How To Choose The Right Awning For Your Home

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How To Choose The Right Awning For Your Home

Awnings make for great additions to every property, providing a stylish and practical solution to your home that also offers weather protection.

An awning is an overhanging canopy, typically made from fabric, that is connected to the exterior of a property and which provides users with a place that allows them to fully make the most of their garden or outdoor space.

With so many different types of awnings available, it can sometimes be difficult to know what option is best for you.

At Cyra Group, we supply and install a whole host of great awning products that can transform your property. In this article, we’ll take a look at how you can decide on the best awning for your home.

What To Consider

Before delving into the variety of awning products on the market, there are a few practical considerations you should always bear in mind when it comes to purchasing an awning.

This includes the following:

  • Angle – You probably haven’t thought much about the angle of a future awning, but it is actually an important consideration. If your garden windows face east or west, you should get an awning with a drop of 65-75 angle. Whereas if your windows are south facing, a 45-65 angle drop is best. We can assist in determining the correct angle for your home and garden when conducting our survey to maximise your awning’s effectiveness.
  • Size – Determining what awning size is best for you will depend on its purpose. Smaller awnings may aim to stop the sun’s heat from entering your home through glazing while allowing you to keep your blinds and curtains open to make the most of your view in the summer months. Whereas larger awnings can offer this along with a shaded social area/extension of your home’s living space. Your property’s specifications will also dictate the most appropriate size for you.
  • Material – You’ll want to select a material that both suits your aesthetic preference and is durable. Selecting the right type of material can offer great longevity while also looking great.

As part of our supply and installation service, the team at Cyra Group will be on hand to assist you decide what type of awning is best for you.

Different Types of Awnings

Our expert team of technicians can provide you with a whole host of awning types. 

This includes:

1. Electric Awnings

Among the most contemporary awning design types available, electric awnings are an extremely popular option that offers both functionality and luxury. Electric awnings operate on a motor which extends or retracts the product at just a touch of a button. Not only does this offer a luxurious and modern element to the awning, but it means you can open and close them with ease depending on the weather conditions. 

2. Garden Awnings

Most people will opt for an awning in their garden that is most typically located above a seating area. These awnings can tie the appearance of your exterior together in a stylish manner, while also providing practical solutions to the inconsistency of the British weather. For instance, they can be used as a place to escape the sun’s harsh rays or to keep dry from light showers if you’re wanting to remain outside. As well as this, they also provide a great place to relax after work or socialise with friends and family.  

3. Patio Awnings

Awnings also make for a great addition to an exterior when paired with a patio. Patio awnings can seamlessly extend your living space, combining your interior and exterior in a flawless fashion. They also maintain all of the practicalities and style of other awning types. 

At Cyra Group, we provide made-to-measure, bespoke awnings to customers across Basingstoke, Winchester, Southampton and the surrounding areas. To find out more about these and our range of other outdoor living products, get in touch with our expert team today. 

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