15 Jan 2018

How Retractable Awnings Are Useful In Protection And Privacy

by John Fulton

It is no secret that awnings are a great addition to any home – they suit homes of all sizes (from single level to two storey) and are available in a variety of fabrics and colours (to complement your property). Two of the main reasons that homeowners choose to install retractable awnings on their windows or alfresco areas are for the protection and privacy they can provide.

Generally speaking, there are two significant types of protection that retractable awnings can provide and they include:


  • UV Protection
    These days, we are well aware of the damage that UVA and UVB rays can wreak – they can severely damage our skin, constant exposure can cause sunburn and they have even been linked to occurrences of skin cancer. Awnings provide a physical barrier between UV rays and your family, protecting them from harm without sacrificing on the view.
  • Sun Protection
    The sun is not only damaging for our skin – it can be damaging to our furniture and window furnishings. Prolonged exposure has been known to cause fading in the colour and even a weakening of the fabric’s fibres, leading to a need to replace the item. Awnings can shade your furniture and window furnishings without sacrificing on natural light.

And let’s not forget that awnings can also improve the level of privacy that your home and alfresco area enjoys:

  • Privacy
    Whether you live on a busy street or your neighbours overlook your property, privacy can sometimes feel like a luxury that you can’t afford. With the addition of awnings, however, you will be able to shield the inside of your home and alfresco areas from view – you will no longer feel like someone is watching your every move.

If you have been umming and ahhing about installing retractable awnings on your windows or over your alfresco area, we hope that the information provided above has enabled you to reach a decision. They are able to provide you with a fantastic level of protection and privacy, ensuring that your home and outdoor areas are as comfortable as possible.