When it comes to the question are retractable awnings worth it? You need to ask yourself 4 things.
- Is your garden south facing?
- Do you enjoy sitting and entertaining in your garden?
- How hot does your home get?
- Are your sofas, carpets or flooring fading?
If the answer to 3 or 4 of these questions then then an awning could be worth it.
Let’s answer these questions one by one.
Are retractable awnings worth it? Is your garden south facing?
The direct of the sun in your garden is really important. South facing gardens are perfect.
Retractable awnings work best when the sun is directly facing them.
The first question I ask when surveying a home for an awning is how does the sun move around the back of your home?
Around 30% of the homes I visit an awning is just not suitable because the sun is on the side of the house for most of the day and would come directly under the side of the awning.
They could get some protection for maybe a couple of hours at the end of the day.
Are retractable awnings worth it? Do you enjoy sitting and entertaining in your garden?
If you enjoy spending time in your garden then having a shady place to sit in the summer could be well worth it.
If you enjoy your barbecues then an awning is a great addition as it can also be used for a rain cover for light showers meaning you don’t have to move indoors.
Are retractable awnings worth it? How hot does your home get?
If you can stop the sun hitting the glass your rooms will stay so much cooler.
The right internal blinds will do a good job of reducing the heat in your home, but an awning covering your windows will make a huge difference.
Are retractable awnings worth it? Are your sofa, carpet or flooring fading?
An added benefit of an awning is they will cut out or 90% of UV rays.
UV rays are what causes your furniture or flooring to fade.
The other consideration as to whether a retractable awning is worth it is the costs involved. Here is our pricing guide to help you decide on whether an awning is worth it to you https://www.barlowblinds.com/how-much-are-patio-awnings
I hope this information helps and if you live in Leicestershire and would like a home visit please call 0116 2769771 or fill in our contact form and we will call you back https://www.barlowblinds.com/contact.