5 Reasons You Need Motorised Awnings This Summer
Adding a motorised awning to your property gives you the chance to make the most of your outdoor space. Whether you have a garden, courtyard or balcony, the right awning makes the space more versatile and infinitely more usable. If you’re ready to enjoy the summer, take a look at these top five reasons why you need motorised awnings…
1. Sun protection
As much as we love the sun, spending too much time in it poses a health risk. Although you might enjoy relaxing in hot temperatures or building up a tan, it’s important to spend some time in the shade too. During peak sunshine hours, it’s always advisable to stay out of the sun. With a motorised awning, however, you won’t have to shut yourself indoors. Instead, you can enjoy the hot weather, the bright skies and the cloudless horizon under the comfort of your made-to-measure awning.
Although everyone should be mindful of the sun, it’s particularly important to ensure that children and pets don’t spend too long in direct sunlight. Children can be highly susceptible to sunburn, particularly when they’re younger. While you’ll still need to use sun protection with a high SPF, having a motorised awning on hand means you can provide a custom shady area to ensure kids can still play outside while the weather is warm.
2. Water-Resistant and Rainproof
If you’ve experienced a British summer before, you know that rain will be an inevitable feature at some point! No matter what part of the UK you live in, your summer plans will have been upended by an unexpected shower in the past. Fortunately, a motorised awning will give you the protection you need from rain showers.
When you choose a water-resistant material, you’ll find that your awning does a fabulous job of providing you with somewhere dry to sit until the rain has passed. What’s more, having somewhere under cover to place your garden furniture, electronics, books and summer essentials means you won’t be scrabbling around trying to save everything if a downpour suddenly appears.
3. Create an Outdoor Office
More people than ever have been working from home in 2020 and there’s a good chance that thousands of people will continue to work remotely over upcoming months. However, this doesn’t mean that you have to stay ensconced within the same four walls. With the sun already shining, now is the perfect time to create an outdoor productivity hub and make the most of your opportunity to work outdoors.
To achieve this, you’ll need a workspace that isn’t directly in the sun and isn’t likely to be adversely affected by rain. Luckily, a motorised awning will provide just that. As well as protecting you from the sun, the shade created by an awning means you’ll experience far less glare on screens. If you’re using a laptop, tablet or even a smartphone, the right awning will give you the coverage you need to enhance your productivity and efficiency.
4. Convenient and Easy to Control
Most garden features and accessories require a fair amount of maintenance or preparation before they can be used. If you have a garden umbrella, for example, you’re probably used to putting it down and packing it away every evening before getting it out again in the morning. By the time you’ve found a base for it and something to stop in blowing over in the wind, you’ll be wondering why you bothered.
Of course, when garden accessories require more than minimal effort, we’re less likely to use them. As motorised awnings can be opened and closed without any effort at all, you’ll find that you get more use out of your garden than you ever thought possible.
Depending on the setup you choose, you can control a motorised awning with an app on your smartphone or tablet, via a dedicated remote control or even with voice control. Once your motorised awnings are installed, it really is that simple to open and close them.
Furthermore, a retractable awning sits neatly on your property and doesn’t take up any useable space. Although you’ll hardly notice it when it’s not in use, it can be a stunning decorative addition to your outdoor space when it’s opened. In addition to this, you won’t need to find somewhere to store your awning when it’s not in use, which means you won’t have to struggle to fit it into the garage or give up some of your coveted indoor storage space.
5. Versatile Solutions
A motorised awning can be added to virtually any type of property, so you can enhance any outdoor space you have. With made-to-measure awnings available, you can cover an entire patio area, a smaller courtyard or even a balcony. If you live in a second-floor apartment, for example, you may struggle to find solutions that make your balcony more usable. By adding an awning to your property, you can increase the functionality of your outdoor space, no matter how small it is.
As one of the most versatile additions to your garden, courtyard or balcony, motorised awnings give you the opportunity to create an outdoor idyll that you can enjoy all summer long.
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With swathes of fabric to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding how you want your awning to look. As well as selecting something decorative to enhance the character of your property, you can also modify the amount of coverage you’d like your awning to offer.
If you’d rather stay out of the sun, for example, an awning with a high level of coverage could be just what you’re looking for. Alternatively, sun worshippers may select a sheer fabric so that they can make the most of the sunshine while it’s here but still get the shade and sun protection they need.
To find out more or to order motorised awnings today, contact Smart Blinds now on 01635 866600 or 0118 950 9449.
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