Porch awnings are made to keep your family, pets and outdoor furniture safe from the weather. Porch blinds and shade cloths have come a long way from the time when people would sit on their porch and listen to the FM radio. Nowadays they add privacy and atmosphere while maximizing porch use. A pergola is an outdoor extension of a building that creates a shady spot with columns and a connecting overhead structure. You can build a pergola yourself, or buy one from a variety of companies and construction stores.
Porch awnings are usually made in three interlink mechanism sections, but if this configuration does not work for your home, you can easily customize the pergola to suit your house design. Many come with a roller blind for extra sun protection. Check with your local homeowners association or city construction committee to see if permits are required before adding a pergola to your porch.
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Porch awnings a canopy-style shade cloth. They offer a great deal of versatility and are very flexible, some of which can also be converted from awnings to screens to the prime time. They can be fixed or retractable and can be controlled manually or by motor. Large home improvement stores sell a variety of porch awnings.