Shade Your Home In Style: How Awnings Can Elevate Outdoor Spaces

Transform Your Outdoor Oasis with Trendy Awnings

If you have been on the fence about investing in awnings for your home, allow us to fill you in on some of the many benefits of these functional outdoor coverings. In this brief guide, we will have a look at how our retractable awnings can greatly increase the comfort and appeal of outdoor spaces.

Whether you are looking for a solution to sunshine on your balcony or patio, or you want to elevate a commercial space – our fantastic selection of awnings makes the perfect outdoor furnishing for your purposes. Keep reading as we cover all the information you will need to decide on the ideal awning for your home or business.

Why Choose Awnings?

As Australians, our love for nature and the outdoors is second-to-none, and anything that makes relaxing on your patio even more enjoyable is worth looking into. Let us get into five inviting benefits of installing awnings in your outdoor space:

1. Awnings Can Extend Your Living Space

As awnings have the ability to easily and effectively expand your living space, this becomes a real game-changer on warm summer days. By enclosing an outdoor space and providing some much-needed shade, they create areas that are perfect for relaxing, hosting friends and family, and simply enjoying nature. They also add versatility in that these shaded spots naturally extend your living area. This provides you with more options regarding the amount of functional space in your home.

2. Awnings Offer Protection From The Elements

Beyond adding ample amounts of useful living space to any home, awnings act as impressive barriers against harsh weather. They are most commonly used to not only shield outdoor areas from direct sunlight, but also heavy rain.

3. Inviting Ambience

At Watson Blinds, we pride ourselves on providing visually pleasing furnishings that can add to the appeal of outdoor spaces. Our variety of options means that you have the power to decide on the exact style and look of your retractable awnings and blend them into the aesthetic you desire.

The ambience these outdoor furnishings create is a real benefit – you might find that your friends will not want to leave after experiencing the cosy atmosphere your awnings produce!

4. Remarkably Low Maintenance

Our awnings are made using modern materials that are extremely durable and require little-to-no maintenance at all. In fact, we are so confident in the quality of our locally-made products, that we offer limited lifetime warranties for your peace of mind.

When it comes to maintenance, all that is needed from your side is the occasional inspection and clean. This is just another appealing aspect of installing awnings in your home or business – they are about as hassle-free as it gets.

5. Save Some Money On Your Energy Bills

It can never hurt to bring utility expenditures down, and our retractable awnings can help you do just that. By shading the area outside your living space, they can dramatically reduce the amount of heat coming into your household.

So, when the hot summer months arrive, air-conditioners and other methods of cooling your home or business will become less of a necessity. With energy prices rising steeply, this is just another appealing benefit of these outdoor furnishings.

6. Functional Fabrics

We have a plethora of fabric choices available, and each option comes with its own set of advantages. Whether you opt for Canvas, Mesh, Clear PVC, or Acrylic, we are sure we can assist you in making the perfect choice for your outdoor space. Allow us to walk you through a few considerations when deciding on the fabric you might want for your awnings.

a. Fade-Resistance

When deciding on the type of fabric you would like, consider the amount of direct sunlight the awnings will be receiving. Certain fabrics are more colour-fast than others and will retain their beautiful shade for years.

If you know that your retractable furnishings will be frequently bathed in sunlight, we recommend that you choose a fabric with a fade resistance of 6 or above – this should be more than enough to ensure that they look good as new for many moons.

b. Privacy –

Our variety of awning styles means that you are spoilt for choice when it comes to your desired amount of privacy. We create open and closed weave options that provide distinct levels of visibility.

Open weave fabrics offer great view-through and light-filtering qualities throughout the day, but others will be able to see into them at night. On the other hand, closed-weave fabrics provide enhanced privacy, but lower visibility and light-flow. Ultimately, it comes down to what your preferences are and how much privacy you seek from your choice of awning.

c. Durability – All of the fabrics we use in the creation of our products are of the highest quality, but some are hardier than others. If you think that your awnings will be exposed heavily to the elements, we recommend that you choose a fabric with DURAGUARD®.

There are a few reasons for this; this excellent fabric protection is resistant to mildew build-up, halts the development of most forms of bacteria, and intelligently keeps odours away. We are so confident in our fabric’s ability to stand the test of time that they feature a complete 10-year warranty!

d. Air Flow and Temperature Regulation – This is an essential consideration when choosing the ideal awnings for your needs. If you are not too bothered about airflow, clear PVC could be the best option for you – it provides fantastic visibility at all times, which is great for those that would like to admire the scenery around them.

Alternatively, if a pleasant breeze is part of what you are looking for, we suggest that you decide on a fabric with 10% openness. This allows for air to pass through and will help to cool down your patio during the day.

At Watson Blinds, we are only too happy to assist you in making the ideal choice for your household or business. If you are unsure about any of the options or have any questions, do not hesitate to contact a friendly member of our team.

What Awning Options Do We Have On Offer?

Let us walk you through some of the choices you have when deciding on the ideal awnings for your purposes. This variety is comprehensive enough that there is almost certainly a style that will fit your outdoor space seamlessly.

1. Sintesi Retractable Roof Awnings

This beautiful outdoor furnishing may just be the perfect addition to your patio or outdoor space. This Italian-designed awning features a downpipe system and gutter that has been subtly integrated into the mounting frame, making it a great option for areas that experience frequent rain.

All the fabrics used to create this particular design are 100% waterproof, and it is more than capable of withstanding some intense weather conditions. For both residential and commercial use, this retractable roof system is certainly worth your consideration.

2. Folding Arm Awnings

This is certainly one of the more popular options. Our folding arm awnings are fantastically functional and provide you with the option of pulling back the fabric whenever you are in the mood for a bit of extra sunlight. One of the most appealing aspects of these furnishings is that they require no permanent structure yet provide comprehensive coverage.

You can decide if you would prefer for them to be automated with a Merger® remote solution or a hand-crank operation. This awning saves plenty of space and does not require any visible brackets, cover caps, or fixings.

3. Alpha SRS Outdoor Blinds

This is an excellent option for those that are seeking full cover for their outdoor space. The Alpha SRS Outdoor Blinds provide protection from the elements, while also being impressively compact. Whether it is a summer day and the heat is overwhelming, or a freezing cold night, this furnishing will enable you to relax comfortably regardless of the conditions!

These awnings have a unique ‘Side Retention System’ that makes sure that the fabric remains taut and is not affected by strong winds or intense weather conditions. This awning design is a great option that offers ample versatility, increased privacy, and looks great through all of it.

4. Semina By Weinor

These German-made awnings feature sun and heat protection that is second-to-none. Get the best of what German engineering has to offer with these versatile, retractable outdoor furnishings. They have been designed to operate without producing much noise, and the LongLife arm ensures the fabric is always positioned well.

Why Choose Watson Blinds?

We make sure that we uphold our core values at all times. The first is quality, which is why all of our products are Australian-made and created using only the finest materials in the industry. The second is integrity, ensuring we get the job done perfectly every time. We value our customers above all else, and this reflects in the way we do business.

Thirdly, we have ease; we know that our clients are busy and that life can become a bit of a blur; so for this reason, we make sure that the entire process is as simple as it can be. Lastly – experience. We have been in the industry for 50+ years and counting, and over this period we have learned to tailor our services to perfectly suit our customers.

Additionally, if you contact us today and book an appointment, we will give you a $250 gift card that you can use on whichever product you like! With Watson Blinds, you can rest assured that you are getting only the highest quality awnings and window furnishings.

Awnings: In Conclusion

These outdoor furnishings truly have the potential to bring any open space to life!

The variety of styles and fabrics also allows for a range of aesthetic possibilities that makes these furnishings remarkably simple to integrate into any area. For impressive functionality and elegant design, look no further than our low-maintenance, retractable awnings.