Enjoying the Outdoors: Making the Most of Your Window Awnings

Posted on Feb 26 2015 - 8:19am by Ceybizlanka

AwningsDifferent types of awnings serve different purposes in our homes. Patio awnings are mostly for providing shade, while window awnings provide shade and protect your windows from rain and heat too. Knowing how to treat your awnings well will make sure they last longer.

Here are some tips on how to get the most out of your window awnings:

Motorize Your Awnings

Motorized window awnings Perth homeowners choose have a wide range of advantages, making them easy to use and maintain. Some of these advantages include:

• The ability to control the awning with a remote control, so you don’t have to move from your seat to make any adjustment.
• The sensor fitted on the awning detects intensity of light and automatically lowers the awning when the heat becomes too intense.
• Retractable motorized awnings are effective. They provide shade when you need it and let you enjoy the sun whenever you please.

Install Your Awnings Properly

For the patio and window awnings, mount them in such a way that they tilt in one direction, so that rainwater runs off easily. Installing the awning properly will also make it stronger even against strong winds. This will make your awning more reliable while minimising damages caused by the elements.

Inspect Your Awnings From Time to Time

Check the awnings every now and then for any damages and make appropriate plans to have them repaired. Cleaning them regularly helps prolong their lifespan. Use a soft cloth or sponge when cleaning the fabric of the awning to ensure durability.

Observe Proper Storage

Even though most awnings are waterproof, storing damp awnings could be detrimental. Always make sure the awning has completely dried before you store them. Storing it wet or damp will wearing down the fabric, making the awning susceptible to damage.