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Shopping deals for your garden: Are free standing awnings worth the cost?

Posted on May 1, 2021 at 9:54 am

Free standing awnings are very popular in UK gardens. Think about it, since lockdown we’ve all been spending more time at home, and that means that even on those hot days, we need a tranquil place. But when the day is too hot or it’s raining heavily, you need protection, and a freestanding awning is a good solution.

Purchasing a freestanding awning does not have to be that expensive, probably around £300 or less if you want a budget option. The awning is very easy to install in your garden since all the poles are included and most of them have wheels for easy transportation. There’s no more need to hire someone to help you with installation, or pay extra money for it; simply purchase one and set it up yourself. And do free-standing awnings really work? Well yes, they do!

The butterfly style

There are various ‘butterfly’ freestanding awnings into domestic properties as they make perfect sense, especially as the coverage from these systems is massive. A quality butterfly roof is also known to be easily moveable, which means it can be used for a range of purposes and at different times. As the name suggests, there are two main styles of this type of awning. The first is ‘the butterfly’, which is more like three separate panels that sit alongside each other. These are secured by bars between them and brackets on either end to give you an overall rectangular type shape. The second style is more curved with four spokes or supports within the frame giving you a circular effect when opened up fully. There are canvas versions available if you want to keep costs low, but aluminium will last longer and look better in the long run.

Let’s not lose focus though, as the main advantage with freestanding awnings is that they allow for large sun and rain covering without the requirement for mounting to a wall.

Increase Privacy

Sometimes you just want to get out and enjoy the fresh air in your back garden without worrying about nosy neighbours watching every move you make. A large, fixed canvas awning will help keep them away from prying eyes (or at least take up their attention if you’re not as keen on privacy).

Reflects Sunlight Away From Windows

Cool breezes are nice but all that sun beating down on your windows during summer can really heat up the inside of your home, particularly in glass-dominated areas like conservatories or

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