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The pros and cons of an adjustable awning

An awning may be among your options if you have an outdoor entertainment area on your personal or business property that isn’t covered yet. An adjustable louvre awning is considered the ultimate sun control solution because it offers protection for patios, carports, walkways, courtyards, canteen areas, balconies and more. But, as we know, there are pros and cons to everything in life. 

The pros of an adjustable awning

There are MANY advantages of having an adjustable louvre awning, which makes it an all-round great property investment. Let’s check out some of the pros. 

Versatile cover

Why choose a louvred roof? It offers versatile cover. Close it when you want to keep the elements out and open it when you want to let the elements in. 

Easy to adjust

It is easy to adjust the louvres in different seasons, in different weather situations or at different times of the day. This is done either manually or electronically (depending on what you have set up). 

Simple to maintain

Adjustable louvre awnings are surprisingly simple to clean and maintain.

Creates extra space

A louvre awning makes it possible for home patios to be used more often, businesses to enjoy outdoor connection areas, schools to have walkways between classes and restaurants to increase capacity.

The cons of an adjustable awning

You can’t really go wrong with an adjustable awning, but there are some considerations that might make such an awning the wrong choice for you. Your needs are unique and your installation requirements are specific.

Requires operation

The main difference between a fixed versus adjustable awning is that a fixed awning offers constant cover – no adjustment is necessary. If having someone available to operate a louvre awning by opening and closing it at irregular intervals is impossible or inconvenient then it might not be the best option for your situation.

Requires certain conditions

An adjustable awning can only be installed if certain conditions are met. There needs to be enough space for it to work adequately. There are also often building requirements, standards or approvals that have to be met before they can be erected.

Requires extra investment

At the outset, a louvre awning will cost more than other cover options like umbrellas, shade cloths or pergolas. However, these options are not long-term solutions, thereby making an adjustable awning a better investment. 

Contact us if you’d like to explore installing an awning on your property. Our team are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

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