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Awnings in Abbey


Sunlight is a wonderful thing in Australian sunlight – especially in the Summer months – can be especially harsh. Australians have one of the highest incidences of skin cancer in the world, but your skin isn’t the only thing that needs protection from the sun’s rays. Your house could also do with some protection from the elements – and not only on the exterior.

Unfiltered sunlight pouring into a room through plate glass windows can fade curtains, soft furnishings and carpets.

You need to do something to protect all those expensive fabrics! 

You need to protect your investment!

What can you do?

Awnings might be the perfect solution for you.

Awnings can block out sunlight – and the ultraviolet rays that come with it – keeping your house cool and your furniture protected without hindering your outside view in any way.

Awnings are commonly manufactured with a layer, or multiple layers of fabric that not only resists the elements, but also stays looking good for years. Awnings are not only practical; they add an extra dimension of charm and character to your home, increasing its overall street appeal and aesthetic value.

Common Features of All Awnings

All awnings of quality feature the following specifications:

They are typically fitted over an exterior window with the head bar and are held up by steel support bars.

Fabric awnings are typically made of durable, heat resistant materials such as PVC and specially-treated canvas.

Rigid awnings are typically made of painted steel-based metal or aluminium.

Different Awnings for Different Needs

Folding-arm Awnings

Folding-arm Awnings are manually operated and function without any supporting posts. These awnings are often portable and can be moved as desired.

Motor-operated Awnings

In situations where manually operated warnings are undesirable, motor-operated awnings are a viable option. However these awnings are typically not particularly portable. Because all the winding and unwinding functions of a motorized awning are electrical, the motor can be connected to a sensor and the awning can open or close the awning in response to sunlight. Remote control options are also available as are timers. Because this sort of multifunctional awning is more expensive, we seen them more typically in public and commercial applications and situations - such as restaurants, cafes and shop frontages.

Awnings Are Not Just for Buildings

Although we normally associate awnings with fixed structures, they are also extremely useful with caravans and mobile homes. Not only do they add an extra dimension of protection, they also add an extra physical dimension expanding the usable area of the caravan, creating shaded areas for rest and relaxation, protecting campers not only from the sun but from the rain as well.

The Big Advantages of Awnings

The overwhelming majority of awnings in domestic situations are made from canvas and other, tough, durable fabrics. Versatility of materials means versatility of function.

Awnings are:

Easy to install

There can be customized to fit any area

They are long lasting – fading and rust resistant

They are low maintenance and difficult to damage

They can contribute considerably to lowering of energy consumption and as a result, to the cost of electricity bills.

Properly chosen and positioned, they can create a beautiful ambience


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As with all products that you purchase, you must adhere to the stringent care instructions to maintain them for the long term. The same applies to Blinds Awnings and Shutters. We find that the best advice is always to listen to the company Abbey that you have purchased your particular product from.

They will always have the best and safest way to clean them so that you can enjoy your new purchase as long as possible.

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