Four Outdoor Awning Ideas to Enhance Your Property
December 12, 2022
Awnings can enhance your outdoor space and make it aesthetically pleasing. It also provides practical benefits by offering protection against inclement weather conditions, reducing energy costs, preserving your outdoor furniture, and increasing the value of your property. However, with many outdoor awning ideas to choose from, picking the right one can be confusing. Here are four designs you should consider for your residential or commercial property.
Now that the weather is turning colder and more inclement – a fixed-frame stationary awning can become a great addition to your home. For a reasonably low cost compared to a hard structure, you can add what becomes a 3-season room to your house.
A fixed frame awning can be designed to support snow load – along with zippered/roll-up side panels to provide a really nice shelter that extends the use of your deck or patio. With clear-vinyl side curtains, you can leave your furniture in place and add heat to the area with a propane or electric heater. That way, you can have a clear view of the awning well into the winter!
While you cannot push a button and retract the awning like some of the retractable options – this approach can provide a much more stable structure that can withstand much stronger weather extremes. Of course, you don’t need to leave the fabric up all year round. Some people choose to go with a slightly lighter framework and have the fabric removed on a seasonal basis.
This still provides much better protection during rain and wind while extending its use into late fall and early spring. Let one of the seasoned salespeople at Dorchester Awning work with you to come up with the best option for you!
Retractable awnings are flexible and come in different shapes, sizes, and fabrics. They are great for reducing the air temperature and providing shade for hot decks or adding the much-needed protection when it starts to drizzle.
If you’re looking for a flexible awning design that allows you to modify how much shade you’d like by featuring an option to extend or retract to suit your shade or sunlight preference, then a retractable awning is your best choice.
Pergola Covers and Shades
Pergolas are a great option when you want some shade without completely blocking out the sun. Although the design is usually composed of tiny slats of wood that create a louvered roof, uncovered pergolas offer very little protection from UV rays as they can pass through the open areas in the roof.
Should you wish to address this issue, a company like Dorchester Awning has various design approaches, including covering the existing pergola structure or creating a new stand-alone structure.
Retractable All-Weather Awnings to Protect Your Outdoor Home Space
Retractable all-weather structures ride on an attractive post and rail-track framework. The posts and rails provide the extra support needed to allow this retractable system to withstand even the harshest weather conditions. They are versatile and durable and can extend your outdoor living space. They come in a wide variety of materials that Dorchester Awning can customize to match your building and architectural style.
These products range from Powder Coated aluminum to beautifully finished Wood Structural Laminates. As your trusted local dealer specializing in bringing your outdoor awning designs to life, Dorchester Awning will give your property the “best face-lift”!
Dorchester Awning has over a century of experience, and we specialize in helping you pick the best style and material to suit your preferred application. Our #1 goal is to continue our mission that stretches back to 1901 – to give all our customers 100% satisfaction, service, and quality!
Over the years, we have grown and diversified beyond simple products and services, to also include:
- Canopies, Storefront Awnings, Large Venue Awnings
- Shade Sails
- Retractable Fabric Roof Systems
- Metal Awnings
- Nationwide and International Accounts
- Winter Removal & Storage
- Special and Custom Projects
We pride ourselves in helping our customers bring their awning ideas to life by adding an elegant touch to any entranceway while providing shelter from the scorching sun and rainy days, as well as beautiful curb appeal that will impress visitors and passers-by.
To work with one of the best companies in the business to execute your outdoor awnings ideas, contact Dorchester Awning to set up an appointment and get a custom quote for your designs and installation!