4 Best Reasons to Invest in a Garden Awning This Summer

Reasons to Invest in a Garden Awning This Summer
11/04/2024

Summer is on the horizon, and with it comes the promise of long, sunny days spent in the great outdoors. Unfortunately, this also means that the drawbacks aren't far away either - sunburn, overheating, and blinding glare, to name a few.

Luckily, there's a simple way to enjoy the outdoor spaces without sacrificing comfort: a retractable awning attached to the exterior of your home. These unobtrusive shades can be unfurled to provide shade from the sun's rays and shelter during unexpected showers, allowing you to make the most of your outdoor space.

If you've been thinking about investing in an awning but aren't sure whether to take the plunge, let the shading experts at Broadview help you decide. Below, we've highlighted the four main reasons why a garden awning is the key to unlocking a whole new level of summer living.

1. Escape the heat on sunny days

Escape the heat on sunny days with a garden awning

Scorching summers are becoming the norm in the UK, with temperatures often hitting the high 20s and 30s. Unfortunately, most homes in the UK don't have air conditioning and are designed to trap heat, so even stepping inside provides little relief.

With a garden awning, you'll always have a cool, shaded space to retreat to. You'll get to enjoy fresh air and the sights and sounds of the summer, without getting burnt by the sun's rays or stuck inside a sweltering home. Enjoy al fresco meals, socialise with friends, or simply curl up with a good book, all in the comfort of your own shaded oasis!

2. Expand your living space

Expand your living space with a garden awning

A garden awning lets you create the equivalent to a new room right there on your patio - no planning permission needed! It provides all the sun and rain protection you need, so you can comfortably spend time outside without worrying about the weather getting in the way of your relaxation or work.

The possibilities for your new space are endless. You could invest in some new outdoor furniture and create a new living room or dining space, or move your work outdoors for a welcome relief from the office. The only limit is your imagination!

3. Add a touch of style to your garden

Add a touch of style to your garden with a garden awning

Forget the dated and flimsy awnings of the past. Today's awnings come with sleek, modern designs and countless fabric and colour options, allowing you to choose any combination you can think of. They're often custom-made to fit your property, creating a sophisticated shade that complements your garden, rather than detracting from it.

Want your awning out of sight when not in use? Most modern designs can be rolled up and stored in a discrete cassette that blends with the exterior of your home, so your awning never becomes obtrusive.

4. Enjoy your garden all night long

Enjoy your garden all night long with a garden awning

Modern awnings offer more than just shade. By upgrading to integrated LED lighting and heaters, you can use them no matter the time of day!

LED lighting along the arms and under the awning's housing will let you continue to enjoy your outdoor space even as the sun goes down, creating a warm ambient glow. Built-in heaters, meanwhile, will keep your patio cosy even on chilly evenings when the breeze picks up.

You'll get more mileage out of your awning by being able to utilise the space rain or shine, day or night, and whenever you'd like to.

Transform your garden into a summer oasis with an awning from Broadview

If you're looking to make the most of your patio this summer, a garden awning is the perfect choice. With its ability to provide shade, expand your living space, and offer protection from the elements, it will transform your patio into a cool, comfortable, and stylish retreat for the whole summer season.

At Broadview, we've been crafting beautiful, functional garden awnings for over five decades. Our awnings are built to last, featuring:

  • Durable, UV-resistant fabrics that withstand fading and damage, year after year.
  • Countless colour and pattern variations to choose from.
  • Professional installation to guarantee smooth operation and a perfect fit.
  • Upgrade options, including lighting, heating, remote control, and more.

Whatever your vision, you can trust our expert team to make it a reality. But don't take our word for it - browse our gallery to see what we're capable of!

Ready to create your dream patio? Book a design consultation online or call us on 01202 679012 today, and let's get started.