Awnings: A Rise in Popularity this Season

Summer is here and a great way to spend more time in your garden this season is to install an awning. This fixture is ideal for light control, sun protection and keeping you and your home cool. Put your trust in this product to help make the most of your outdoor space this summer. Here at Kingston Blinds, we thought we would explain to you why awnings are flooding the market and why there’s been such a rise in popularity for them this year.

What is an awning?

An awning is a durable canvas attached to a technologically advanced frame that allows full extension and retraction for the utmost convenience. Awnings offer shade and shelter and are used both domestically and commercially, providing properties with countless benefits and an elegant finish to a building’s exterior.


Cost effective

An awning installation can last up to 15 years, providing homes and businesses with all year round weather protection. They’re ideal in the sun as a barrier from harsh Ultraviolet radiation and when placed over windows, help to keep buildings cool during hot summers. Awnings placed tactically will filter the penetration of the sun’s rays that would otherwise warm up the building, so not only will they provide you with shade but also reduce your air conditioning bills, making them a cost effective investment.


Retractable awnings are ideal for all buildings because they can be neatly folded away and extended with ease at a moment’s notice.

Shade and shelter

Whatever the weather, you can enjoy the fresh air under the shade or shelter of an awning. They’re ideal for homes, as we tend to sit inside when it rains and move parties indoors but with an awning you’re more likely to sit outside on the patio; your pets will also be encouraged too, especially when it rains. For commercial properties, your workers and customers have instant shelter whilst in your vicinity, which might just extend their stay – especially in cafes and restaurants.


A simple push of a button is all you need in order to retract or extend an awning. They save time and create a hassle-free, natural extension to your property’s exterior.

Motorised or manual

You can choose between motorised and manual awnings, although motorised are more popular due to their simplicity, manual awnings are the slightly cheaper option, should you wish to alter them yourself. However, whatever type you decide, you will always ensure shelter and shade with high-quality materials that are built to last.

Extend your living area

When entertaining, there’s nothing more annoying than having to stay within the confines of the indoor space. If you too live in the UK, you can understand how you can never guarantee good weather, this is why awnings are being installed in countless properties to offer an extended outdoor living area.

Luxury and affordable

With a wide array of awnings to choose from you can have luxury installed at an affordable price. Whatever your tastes or budget you can guarantee you’ll find an awnings that are perfect for you and your home.

Kingston Blinds have been established since 1997, providing both homes and companies with high-quality products, free quotations and fittings. Our team of friendly professionals are proud to provide exceptional services and craftsmanship to ensure each and every customer’s needs are met, first time around. If you would like advice or wish to make a booking, please get in touch today – we’d love to hear from you!

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