Awnings for Decks: The Ultimate Guide

Could you use an awning for your deck? Start here.

There are many types of awnings—probably more than you realize—but we have created the ultimate guide to choosing the right awning for you and your deck. First, ask yourself the most important question: What is the purpose of this awning?

Do I want or need sun protection? Additional element protection? Do I strictly want to add aesthetic value to my backyard? Do I want complete coverage? Are my coverage needs seasonal or year round? Your answers to these questions will tell you which awning is right for you! Let’s break down the types of awnings:

The Retractable Awning

Sun ProtectionSUN PROTECTION
ElementsPROTECTION FROM ELEMENTS
BeautifyBEAUTIFY YOUR PROPERTY
SeasonalSEASONAL COVERAGE

Whether your deck is off of your home or your business, the retractable awning is perfect for timed sun protection. Imagine your deck is the perfect spot for sunbathing until you are ready to have lunch and take a breather from the strong sun.

With a simple push of a button you can provide shade or sun for you, your guests or your clients! The retractable awning also provides the most options for fabric and arm choices. If you want to add your flair for style to your deck or your business brand colors to your patio, this awning is the one for you!

Lastly, the retractable awning is an excellent choice for seasonal coverage as it retracts in place during the harsh winter months. This is the perfect awning for the seasonal cafe, ice cream shop, or beach rental shop owner who is only open during the warmer months!

Retractable Awning at The Farm At Green Village

 Domea Full Cassette Retractable Awning

The Stationary Awning

Sun ProtectionSUN PROTECTION
ElementsPROTECTION FROM ELEMENTS
BeautifyBEAUTIFY YOUR PROPERTY
All Year RoundYEAR ROUND COVERAGE

The stationary awning can be used in residential or commercial settings. This awning mounts to any even or uneven surface; even dormers, soffits and roofs!

With two styles to choose from you can have your stationary awning with or without side panels for customized protection and privacy. The stationary awning can be engineered as a 4-season awning for year-round use! If you want a permanent coverage solution to your deck and added style and fabric choices, the stationary awning is the one for you!

Stationary Canopy

The Pergola Awning

Sun ProtectionSUN PROTECTION
ElementsPROTECTION FROM ELEMENTS
CoverageCOMPLETE COVERAGE
All Year RoundYEAR ROUND COVERAGE

The pergola awning provides a more permanent solution to your deck protection needs. With the protection of a pergola awning you can utilize your home or business deck regardless of the weather!

Yes, that’s right, the Gennius retractable pergola awning stands up to heavy winds, rain and harmful UV rays. It has a stationary, heavy duty frame with integrated gutters and rain management technology! The Gennius pergola awning gives your deck the ability to act as an additional room!

This is the perfect choice for a restaurant owner or homeowner looking to use the patio or deck year round! Put tables and chairs, televisions, pool tables, and more under this incredible Gennius awning.

Gennius Motorized Retractable Awning Northvale NJ

If you have an existing pergola structure that needs sun or element protection, that is also an option with a tension pergola shade awning! Customize the fabric and complete the look of your deck with this durable retractable or stationary option.

Pinnacle Pergola Awning With Drop Shade

Freestanding Awnings and Canopies

Sun ProtectionSUN PROTECTION
ElementsPROTECTION FROM ELEMENTS
BeautifyBEAUTIFY YOUR PROPERTY
SeasonalSEASONAL COVERAGE

A freestanding awning or canopy solves many problems but if your deck is without a structure to mount an awning on this is the ultimate solution!

You get protection from the sun and elements in places where you would otherwise be subject to uncomfortable conditions. Homeowners, think about creating a poolside canopy, covering an outdoor kitchen, seating area, walkway, or freestanding deck.

Durasol Patio Pergola Cover With Stationary Panels

Business owners, think about covering your patio and seating areas with a motorized canopy, shade sails, a louvered roof, or the Gennius double freestanding awning. Not only do these free standing awnings and canopies provide a solution but they also look extremely professional, clean, and modern. Make your home or business stand out with one of these innovative awnings.

Gennius Motorized Canopy

Tension Shade Sails Madera Lofts

Motorized Louvere Roof

 Freestanding Gennius L1s Double

The Commercial Awning

Sun ProtectionSUN PROTECTION
ElementsPROTECTION FROM ELEMENTS
BeautifyBEAUTIFY YOUR PROPERTY
All Year RoundYEAR ROUND COVERAGE

The commercial awning creates an identity for your business before your customer ever walks through the door.

The customized commercial awning creates brand recognition and draws attention to your business from the street placing your business name and/or custom logo on the front or sides. If that’s not enough, your commercial awning can double as element protection for your outdoor deck or patio!

Marra's Restaurant Awning

Sidewalk Partition Cafe

 Romanza Polycarbonate Stationary Entrance Awning

As you can see, there are many types of awnings to protect your deck or patio.

Knowing how you want the awning to function and what you want it to look like will help determine the type that is right for you. At Window Works, our awning specialists are ready and willing to walk you through all types of awnings, help you customize your space, and utilize your outdoors to the max!

Give us a call today to schedule your free shop at home appointment.

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