Vinyl Awnings for the Garden or Backyard Patio

There is one thing for sure about vinyl, it is quite durable, weathers well and is relatively inexpensive.  If you are looking for a cheap alternative for your garden or patio space, then purchasing vinyl awnings are a good choice.  What are your other alternatives?  Well, you could build a patio cover, but that will require much more time or money to construct.  It will also be a more permanent solution to what may be a more temporary shade need you are after.  Additional options could include natural shade from trees or climbing vines and other plants. Other options include shade sails and canopy choices that are also more permanent, but have less in the way of a visual presence on the ground. These products are installed on posts or to anchor points on rigid structures of your home or other patio features, thus, freeing up the ground space.

While vinyl is descriptive of the material, it is more than this. There are a wide variety of awning styles, most of which are made of vinyl.  However, you can find exterior shutters that are made of bamboo, canvas, or other wood products. Let’s not forget about the fact that with a fabric awning like vinyl, you can also have them roll up and stow away when not in use.  The benefit of this type of feature is that in weather that might otherwise threaten a free-standing patio cover, your roll up awnings can be safe and secure in their own protected storage case.  As you might have guessed, these awnings are retractable.  This retractable patio awning feature is activated either manually with a crank handle or motorized.

You can see the handle crank hanging down on the left side of the awning behind the dog.Motorized awnings are activated by either a switch or via a light sensor.  The switch can be turned on by hand or with a remote, depending upon your particular unit.  Also, you can use a timer to have your patio awnings open and retract when ever you like.  The light activated model will be triggered to open or retract depending upon the movement of the sun in the sky.

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Why vinyl makes such a great choice for garden awnings is that it is both flexible and durable.  It can be washed with a simple mild detergent and hosed off.  This makes them quite durable to resist the effects of the weather and also from dirt and grime.  Many newer awnings are also able to better resist the effects of the UV light on the fabric as well.  The newer vinyl awnings can give you longer lasting life to help you enjoy more time on your patio which is what they are all about.

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