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Awnings and awnings for terraces and verandas: an elegant home decoration

Awnings and awnings for terraces and verandas are an opportunity to give the building a noble look and at the same time rationally use the adjacent territory. Depending on the wishes and financial capabilities of the owners of the house, there are many different options for arranging a canopy and awning for the terrace and veranda. Let’s consider all possible design options, their advantages, disadvantages and features.

Awnings and awnings for terraces and verandas: an elegant home decoration

The Venetian Marquis Francisco Borgia in the 15th century was the first to come up with a design that today is called a fabric canopy or marquise

  • 1 Awnings and awnings for terraces and verandas: design features
  • 2 Awnings for the veranda – the choice of material
  • 3 Types of awnings and awnings for terraces and verandas
    • 3.1 Awnings for terraces and verandas
    • 3.2 Types of awning designs
    • 3.3 Awning management mechanisms
    • 3.4 Proper care of the awning
  • 4 Creating a step-by-step awning with your own hands

Awnings and awnings for terraces and verandas: design features

Today, the word “marquise” has a much broader concept than a few years ago. Retractable fabric structures and vertical frameless partitions, designed to protect their owner from strong wind and sunlight, now also began to be called this term. Due to its wide functional range, as well as the ability to significantly decorate the house territory, these automated canopies have gained wide popularity among the owners of country houses.

Awnings and awnings for terraces and verandas: an elegant home decoration

The awning protects the room from direct sunlight

What is the difference between our usual awning and awning? While a conventional canopy has a rigid, fixed, fixed frame, the opening level of the awning can be adjusted at will. Let’s consider what features should be taken into account if you decide to mount the structure yourself:

  • the awning is attached to the wall of the building with one side;
  • it does not require dismantling of the system to fold or twist it;
  • the functions of the finished system are fully automated.

Awnings for the veranda – the choice of material

The most common material used for the manufacture of awnings and awnings is acrylic canvas. With excellent water-repellent, wind-resistant and anti-glare characteristics, this fabric has an aesthetic and elegant appearance. In addition, the temperature range allowed for the use of acrylic is very wide.

Awnings and awnings for terraces and verandas: an elegant home decoration

A folding awning shading a large area is an indispensable accessory for a terrace

Polyester fabric is also a very common material for creating awnings and awnings due to its cost and characteristics. This fabric has increased strength due to polyurethane impregnation. Because of this, it is often used for car and parking awnings.

Awnings and awnings for terraces and verandas: an elegant home decoration

A variety of awnings will allow everyone to choose the most optimal option for their home

PVC has a high strength, so that the passage of snow or water is excluded. At the same time, the canopy will not sag under the weight of accumulated precipitation on it. The range of permissible temperatures of use is very wide – from -30 to 50 ° C.

To improve the quality characteristics of the PVC fabric used for covering awnings, it is treated with specialized impregnations:

  • teflon coating improves moisture-repellent properties, while creating a protective layer on the fabric from dirt and UV rays. The Teflon-impregnated material will not stretch over time, will not break and will not crumple.

Due to its strength, as well as species diversity, awnings have a fairly wide range of uses

  • the antiseptic coating makes the fabric more durable, preventing the formation of mold and various kinds of fungi on the surface;
  • UV filters are designed to provide vacationers with maximum comfort in sunny weather, giving the fabric anti-reflective properties.

Varieties of awnings and awnings for terraces and verandas

Awnings and awnings for terraces and verandas are different and, depending on the mechanism of construction, the method of management and the intended purpose, they are divided into several groups.

Awnings for terraces and verandas

One of the options for the design and protection of the terrace from wind and rain are canopies. Depending on the shape of the structure and appearance, they can be divided into the following types: attached and detached.

Awnings and awnings for terraces and verandas: an elegant home decoration

Lean-to canopy covered with slate

Attached canopies are mounted close to the building, thus forming a space closely closed on one side. This option is most often used to create a terrace near the entrance to the house.

Free–standing canopies are essentially just a roof standing on several supports, they are often used to create a parking space for a car.

In shape, canopies distinguish straight, inclined and complex canopies. The first option is the simplest and cheapest, it is a single plane fixed on supports. The second design is more difficult to manufacture and install, but it allows rainwater or melting snow to drain without accumulating on the roof. Complex structures have a curved shape and are used to create an unusual exterior on the site.

Straight single-frame carport

Almost anything can serve as a material for making a canopy. The main thing is that its characteristics ensure the stability of the roof to the effects of external conditions. The most common options are:

  • profiled flooring;
  • polycarbonate;
  • matallocerepica;
  • slate;
  • plexiglass.

The frame can be made of wood, metal, concrete and even brick and stone.

Awnings and awnings for terraces and verandas: an elegant home decoration

Carport with profiled roof

Making a canopy with your own hands is quite simple. And profiled flooring is the most suitable option for this. This popular material is easy to buy in the store and working with it does not require special skills and equipment. The installation of the canopy takes place in several stages:

  • the points of support are determined, and pits 50-60 cm deep are dug in these places;
  • install vertical supports and fill them with concrete;
  • after about a week, when the concrete hardens, horizontal beams are mounted;
  • a crate of pipes is attached to the horizontal beams, which will hold the sheets of profiled flooring;
  • with the help of self-tapping screws, the profiled flooring is laid on a crate.

 Awnings in the courtyard of a private house: photos of light and elegant structures. Forms and construction of canopies. Photos of carports for cars. Canopy made of profile pipe. Profiled flooring for covering canopies.

Thus, with minimal effort and money, you can equip a canopy with your own hands that will protect you from the sun, rain and snow on your site.

Types of awning designs

Depending on the intended purpose, there are showcase (window), greenhouse (balcony), pergola and vertical awnings. Let’s look at each type of canopy in more detail.

Awnings and awnings for terraces and verandas: an elegant home decoration

In the hot summer, it’s nice to sit in the shade of the patio

The showcase (window) awning is an external curtain located vertically. It is designed to protect the room from direct sunlight. Externally, it is a vertical canvas with a visor in the upper part of the structure, which allows you to move the vertical of the canvas away from the window frames. There are options without a visor.

The amount of penetrating sunlight is easily adjusted by opening or closing the hinged structure. The design of such awnings is basically standard and consists of support brackets located in the middle of the height of the window opening. The distance from the awning to the slopes is on average 10-15 cm. This is done so that in the open form the canvas protrudes from the wall at a distance of 60-100 cm.

Awnings and awnings for terraces and verandas: an elegant home decoration

The fabric of the awning can be plain or colored

Awnings for terraces have a different design primarily because of their size and sailability. Not infrequently they are called elbow awnings, since in this case there is no way to do without a rigid structure in the form of a beam that is attached to the wall. Due to its size, such an awning has to experience significant bending loads. In order for the rigid frame to withstand all this, bearings are additionally used in the creation of the structure.

Depending on the desire, using a variety of materials and racks of various designs, you can create summer gazebos, rotundas or belvedere, which will become real masterpieces of landscape architecture.

Awnings and awnings for terraces and verandas: an elegant home decoration

The most traditional type of sunshade awning- awnings — open

Greenhouse (balcony) awnings are constructions of two or three sections that create a “broken” roof with a visor. To control the ingress of sunlight, a special longitudinal beam is used, located in the middle of the departure. With its help, the awning and the visor can be raised and lowered.

Pergola awnings are used to create summer canopies near the house, outdoor verandas, pergolas, rotundas, patios and other most popular types of mobile suburban architecture. The peculiarity of this design is the presence of additional two or more supports designed to increase the strength of the structure and increase its quality characteristics when exposed to wind load.

Vertical awnings are a simple construction, which is a vertical wall. They are used to create mobile gazebos, as well as for fencing pergolas.

Awnings and awnings for terraces and verandas: an elegant home decoration

Vertical awnings will be a great alternative to walls, sheltering from the wind and the prying eyes of neighbors

Awning management mechanisms

Depending on the mechanism of the design, the following types of awnings are distinguished: basket, lever-roll and awning.

The lever-roll mechanism is equipped with two brackets that fold. According to the principle of the device, they resemble hands that unwrap a cloth wound on a special shaft. Rotating, the mechanism dissolves the awning and opens the awning.

A basket mechanism, or as it is also called a dome, is a structure consisting of several arcs that perform a supporting function. The shape of the arc can be any: round, oval, rectangular. They can have any height and length, but they are all united by a common axis of rotation. Such a system is formed with the help of a lacing mechanism – all the arcs are connected by a special cord, which is fixed at the very bottom. Thus, by pulling the cord, the awning can be assembled, and if the cord is dissolved, the structure will open.

Awnings and awnings for terraces and verandas: an elegant home decoration

The dimensions of the awning above the veranda: a — the width of the veranda, b — the total width of the awning, c — the width of the canvas, d — the distance between the fasteners (festoons), f — the distance between the slats

Awning is a mechanism designed to ensure maximum stability of extended structures to strong winds. Its design consists of two parts: the upper one, on which the canvas is positioned vertically, and the lower one, on which the awning forms a visor. The ratio of the parts of the structure is easily adjusted manually.

Depending on the way the awning is managed, the following options can be distinguished:

  • manual drive;
  • electric drive;
  • on remote control.

Awnings and awnings for terraces and verandas: an elegant home decoration

The design of the elbow cassette awning: 1 — plastic plugs, 2 – fabric cloth, 3 — fabric cassette, 4- plastic decorative plugs, 5 — trunk profile, 6- silicone dampers, 7 — awning elbows, 8 — mounting brackets, 9 — cassette finishing mechanism, 10 — steel bearing profile 40×40 cm, 11 — plastic decorative plugs

Useful advice! Remote controls with various sensors have been developed especially for comfort lovers. This way you can control the position of the awning, taking into account the strength of the wind and the intensity of the sun’s rays.

Proper care of the marquise

In order for your awning to last you as long as possible, it is recommended that you follow the following operating rules:

  • in cold weather, when the awning is not in demand, it is recommended to “preserve” the structure with a specially designed cover, or contact specialists to dismantle the structure in integrity and safety;

Awnings and awnings for terraces and verandas: an elegant home decoration

To make a good awning, you need to choose the right fabric

  • at least once a year, it is necessary to carry out maintenance of the structure: change the lubricant (especially for retractable awnings) and adjust all elements of the product;
  • it is forbidden to hang various kinds of objects on the awning that can harm or provoke the fall of the structure or its parts;
  • if your awning model does not have a sensor that regulates the strength of the wind and, according to the conditions, collapses the canvas, then constant supervision is required for the design. So, when leaving home for a long time, it is necessary to roll up the awning so that it is not blown off by the wind during your absence.

Awnings and awnings for terraces and verandas: an elegant home decoration

Wide elbow awning over the terrace of a private house

Useful advice! It is strongly not recommended to try to disassemble the structure yourself. It is based on powerful springs, which, if handled carelessly, can cause serious injuries.

Creating a step-by-step awning with your own hands

Like any other simple construction of this type, the awning can be made independently. To do this, you will need to allocate a few hours of free time, purchase the components and, of course, have a set of necessary tools with you. Consider the step-by-step instructions for installing a conventional window awning:

  • first of all, it is necessary to make a schematic drawing of the future awning, taking into account its dimensions, the height from the floor to the lower and upper points of the canopy canvas, the width of the awning and the size of its extension from the wall;

Awnings and awnings for terraces and verandas: an elegant home decoration

Before installing the awning, it is better to consult with the master

  • according to the drawing, purchase the material for the canopy. For independent work, the best option is acrylic fabric. In addition, it has all the necessary technical characteristics;
  • choose and purchase the material from which the frame will be made. Aluminum pipes are the undisputed leader here, as they are very light, but at the same time strong enough to withstand the load created by the awning, and do not corrode. Although it is not uncommon to find frames made of enameled steel tubes;
  • to purchase a folding mechanism and connect it with a frame and a canvas is the best solution to all functional problems;
  • after all the components are purchased, you can proceed with installation. According to the scheme, the frame is assembled and the fabric is cut out. The folding mechanism is attached to the wall and synchronized with the frame and canvas.

Awnings and awnings for terraces and verandas: an elegant home decoration

After playing with the choice of fabric color and frame material, you can set the style of the terrace

Thus, if you use a ready-made folding mechanism, you can make the awning yourself quite easily. On average, it takes from 6 to 8 hours.

The frame for the awning can be not only metal, but also wooden. In this case, a bar is used, which is treated with a special antiseptic. It reduces the level of destructive impact of external factors. Then the tree must be painted or opened with ship varnish. However, even if these conditions are met, the wooden frame cannot be called very durable. Anyway, the tree is prone to drying out and moisture absorption. And insects, despite all preventive measures, can cause significant damage to the material.

Awnings and awnings for terraces and verandas: an elegant home decoration

With the help of a marquise, you can not only protect your house and summer terrace from the sun, but also decorate your yard

Awnings and awnings for cottages are not only a wonderful decoration of your plot, but also an opportunity to usefully use the territory adjacent to the house. No matter how big your financial possibilities are, the price of the awning for the terrace and veranda will please you in any case. By creating or choosing ready-made unusual designs, you can give your possessions an original appearance and completely new functional qualities.

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