Do Your Awnings Need Reskinning?

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Awnings are one of the versatile window treatment you could consider or your home. These coverings provide the exterior of your home with shade, boost the kerb appeal of your property and make your home energy efficient by reducing thermal gain. But since awnings are exposed to changing weather conditions, they can start to lose their lustre over time. Luckily, replacing them is not the only solution available to you. A cost effective way of sprucing up your awnings would be through reskinning. This process entails changing the cover of the awnings, as long as their structure is still intact. So how do you know if your awnings need reskinning? 

The awnings are looking outdated

Since awnings are designed with longevity in mind, you will find some residences will have the same awnings for several years. Although these awnings may not have any physical damage, ultraviolet exposure will cause them to fade over time, making the awnings lose their original lustre. Secondly, if you live in an area that experiences high temperatures all year round, the awning fabric may also start to harden and become brittle. Reskinning these old awnings would be a cost effective way of updating their appearance and subsequently boosting the visual appeal of your home. If you are considering selling your residence, reskinning your old awnings could also help increase the value of the property. 

The fabric of the awnings is damaged

Awning fabric is typically durable, as it is built to withstand high temperatures and prolonged exposure to rainfall. Nevertheless, this does not mean that the fabric is immune to damage. If your location has recently experienced a severe storm, debris and gale winds could have caused rips and tears in the fabric of the awnings. If the fabric of the awnings is damaged, it becomes incapable of providing you with sufficient shelter. Additionally, if the damages are left unchecked, they will become aggravated with time. Reskinning is an excellent way to replace the coverings that are weather-damaged and restore functionality to your awnings. 

The awnings do not match your exterior design

Homeowners will embark on renovations at one time or another to give the interior and exterior of their property a facelift. One of the ways that you can boost the appearance of the exterior of your home is changing the colour scheme via a fresh coat of paint on the walls, reupholstering your outdoor furniture and more. However, if your awnings are a contrasting colour, they could detract from these improvements because they will appear mismatched. Redecorating your awnings through reskinning is an easy way to ensure your entire exterior has a uniform appearance.

For more information about awnings and reskinning, contact companies like Illawarra Blinds & Awnings.


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Turning Your Home into Your Workplace

When I decided to become a freelance designer, I decided I would work from home. I was sick and tired of being in an office all day and to be honest, some of my workmates were pretty annoying. However, I did not consider that I might have to make some changes to my home in order to make it suitable. On the first day of my new life working from home, I realised I would need much more natural light, so I had new windows installed. I then realised that I would need a larger work table to work on my cut out designs. In the end, I made hundreds of changes and I learnt an awful lot about home improvement.