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Will a cheap awning stand the test of time?

The Fine Line of a Cheap Design

Patio Awning, Outside Blind, Sun Blind. Awning

When we develop our systems in conjunction with leading partners, we design systems that will stand the test of the time, withstanding whatever the unpredictable British climate throws at them. This means ensuring the powdercoating is of a certain thickness, the arms will withstand the required wind loads, the aluminium profiles won’t warp under pressure, the materials provide optimum UV block along with not fading or stretching etc. This level of detail results in a product that if used correctly will last a lifetime.  Our systems combine striking design, with performance and function and all coupled with strength and durability

Awning, Sun Blind, Patio Awning

A feature that we would like to touch on this week is the cassette casings featured on our awnings as they are a key design aspect that helps ensure longevity and durability of all our exterior sun blinds.

There are a lot of cheap and poorly designed external blinds on the market that will give you a short term solution rather than a long term investment. These blinds will often consist of plastic finishes that will deteriorate quickly under the stress of the outside elements and thin metal profiles that warp and barely have a coating on. Quite often cheap blinds will not house the fabric, leaving it exposed to damp conditions which combined with the inferior fibres used on the materials with little protective coatings will over a short period lead to damage resulting in mould, fading etc. Most cheap awnings do not even meet the required EN standards and actually pose a danger even in a light breeze.

Patio Awning, Outside Blind, Sun Blind. Awning

Our state of the art garden awnings are all manufactured with cassette casings from extruded aluminium, which is polyester powdercoated to marine standards ensuring it incredibly resilient and corrosion resistant. The waterproof cassette casings house the fabric and operating mechanism when the awning is not in use, protecting it from inclement weather which in turn extends the life and minimises maintenance (cleaning). The material is from premium solution dyed acrylic fibres, which will not fade, warp, stretch or go mouldy and the folding arms which combine double HD springs to ensure optimum fabric tension with PDC or DF joints to withstand breezes and gusts of winds without a problem.

Patio Awning, Outside Blind, Sun Blind. Awning

30 years of experience dedicated to the external shading industry results in superior external shading systems all built to last a lifetime. With our own surveyors, manufacturing plant, installation teams and consultants, from concept to completion your patio awning or external shading requirements will be in the safest, most reliable hands. Find out more and speak to one of our experts on 0344 800 1947.

*And no…a cheap awning will not stand the test of time.