Awning Ideas for Patio Redesigns


Your patio is meant to provide an outdoor oasis for entertainment and relaxation. Unfortunately, so many patios go under-utilized during the warmer spring and summer months here in Arizona due to scorching temperatures and high sun exposure. The good news, however, is that winter is the perfect time to redesign and transform your patio so that it’s ready for more enjoyable entertaining this coming spring.


Have you considered adding a pergola to your existing patio space? Pergolas with built-in awnings make for a beautiful addition to any outdoor space while also adding much-needed cover from the sun. Pergolas can be made of a variety of materials, including wood and/or metal, to achieve your desired look. Decorative touches, such as lattices and other addition, are also a great way to achieve the look you want with your new pergola. They can also be adorned with lighting to add a bit of ambience to any outdoor gathering, and are available in just about any color or finish you can imagine.

Retractable Awnings

If your patio is located adjacent to your home or another permanent structure, you may also want to consider the possibility of installing a retractable awning. Retractable awnings for patio spaces provide you with the versatility to enjoy coverage from the sun when you need it and retract the awning into an adjacent structure when you don’t. These awnings are made of durable canvas material to complement any space and provide long-lasting durability. Retractable awnings are also a great way to add value to your home and allow you to spend more time outdoors all year-round, even during the hot spring and summer months.

Sun Rooms

What if you’re interested in enclosing your patio space completely? A custom sun room provides you with the comfort of the indoors while still allowing you to enjoy the views that your outdoor space has to offer. Plus, sun rooms provide much-needed shelter against insects and pests while also allowing for climate control, which really comes in handy on those hot Arizona summer days. Not to mention, adding a sun room can really increase the potential resale value and appeal of your home, providing a nice return on investment.


If you’re looking for a durable and practical solution for your patio space, why not consider having an Alumawood patio cover installed? This material is made of aluminum, making it extremely lightweight, yet it has the same look as real wood. The end result is that you get to enjoy all the benefits of a beautiful wooden patio cover, but without having to worry about the structure being damaged by termites, weathering, or warping. These patio covers are a great way to provide shelter from the sun in a way that’s absolutely stunning.

Drop Shades

Last but not least, there’s also the option of installing a drop shade in your existing patio space. These can provide you with added protection against the sun’s harmful rays, while also giving you the added benefit of increased privacy. Generally, drop shades are installed vertically along the edges of a pergola or other patio structure. However, the possibilities are endless can be tailored to just about any patio. Available in a variety of materials, you’ll be sure to find one that suits your needs and budget.

These are just a few ideas for transforming your existing patio space into one that’s more functional and usable year-round. If you don’t feel like you’re getting the most use out of your patio space, now is the time to consider one of these options. Contact Mesa Awning today to find out more about these great awning solutions.

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