Awnings are rather eye-catching and bright objects that not only shield your home from the elements but also enhance the functionality of your home. So besides adding the aesthetic value of your home, they can prove to be a sound investment. So, with the summer sun here, what better time than to invest in an awning around your pool. Add some style to that pool deck, while providing some shade in the summer heat.
Top 4 Pool Deck Awnings
With a wide variety of designs and materials, here are just four different kinds of canopies that you can consider for your poolside.
- Pavilion Style
The pavilion style canopy is supported by aluminum poles but features a steel truss and polyester or polyethylene fabric is stretched in a way that is reminiscent of a circus tent. Since they are more stylish, they tend to be more expensive than their carport counterparts.
- Umbrella Style
These canopies tend to have the smallest amount of shade coverage. Suspended on a self-supporting post, they can make your pool area feel like a beach. Some have a central post, while others have a post off to the side to support the canopy like a lampshade. If the supporting post is made of metal, the canopy fabric typically is acrylic or some other fabric. A simple retractable awning can serve as a pool canopy. This is a great option if you have a small space for your pool patio.
- Pergola Style
A wooden pergola, constructed with thick posts and beams across the top that form horizontal slats, can give your pool partial shade. For better shade coverage, tarps or sheets of fabric can form a dense canopy. Just stretch them across the top.
Residential awnings typically have an aluminum framework. Maintaining this framework is just as important as keeping the entire awning in good shape. While incredibly durable, and featuring joints that will lubricate themselves, sometimes problems will occur. Now that warmer weather is here, start by washing the framework with a hose and gently wiping it down with a soft cloth. When adding more lubricant, avoid getting it on the fabric, but focus on the end of the roller tube and the axle.
Ready to Get Perfect Pool Deck Awnings? Trust the Experts at Carroll Awning Company
Carroll Awning Company has the expertise and equipment to make and install the perfect residential or commercial awning to give your home or business an even cooler exterior. We can design, create, and install custom canopies and awnings all year long. For a free estimate and to get started designing your dream awning, give us a call at 1-800-999-5617 or visit us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.