If you live in areas where sun is excruciating and you don’t like being exposed to the fury of hot sun then installing durable awnings could be a good option for you. But how do you know which one is the right one to pick? With all the different types of awnings available, it can be overwhelming and confusing on which type you can use on your home or property.

Awnings can provide you a lot of comfort from the heat on hot summer days. Getting these installed will help you to feel comfortable and will also make you feel relaxed rain or shine. Shades like these come in different size, shapes and designs. You will have to analyze your needs and accordingly choose what is best fit for you.

To help you decide, here are some different types of awnings you can buy and install:

Retractable Awnings

This type is ideal for patio and decks. These are ones which fold up or even roll manually. This is the most popular due to the flexibility that they offer and it requires much less maintenance. When you want to restrict the dust and dirt coming in then you can roll them up. The best part is that these can also soak up all the harmful rays of the sun. These can be put away in bad weather and you can be sure of less maintenance for the frames of these shades. Whether you’re getting ready for warm weather or planning an outdoor event, retractable awnings provide shade and protection that’s hard to beat. These awnings are easy to unfurl in less than a minute, giving you more time for outdoor fun and relaxation.

Motorized Awnings

As compared to the retractable ones these are more convenient to use and install. This is mainly because they are better than the manual retractable awnings which are very expensive. Motorized awnings allow you to have your awning come out or retract back at the push of a button. They can be operated by remote control as well as from smartphone apps. Many have built-in wind sensors that allow them to retract when wind speeds become too dangerous for the awning to be extended.

Portable Awnings

As the name implies, these kinds of shades are the ones that can be moved from one place to the other. Though they are not very sturdy you can expect good protection from the sun and other dust particles. This requires no electricity. It opens and closes easily in less than a minute, using a simple hand crank that operates smoothly and quietly. If you are an occasional outdoor person, this type may be right for you.

Stationary of Fixed Awnings

This type of awnings has a welded frame that is attached permanently to a wall. This makes this type of awning ideal for smaller areas like windows and doors, offering full weather protection. They are also built to be sturdy and long lasting. You can also get these customized according to your needs and requirements. Another benefit of these awnings is that these can fit your oddly shaped deck too.

Window Covers/Awnings

If you have direct sunlight coming into your house which needs to be blocked, having these specially designed window covers installed will be a good idea. These can be motorized, stationary or even retractable ones. You can get them installed just to add elegant looks to the interiors of your house. This can create an inviting entrance for your home or business while protecting you and your visitors from rain, snow, sun, and harmful UV rays.

Aside from the types of awnings, you should also consider the styles and fabrics when choosing the right one that will perfectly fit your home or business area. There are endless of designs and styles to choose from, if you have selected the awning that is right for you and you need assistance with the installation, you can always contact Sublime Blinds and Shutters for assistance.


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We sell a wide variety. This include the roller shutters, plantation shutters, roller blinds, outdoor blinds, zipscreeen, ziptrak, outdoor louvres. Contact us for an obligation free quote.