When the sun is at its hottest point during the summer, the cooling effect of a shaded area is a welcome addition to any home. One of the most cost effective and attractive solutions to this is to install high quality sun awnings.
The installation of sun awnings will enable more time to be spent outside enjoying the summer sun, but in a cool shaded environment that will not only offer relief but will also keep the skin from becoming over exposed to the suns harmful UV rays.
Unlike a patio umbrella, retractable awnings can cover a much larger area, enabling the creation of endless uses of the space. I addition to this, because the sun awnings only fix to the wall, they take up no floor space with supports like an umbrella or garden parasol requires.
Costing less than you might think, you can buy sun awnings direct from many leading manufacturers in a wide range of sizes, fabrics and operating types. Whilst the small terrace of patio may only require a small manual awning, solutions are also available for larger shading area to be created. Commercial retractable sun awnings will cover very large patio areas without the requirement of any ground supports making it the ideal entertaining area.
In addition to the shading benefits an awning offers, they will also provide relief against summer showers that seem to frequent us all to often. No longer will the onset of a sudden shower leave your guest running for cover. Now they can simply remain in place, enjoy the meal and let the rain run off the awning onto the garden.
For really effective solar shading, it may be beneficial to install multiple patio awnings or sun awnings. That way, as the sun moves during the day, there will always be a part of the garden that is able to offer shade. To make things even more convenient, sun awnings can be specified to include automatic sensors that will open and close the awning according to the position of the sun. For safety, on larger awnings or where they are installed into exposed locations, the addition of a wind sensor is highly recommended. This works by closing the awnings once the wind speed exceeds a predetermined level. Remember, a sun awning is similar to a sail in the wind and any strong gusts may result in the awning becoming damaged, or even getting ripped from the wall causing potential injury to anyone in the area at the time.
For a touch of luxury and fore ultimate in convenience, sun awnings can be operated using either a wall switch, single channel remote for single installations or a state of the art multi channel remote that operates numerous awnings from one handy location.
When looking to purchase solar shading solutions, you can buy sun awnings direct from many online retailers like www.sunawningsonline.co.uk where you will find a wide range of high quality products in over 50 fabric designs.