Would you ever consider installing an awning when you are building your home or villa? Many homeowners do not add this to their lists of furnishings. However, this is another feature that can be added to your home. People buy furniture, ornaments, cutlery, and rugs, even consider patios to decorate the house. On the other hand, this is a good way of attracting customers to restaurants, cafes and many more. So, if you are wondering why you should add this to your home or restaurant, here are some reasons.
- If you are an owner of the café, you can place tables and chairs under them. Do you have a pool in the backyard? Is there a shady place for you to relax by the pool? In any of these situations, these provide the best protection against sun, winds or rains, etc.
- There are automatic and manual awnings that people could purchase. In addition similar to patios, these have a unique style to the home and commercial building. You can have barbecues, relax under it and engage in other outdoor activities.
When you know why you want to install this, then what should you do? You have to have some information about the product before purchasing it. Taking these into consideration, here is what you should know for customizing your awning:
Material and colour
Every type including dual roller blinds can be found in different colours. A popular choice is the multi-coloured design. However, based on the house furniture and outdoors you can select a pattern that matches it. Especially restaurants and cafés use single colours with the name of it printed on the shade.
Depending on the reason that you wish to purchase it, you can choose the fabric. For example if it’s to be used as a sunshade, then there are material designed to protect from UV rays and so on.
Would you prefer a metal frame to permanent option?
If it’s your own property, then you can choose to install a permanent and not folding arm awnings. Retractable types are much more durable than permanent types. The reason being that, it can be drawn back during very harsh winds or rains. It’s a more flexible option as you can fold it away when you don’t need it.
How can I install it?
The installation for automatic and manual styles is different. Folding types have to be installed with the support of metal frames, springs and wires. Hence, you have to look for metal that is resistant to rusting such as stainless steel or aluminum. Curtains and blinds are strong, easy to clean and durable. Hence, they need to be installed properly for it to be stable.
Go online or visit a store and customize an awning for your home or restaurant.