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How To Choose Awning For Ground Floor Patio

Adding awning to a door, window or even storefront is very common to many homeowners in Singapore. These roofs like structures are made of popular fabric such as Acrylic, Canvas and Sunscreen Fabric and they comes in variety of colors. Most of them are designed for outside use and they can have a warranty of five years on fabric alone. Currently there are increasing trend for modern look for awning with the matt colours of cream, heritage green, charcoal and primrose being the most popular. In order to suit different consumers’ demands, there are more than 50 colours to choose from in either a sunscreen fabric or waterproof acrylic fabric.

How To Choose Awning For Ground Floor Patio

Both commercial establishments and residential homes may have awning for the purpose of providing shade against rainfall and sunshine. They are also used for decoration hence making your place more beautiful and attractive. However, before you install an awning in your shop or home ground floor patio, there are several factors that you need to consider in order to make the right choice. Some of the majors factors that you should consider are as illustrated below:

· Know the type of awning that will be suitable for you
Since there are many types of awning that are available in the Singapore market and they suit different needs, it is important to know first the type of awning that wit fit your purpose and requirements. You should know if you want a retractable or a fixed type awning. If you opt for the retractable one, then do you need one that is automatically or mechanically operated? Automatically operated retractable awnings can be more convenient compared to other options that are available since they have sensors that allow them to close and open automatically depending on the weather condition. Nevertheless, they will not function without power supply unlike the mechanical retractable awnings.

· Choose your desired design
Plenty of awning designs are available on the market today such as convex, standard, dome shaped with stripes or solid colors. Hence, it is important know the type of design that will be suitable for you. You can also choose materials for you awning including tarpaulin fabric, canvas just to mention a few. However, be sure that it would complement the overall appeal & structure of your building or home. If you are not sure of the best design and material, it is advisable to seek professional opinion.

· Check the quality of the materials that are used to make this product
There are different types of materials that are used to make awning and they may be either low quality which will not last for long or high quality that will last for long. Durability of the awning is among the important factors that you should consider because most quality awning can last for more than ten years. Also, be sure that awning frame will not break or snap when there is strong wind or rain since such incident can be dangerous.

Choosing man made fabric rather than natural fabric can be a wise decision since they are resistant to fading and rotting and they can last six times longer than the natural fabrics.

· Get a reputable installer or supplier
There are many awning suppliers who will promise you that they will supply quality product and offer quality services. However, not all awning installers are reputable, they are some who can offer quality services while others may offer low quality service that will not suit your requirements. A good installer or supplier will be willing to come to your home, inspect and take measurements in order to be sure that the awning that he or she will supply will perfectly fit your property. It is also important to get price quotations and recommendation before you begin you project, because, these will increase your chances of finding a reputable supplier or installer.

· Know your budget
The amount of money that you are willing to spend is also important factor to consider because it would be impossible to choose a particular design of awning that you cannot afford. Therefore, know the amount that you want to spend on this project and research on the type of awning that will fit your budget.

With these steps, you are much closer to having perfect awning for your ground floor patio.
 

 

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