4 Types of Patio Awning Coverings


As the weather cools, you might be getting anxious to enjoy your outdoor spaces with friends and family, especially on the back patio. But even with the change in temperature, the sun can continue to warm things up and make your patio rather unpleasant. If you’re looking for a way to shade your patio year-round, check out your covering options with Mesa Awning.


As a stationary structure, these awnings or pergolas attach directly to your home’s exterior, providing you shade and cooler patio temperatures all year round. Depending on the material, such as canvas or metal, you’ll want to clear these from snow collection or inspect them for damage after a storm with high winds. It’s also recommended that an awning expert installs this type of awning, to make sure that it’s sturdy and assembled correctly. 


Portable awnings can be easily transported from one location to another. They tend to be freestanding and can be stored when you’re not using them. Furthermore, you can move these around so that they continuously block the sun, no matter the time of day. 


Awnings that are retractable are the most popular for homes, especially in the backyard. These are perfect for all of your entertaining needs since they can be rolled out when you need them and then brought back in to keep them safe from the elements, or to open up your entire patio to the sun or night sky. You’ll get all of the perks of a stationary unit, but without the risk of damage from snow, rain, or high winds. 


Similar to a retractable awning, a motorized set-up uses an electric motor to roll out the canopy. You can even get a unit with a remote control, allowing you to keep out of the rain if you need to suddenly roll it back in. There are also models that have sensors that monitor the sun and weather, and automatically unroll based on the information collected. This gives you ease of mind that your patio will always be protected. 

Whether you’re looking for a traditional awning, a pergola, or a shade cover for your windows, the experts at Mesa Awning are here to help. We have a wide selection of products, including Alumawood patio covers, mobile home skirts, and enclose porch options. If you’re in the Phoenix Valley area, give us a call today at (480) 969-4064 and we’ll help you get started with the perfect patio covering.

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