooms, where you will discuss your awnings ambitions with a professional consultant. From here, you will be invited to view our working displays whilst our team work to understand your desires and bring your requirements to life. 

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Book your consultation with PeterJohn Interiors

If you are looking to upgrade your garden this year and are considering a retractable awning as part of your project, get in touch with PeterJohn Interiors today and book your free consultation. With the summer weather just around the corner, now is the time to get your retractable awning in pride of place in your back garden so you can celebrate the summer evenings with friends into the late hours!