Are you planning to spruce up your patio or outdoor living space with outdoor patio shades? There are many different options, and it may be difficult to know what outdoor patio shades or patio blinds are right for your space. There are some important questions to ask before purchasing awnings for the patio or roll up patio shades.
First, you must discern the uses and location for your outdoor patio shades. Awnings are a good way to protect outdoor furniture from sun damage, to provide a peaceful and serene outdoor space, and can extend the living space of a home without the expense of remodeling. Retractable awnings are ideal because they do not require any permanent physical barriers, and are quite versatile because they easily move and adjust.
Permanent awnings that are fixed or stationary are better placed over windows, doors, and entryways, and are advantageous because they prevent rain from penetrating windows and doorways, and block sun glares while still allowing natural light into the home. Moreover, fixed outdoor patio shades prevent sun rays from directly penetrating through the windows, and therefore help reduce heat during the summer months.
Awnings Phoenix come in many different materials including polyester, cotton, canvas, mesh, acrylic, resin, and aluminum. Awnings made from fabric are often more aesthetically pleasing in terms of style and color, but do often require more maintenance than harder materials. Aluminum is an option that is low maintenance, durable, and water proof, but not as visually appealing as other materials. When choosing outdoor patio shades, take into account the weather it will have to withstand, as well as important design elements that will make the awning blend with the existing structure.
Awnings for patio come in an endless list of styles including straight edged, dome style, double bar standard, waterfall, quarterbarrel, gable walkway, and semi circular. The bottom edging of awnings can come in a variety of different styles, too, including oceanwave, gothic, scalloped, serpetine, and Russian point. On a more practical note, it is important to choose outdoor patio shades that provide efficient drainage and good ventilation. An awning that provides poor drainage can cause puddles and leaks to ruin the outdoor space, and a lack of ventilation can lead to heat buildups inside the awning.