Protecting Outdoor Furnishing With An Awning

The sun can be brutal. While it provides all the energy that our world needs to survive, its rays also destroy our skin and many of the fabrics that we have created. Sun damage is one the most common reasons why patio furniture is needs to be replace. You can protect your investment by getting a patio awning that will protect your furniture while at the same time creating a shady living space for you and your family to enjoy.

Things like patio chairs, both in their traditional and reclining variety, suffer considerably under the hot sun. Their fabric begins to fade rather quickly as UVA and UVB begin to break down the pigmentation that gives your patio the feel that you spent so much time planning. There are some chairs that are sun resistant, but over time all things begin to fade and this is especially true for chair that suffer from the elements and from human use.

Another feature on many different patios or decks is wood. The wood could be a furnishing, like a bench or table. These are generally a much larger investment for families and should be preserved as best as possible. You will want to finish these products well but you are also going to want to give it an extra level of protection by installing a patio awning.

This could be an awning of the retractable variety so that you can have sun when it suits you but also be able to enjoy the shade when you or your patio furniture needs it. These awnings come in all different shapes and sizes and can meet the year round needs of your family for a very reasonable price. Patio awnings are also know to help increase the value of home since they increase the amount of livable space on a property. Retractable awnings are particularly useful for this purpose.

The reason that they can increase the value of a home is because a patio awning is going to turn a patch of concrete into a shaded oasis for your family to sit comfortably in the heat of the day or the cool of the evening. Being in the shade can be as much as 20 degrees cooler than being in direct sunlight in some environments, bringing a hot 90 degree day down to a very comfortable 70 degrees. Sometimes a patio can be even cooler than actually being inside your house.

Awnings do a great job of increasing the life of a outdoor furnishings by protecting them from the elements, but particularly the sun's harmful rays. They also create a shaded haven for your family to escape the heat and enjoy the outdoors when the summer wants to keep you inside. Patio awnings also have the added benefit of improving the energy efficiency of a home that has windows that soak up sunlight by shading them from the sun's heat.

Joe writes for Patio Awnings Inc, a site dedicated to informing and educating the public about patio awnings and their effectiveness at creating outdoor space for their families. In addition to talking about these fixtures in general, Joe also wrties about specific types of awnings like retractable patio awnings.