If you’re feeling overwhelmed by choice, this post is for you. Awnings are an excellent choice for any home. They help protect the exterior of your house, provide much-needed shade and insulation, and even help you save on power bills.
We covered in an earlier post how to choose the right fabric for your awnings. But, there is a huge range of options for awning style as well. Which you choose will depend on your property and what function you want your new window furnishings to have.
Automatic awnings are designed to automatically retract in high winds – making them an ideal choice for areas exposed to the elements. On top of that, they add an additional layer of privacy and shade, making them a great choice for ground floor properties. Have an extra storey? No problem. The awnings are very sturdy and can be customised to suit second floors.
The style of bullnosed awnings allows them to be set at any angle – which makes them perfect where head-height areas are limited. They are made from polycarbonate, meaning they’re rigid and sturdy in the elements, while still letting light through.
Fixed-frame awnings have the classic, decorative style and shape most people imagine when they think of awnings. They are sometimes called ‘Caribbean Awnings’. They are made from aluminium, are customisable with fabric options, and sit over windows and doors. You can even create a whole patio area with fixed-frame awnings when you add sides, mitred corners, and posts.
Folding arm awnings suit beachside, Central Coast properties. You can choose between Open, Encased, or Rain Cover styles and opt for traditional scalloped edges for a summery, coastal vibe. If you have a very narrow space, our XXL Design Folding Arm Awning is a great option. It has two arms that overlap in two planes making it ideal for a narrower space where a large drop is needed.
Pivot Arm Awnings are the perfect option for heavy-duty applications, such as large windows that open outwards. They are sturdy, meaning they will stay strong in large gusts of wind and keep your building’s exterior protected, too.
Straight Drop Awnings are simple, stylish, and very versatile. They come in a range of fabrics and offer a softer and budget-friendly alternative to the traditional verandah. Our Straight Drop Awnings come either spring-loaded or geared. Get in touch for a free consultation if you don’t know which is best for you.
Ziptrack Awnings are an innovative, high-tech option for functional, secure awnings. They protect you against wind, rain, UV rays while still and letting plenty of natural light through. Ziptrack Awnings are opened and closed with a simple push/pull movement. They don’t use zips, straps, ropes or pulleys, and can be locked securely with no edge gaps or flapping. You can choose either manual or motorised operation – it’s completely up to you.
Still stuck or just want to talk with a pro? At Emporium Blinds we offer a free consultation and are here to help you find the best window furnishing solution for your home.
Get in touch or drop into our showroom to talk about your options.