Awnings come in all shapes and sizes and you’ll often see them covering a patio or outdoor area.

But did you know that awnings are an excellent way to add privacy and shade to the exterior of your home? Awnings, in general, serve different purposes and are best suited for different areas in the home. Knowing which ones are best suited for which area will go a long way to ensuring that your awning lasts a long time. 

Different Types of Awnings

Some awnings are permanent structures, some are movable, temporary structures, and some are somewhere in between.

Awnings that are attached to the side of a home or building that stay out permanently are called fixed awnings and come in a range of styles and materials. 

Semi-permanent awnings also have different types and styles. You can have semi-permanent awnings that move in and out on their own with the push of a button. These are called folding arm awnings or retractable awnings. 

There are also awnings that have fabric stretched over a frame which can be raised or lowered as required. 

As you can see, not all awnings, especially window awnings, are the same. Those shown above are only the beginning of the range available. If you are looking for awnings or any other type of window treatments call us at Complete Blinds. With years of experience, we can help you get the perfect awning for your environment and needs.