Garden Awning Fabrics and Accessories
For ardent gardeners, a garden is not just an empty space. It is an extension of their homes, and they delightfully beautify it with colorful flora and furnishings. But what happens when the sun is beaming down too hot, or it starts to rain? A garden awning is the answer! This blog post will explore the different ranges of fabrics, models, and accessories available for garden awnings.
1. Fabric Range:
The most important aspect of an awning is undoubtedly the fabric. You need to select a fabric that is tough, durable, and resistant to weather. Some of the most popular ones are polyester, acrylic, and olefin. Polyesters are cost-effective, but they are not resistant to UV rays. Acrylics are suitable for sunny locations but tend to wear out quickly. Olefin materials are resistant to sunlight and rain and are also colorfast.
2. Model Range:
Garden awnings come in different models: retractable, manually operated, electric, and waterproof. Retractable awnings are the most popular because they can be retracted or extended per weather conditions. They come in different forms, such as lateral arm awnings, drop arm awnings, and conservatory awnings. Manually operated models use a crank handle to open and close them. Electric models have a motor that operates the awning, and you can even find some models that can be controlled by remote control. Of course, waterproof models are the best option if you live in an area where it rains heavily.
3. Accessory Range:
You can opt for various accessories to make your garden awning more functional. For example, installing lights on the underbelly of the awning can illuminate the area underneath. Side panels can provide privacy and shelter from winds. Mosquito nets can be fitted to protect against bugs and insects. You can also add a sun sensor that automatically opens or closes the awning depending on the sun’s intensity.
4. Installation Process:
The installation process for garden awnings varies depending on the model and the placement of the awning. Some awnings can be mounted on walls, while others may require support posts. Installing an awning can be a DIY project, but following the instructions and using the correct tools is essential. You should really hire a professional to do the job for you and at JP Knight and Sons our professional team can help. Ensure the awning is securely attached to the structure so it doesn’t blow away in strong winds.
Maintaining your garden awning will ensure it lasts longer and always looks its best. The cleaning process will vary depending on the fabric, but you will need to remove any debris, mildew, or stains from the fabric. Try avoiding using harsh chemicals or abrasive brushes that could damage the awning. After the awning is clean, allow it to dry completely before retracting it. If the awning is damaged, it’s best to repair it immediately to prevent further damage.
Garden awnings are the perfect addition to any garden. They provide shade and shelter while giving your garden an elegant appearance. You can create an awning that perfectly suits your needs by selecting the right fabric, model, and accessories. Always ensure the awning is installed correctly and adequately maintained to keep it looking its best. With the abundance of choices and variations available, there’s sure to be a garden awning that meets both your functional and aesthetic needs.
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