Picking the right awning is important to ensure it meets the needs of your outdoor area. In Perth, the weather can be unpredictable, but we still want to enjoy outside throughout the year. To ensure you choose the perfect outdoor awning for your space, here are the benefits of folding arm awnings vs fixed patio awnings.
Fixed arm awnings are common amongst Perth homes for their versatility in protecting from the elements. They enable you to enjoy more time outside without being concerned about the sun, wind and rain. Folding arm awnings also protect from the weather but with some added features.
Unlike fixed arm awnings, folding arm awnings are retractable, so you can extend and retract them as needed. In addition, because they’re retractable, they’re not a permanent fixture, so they can be used throughout the year whenever you need coverage or not.
Common times you might extend your folding arm awning:
- Cover the pool when children are swimming
- Extending your entertainment area
- Blocking the sun from coming into your home
Professional outdoor blind suppliers such as All About Shade will customise fixed arm awnings and folding arm awnings to ensure that they best suit your needs and outdoor space décor. We offer a wide range of colours and fabrics for folding arm awnings, plus the aluminium systems can be powder-coated to match the outdoor facade of your home.
Some things to consider when speaking with your blind specialist:
- Ask for block out polyester fabric for more coverage
- To let in natural light, consider PVC mesh
Folding arm awnings are not a permanent structure, so they’re well suited to a wide range of areas for homes and businesses. In addition, fixed patio awnings can be mounted to the edge of various surfaces, including fascia boards, rafter brackets, and concrete walls.
When choosing a folding arm awning, you can choose a manual crank or a remote-controlled operating system. If you choose motorised, we can install sun and wind sensors so the blinds will operate automatically depending on sun exposure or wind speed.
To ensure you choose the right outdoor blinds or folding arm awnings for your home or business, All About Shade can help. With a wide range of blinds for all purposes, we can help you create a beautiful and comfortable outdoor space that feels like an extension of your home or business. To arrange a free quote, fill out the “Free Measure & Quote” form, and one of our friendly team members will get in touch.