Does your home need a new awning?

18 September 2020
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

When you want to enjoy spending time outdoors or in the conservatory with your friends and family, then it is vital that you have somewhere to sit that allows you to be together without any of you sitting in direct sunlight. If you don't have sufficient natural shade on your property, then the most effective way to keep everyone cool is to fit blinds and awnings to provide the necessary shelter. Awnings, such as Ziptrak awnings and blinds can protect you from harmful UV rays as well as wind and rain, allowing you to maximise the use of your outdoor space whatever the weather may be.

Choosing the right blinds

When you are thinking about providing protective shade, then there are going to be several considerations that you must think through before choosing your awning or blinds.


You will want to make sure that the awnings or blinds are made of a suitably high-quality material that will survive prolonged exposure to the elements while providing sufficient protection from UV rays.

Ease of use  

Do you want manually operated blinds or would a motorised system be more convenient? Your choice could depend on how many blinds you will need to fit and on how often you expect to be raising and lowering them. If you are not sure which you should choose, then why not discuss your requirements with an installation company? They will be happy to advise you on the practicalities.

Avoiding gaps 

One of the most annoying problems with many blinds is that they do not completely cover the desired area. Perhaps they leave a gap along one edge through which the sun can shine? Maybe they move in the wind allowing UV rays to enter your shady area? One of the best ways to avoid this problem is to use a system such as the one employed by some brands of awnings and blinds that are track guided and allows you to lock your blinds into position so that it cannot move and will not flap around in the wind. These track guided systems can be used in almost any weather conditions and are frequently deployed in coastal regions where high winds are common.

Whether you choose to employ Ziptrak awnings or a different solution for your property, talk to your local installer today. They will be delighted to measure your home and provide you with the most practical solution for your situation.