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The Benefits Of Awnings And Canopies For Your Home

The winter months are getting further and further behind us and we have said goodbye to the cold, dark evenings. Everybody is looking forward to the summer months, and the spring weather has so far been promising!

With this in mind, we will be spending more time outdoors and part of this will be spent in the comfort of our back gardens, so it makes sense to take full advantage of the outdoor space by introducing a new awning or canopy, ready for the peak of summer.

Enhance Your Outdoor Living Space

Let’s hope for sun but in the event of summer rain, don’t let the weather dictate your outdoor fun. With a bespoke awning or canopy, you won’t have to pack up and go inside. You can continue to sit back, relax and let the shower pass over, under the trusted protection of a made-to-measure sunshade.

Add Aesthetic Appeal

You can add a personal touch to your home by choosing from a wide range of colours, patterns and styles of awning or canopy. With a style guide from a trusted supplier and installer, you can choose classic patterns, or go for bold modern blocks of colour. Awnings and canopies are not all about functionality. Take the addition of an awning or canopy as an opportunity to put a personal stamp on your property.

Protection from the Sun

Awnings provide a much larger shaded area than an umbrella, so you can fit the entire family beneath it if they are in need of shade. Whilst beneath the canopy they are protected from harmful UV rays, and your patio furniture is too, meaning it will last longer than if it were continually bleached by the hot weather.

Sunshades are particularly great for guaranteeing a shady area in south facing gardens, which receive the most sunshine throughout the day.

If you opt for a retractable awning or canopy, you can easily wind-in or remotely reign in the retractable cover, so you can take full advantage of the sunshine, but with the option for shelter as and when you need it.

Energy Saving

Awnings and canopies that are placed near large windows and doors will cool the air that enters your property. Therefore, you do not need to rely on electrical fans and air conditioning units for a temperate environment inside your home. In the long term you can expect to save money by decreasing the workload of these electrical appliances.


Humberside Sunblinds have specialised in made-to-measure canopies and awnings for a number of years, providing gardens with the perfect sanctuary and shade in the Grimsby, Hull and Scunthorpe areas. Our wide range of products go beyond outdoor sunshades to include bespoke blinds, curtains, flyscreens and shutters in a variety of styles to suit any home. To add functionality and chic to the interior or exterior of your home, contact us for any enquiries, or for our free measuring service.

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