Awnings are a great way to to extend your outdoor living space. Serving both a decorative and functional purpose, awnings add style and color to your deck and patio while also providing much needed shade. With the beauty of the outdoors we enjoy here in the Lake Osage area, awnings are a must-have! When shopping for awnings, consider placement, operation, fabric, and style. As your local source for awnings, we’ll get you started with the info below:
While decks and patios may be the first place you think of for awnings, they also work well over doors and windows. On the deck or patio, awnings not only provide shade and cooler temperatures, they also protect your outdoor furniture from weather damage. Providing protection from the elements, door and window awnings can safeguard your interior from the sun’s damaging rays. Awnings over windows can dramatically decrease your cooling costs in the summer, an added benefit. Some sources say that your overall heat reduction during the summer months can be as much as 65% for south-facing windows and 77% for eastern and western-facing windows.
Operating Your Awnings
Retractable awnings are great for decks and patios because you can extend them when you need them, and easily retract them when you don’t. This allows you to control the sun and shade depending on the temperatures outside. Fixed or stationary awnings work well for windows and doors. Motorized awnings put shade protection at your fingertips, literally! With innovative automated options, you can extend and retract your awnings with a touch of a button from either inside or outside your home.
Fabric for Awnings
At Window Products, we offer the highest quality awning materials and a wide variety of colors. Awnings made from popular Sunbrella fabrics can help you extend your interior design colors and themes to your outside deck and patio. Typically, lighter colors trap less heat and reflect direct sunlight, providing a more comfortable outdoor environment.
We can help you choose the awning style that meets your needs. Our awning specialists will consider not only your aesthetic preferences, but also functional issues such as drainage, ventilation, weight requirements, and more. Here are some general awning style options:
- Traditional straight-edges awnings with either open or closed sides
- Semi-circular– this is more common for entryways.
Local Awnings Store in Lake Osage Area
Windows & More proudly serves Lake Ozark, Osage Beach & Camden, Miller & Morgan counties, with a showroom in Osage Beach. Contact us for an awning consultation!