With Spring officially here and summer just a few months round the corner, most of us with gardens will be looking to spend time clearing away the winter debris, planting bulbs and mowing the lawn. One thing that you might like to look at to improve the look and feel of your home, however, is a sun awning.

Not only do these look fantastic, they can also protect you from the elements and provide a space to wile away some relaxing hours on a summer’s day.

What is a Sun Awning?

Sun awnings and canopies fit over the back porch area of your home and come in a variety of different types and sizes. They can be pulled out when you need a bit of cover and retracted back towards the building quickly and easily. They provide protection and shade from the sun so are ideal for hot days and are the perfect addition to your home if you entertain a lot.

Four Benefits of Sun Awnings

  • They Provide Space for Entertaining: If you’re a sociable type and like nothing more than inviting guests over for a barbecue or evening soiree, a sun awning is absolutely perfect. It provides shade and covers areas where food and drink are being served and can protect from the elements if the weather does become a little inclement.
  • Adding Value to Your Home: You may not be looking to sell up just yet but value added extras like sun awnings can be attractive to potential buyers. It’s a simple way to quickly put some value on your home and create that certain wow factor which sets you apart from other properties.
  • You Control Your Patio Space: Because it can be pulled forward or retracted, you can control just how much sunlight you get over your patio space. If it’s a sunny day, you can simply rest in the shade rather than trying to cope with the midday heat.
  • Protection From the Rain: Of course, this is the UK so it’s not a given that every single day is going to be filled with glorious sunshine. Awnings, however, also protect you from the rain and wind. If you need somewhere people can collect under when the odd shower breaks out, your awning space is the ideal location.

Choosing the Right Sun Awning

The good news is that there are a wide variety of styles and designs when it comes to sun awnings. You can opt for a discreet canvas covers or go for more colourful or extravagant builds. A lot will depend on the size of your garden and the effect that you want to achieve. Perhaps you want a permanent fixture that adds some chic European style to your patio or you’d like to create the perfect location for evening dining during the summer months.

At John Deegan, we’re experts in creating the outdoor garden spaces that add style, colour and functionality. No one property is the same as the next so what your garden needs can be carefully tailored.

If you want to see how a sun awning can transform your garden, contact our friendly, professional team today.

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