Choosing the Right Awning for Your Patio: Some Ideas to Get Started

Awning for PatioWhen you’re choosing a retractable awning for your patio, the most important rule to remember is that it should be an enjoyable process! After all, retractable awnings are available in a variety of types, styles, and colors, so it can be fun to brainstorm and visualize all the different ways you might incorporate a retractable awning into your patio space. Here are a few ideas to get you started with choosing the right awning for your patio:

  • Retractable patio awnings are perhaps the quintessential “backyard awning.” Installed directly on your home’s exterior wall or roofline, they can extend to cover a significant portion of your patio. If you have an outdoor seating, eating, or grilling area near your home that you’d like to provide with a little shade and light rain protection, this is the perfect solution!
  • Pergolas can really set off a patio with some architectural flair, and the perfect addition to any pergola is a retractable cover. This way, you can enjoy shade by day, then with the simple push of a button or turn of a handle, retract your cover to enjoy the stars at night.
  • Maybe your patio is far away from the walls of your home and you don’t have a pergola, but you’d still like to have some type of shade protection. Never fear! There are some manufacturers who can create a custom, freestanding awning for your patio so you, too, can enjoy the shade.

At Sunesta, we specialize in custom awning manufacturing. Our awnings are available in all the styles mentioned above, plus, we have the largest selection of fabrics in the industry with more than 180 patterns and colors. We also offer other features to choose from, including different valance styles, motorization, sun and wind sensors for automatic retraction, and much more.

If you’re considering investing in a patio awning for your home and want to learn more about the custom awnings made by Sunesta, call 1-800-SUNESTA today and one of our representatives will be happy to assist you.