Patio Awnings fitted to your home not only add shade inside but also offer you a place to sit under and entertain in the long summer evenings.
Patio Awnings are getting more popular every year due to their ease of use, no real maintenance to speak of and nice sleek finishes which add to any home and garden. With such a vast selection out there it is difficult to know which Patio Awning will be the most suitable for your home.
With Open Patio Awnings, Semi Cassette Patio Awnings, Full Cassette Patio Awnings and even Traditional Victorian Awnings which one is for you? Generally speaking the Open Awnings and the Semi Cassette Awnings are fitted to shops and businesses – ones that are in constant use every day although if you need a good quality budget awning then a Semi Cassette Awning may well be all you need. Most homes go for the Full Cassette Patio Awning – this means that when the awning is retracted the arms and fabric are enclosed inside the cassette keeping them nice and clean for when you next need it. Traditional Victorian Awnings are also installed to many homes but are really there to offer shade inside the home rather than to sit underneath it.
Most Patio Awnings are upto 5000mm in width but we can go larger if you need. The largest single awning is 7000mm but two awnings can be coupled together to create huge widths and we have installed awnings to over 10500mm with a single cover. The projection is governed by the width but tends to be around 2500mm to 3000mm which will give you enough space to sit under as well as shade the inside of your home.
Operation of all of our Patio Awnings can either be manual or motorised, this really depends on the size. When you get to 4000mm wide you should really consider motorised, bigger than that and they tend to get a little heavy to wind. The motorised awnings can either work from a remote control handset or a wire free wall switch depending on your own personal preferences. You can even add Sun and Wind Sensors to the motorised awnings so they will open and close automatically.
The most important thing with Patio Awnings is the installation – you really must speak to a professional, these awnings are heavy, and secure fixings are paramount. Call Radiant and we will be happy to visit free of charge and advise of the best solution.