What to Look for When Buying an Awning?


Awnings are a great way to increase your home’s value as the luxury shading system allows you to indulge in an alfresco lifestyle from the comfort of your home. However, you must know what to look for when purchasing an awning. Here, we look at the things you should be considering when purchasing an awning.

Your awning needs

When buying an awning, you should ask yourself what you want from an awning system. Whether you want a powerfully striking pergola awning or a slick and slender cassette awning, having a good grasp of the awning benefits will make your decision-making much easier. For example, if you want to bridge the gap between your home’s interior with nature, you should consider a patio awning. They open your home to create an open plan effect with the help of nature. So, if you want to entertain family and friends during warm summer nights, patio awnings are the perfect shading solution for you. You can read all the benefits of different awning types here.

Why choose Shading Specialists when buying an awning?

You want an awning that looks the part when you buy it. Having a well-designed system can work wonders for your exterior design. Your awning design should fully reflect the desired aesthetic of your home. Our luxury awnings come in many beautiful fabric options, so you have plenty of choices. Also, not only are our industry-leading awning systems innovative, but they are also a stylish accessory for your property.

You can buy an awning that looks the part, but does it do what you need. In the U.K. we experience erratic weather patterns, so your awning system is suitable all year round. Our range of Markilux awnings and Weinor awnings have been tried and tested to withstand all weather types. Our range of premium awnings has been wind tested and certified in handling wind force six on the Beaufort scale.

The fabrics used on our awning systems are solution-dyed, meaning the colour pigments are embedded within the fibres during manufacturing. Their effective coating ensures the material is UV protected, further ensuring that the awnings fabric colours will not fade over prolonged sun exposure. Additionally, the dirt-resistant and water-resistant fabrics keep your foundation dry and clean.

The fabrics used on our awning systems are 85% recycled PET, meaning the awning materials are eco-friendly. Also more durable than standard materials because of the Polyethylene Terephthalate contents. Certified by the Global Recycled Standard, our luxury awning fabrics are better for the environment by reducing the water and energy usage in production, thus lowering CO₂ emissions.

We can advise you on how to get the best awning before you buy!

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There are many excellent ways to treat patios, balconies, and gardens against intrusive sunlight. The good news is that Shading Specialists are fully equipped with an extensive awning range to provide you with every awning type on the market.