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Fixed awnings versus adjustable awnings

There’s no doubt about it, adding an awning to your home or business property is an investment. Awnings offer ideal protection from the elements and can be used to effectively cover a wide range of spaces from patios to offices. They are a perfect solution for the average South African who wants to take full advantage of one of the best climates in the world. The decision is not so much whether to get awnings, but whether to invest in fixed awnings or adjustable awnings. Let’s run through the differences between the two, so that you can decide which option makes the most sense for the space/s you have in mind to install awnings.

Fixed awnings

As the name implies, fixed awnings do not move and are fixed into a single position. They are well suited to places where covered protection is constantly required, such as patios, carports, walkways and courtyards. The main advantage of a fixed awning is that it provides the best protection from the rain, hail (and snow on the rare occasion). So the next time your car insurance company sends you a message to get your car undercover, you can breathe a sigh of relief. It’s even better when fixed awnings have a gutter system installed that helps to channel the water off the covered area. That way, you don’t have to contend with waterfalls that splash water up on all sides of the awnings.

Although a fixed awning isn’t as flexible as an adjustable awning, it provides consistent protection from the sun. This makes it a great option for patios and courtyards where you’d like to enjoy relaxing – all day and all year round – without having to adjust anything. If this sounds like the solution for you, enquire now about our fixed elegant awnings that are designed to not only be functional, but aesthetically pleasing too.

Adjustable awnings

There are many advantages of having an adjustable louvre awning and they can be applied just about anywhere you can think of – patios, balconies, pool areas, pubs, restaurants, entertainment areas and much more. They are wonderfully suited for areas where you’d like to be able to control how much light and air you allow in. Indeed, the main advantage of adjustable awnings is flexibility. You get to choose if you want full light, diffused light or full shade, and how much ventilation you want. And this can be adjusted in a matter of moments, as opening or closing the louvres is straightforward. You might be concerned that an adjustable awning is hard to operate, but design enhancements have made most adjustable awnings very easy to operate.

Probably the main advantage of adjustable awnings is that you can quickly and easily open the louvres to let the sun stream in, or you can close the louvres to prevent the rain from pouring in. It might not provide 100% protection from a downpour, but it comes close. If you want the best of both worlds then this is the solution for you. Get in touch if you’d like a quote on a custom adjustable louvre awning for your home or business.

When it comes to the choice between fixed awnings and adjustable awnings, it really depends on the unique space the awning will be required to cover and protect, as well as the priorities and preferences of those making use of the awning. In some spaces, you might even be able to look at a seamless solution that integrates both. If you’re still feeling uncertain about the right awning for you then why not chat with one of our team members? We’d love to connect with you.

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