There is nothing like enjoying the glorious sunshine on your face, but unfortunately that sunshine is not always pleasant. If the sun shines too brightly, it can ruin your beautiful moments. Fortunately, there is a simple solution to that: installing sunshades. Would you like to install an outdoor awning? Then it's useful to find out more about it first. Luckily, you'll find all the information you need below!
What does an external awning cost?
Would you like to install an awning outside? Then you will be able to choose from numerous types. Which type you choose has a major influence on the price, but what exactly does an awning cost?
Cost overview for installing awnings
You can hang an awning yourself, but it's actually quite difficult. In most cases, it is better to have a professional install an awning. In that case, you will have to pay assembly costs of between 50 and 200 euros. Then, of course, there is the price of your awning itself. Below, we give you a list of awning costs. Remember, though, that the price depends on the size and, in many cases, the material.
Type of awning Costs
Shutters 300 - 1400 euros
Drop awnings 170 - 690 euros
Articulated awnings 650 - 1050 euros
Awnings 350 to 750 euros
Screens 150 - 270 euros
Venetian blinds 90 - 600 euros
Sun blind controls 35 - 250 euros
Types of sun protection: what is the best option for you?
If you choose to install blinds, you will be able to choose between indoor and outdoor blinds. Indoor blinds include curtains and blinds. These types of blinds keep the sun out and are relatively easy to install yourself. Outdoor blinds also keep sun rays out of your home, but also allow you to enjoy your garden without being disturbed by the sun's bright rays (depending on the type of blinds).
Outdoor blinds are difficult to install yourself and are therefore usually carried out by a professional. If you are looking for blinds that allow you to enjoy your garden without the annoying sun then you will therefore have to install an awning. There are different types to choose from. Find out more about the options below!
If you opt for installing sun blinds, you can choose, among other things, drop awnings. Drop awnings work with two fixed arms that go down when the screen is turned off. This makes it not the best option for a terrace. This type of awning is easy to operate and comes in countless colours, so there is always an awning that matches the look of your home. A drop-down screen is the best choice for people who want to spend less money on an awning.
An articulated awning is a good choice if you are looking for sun protection over your terrace. The arms are just below the fabric, allowing you to easily walk underneath. There are articulated awnings with widths of up to 10 metres. Room enough to enjoy the shade with your family! The downside of an articulated arm awning is that it is fairly pricey. But it is definitely a good investment!
Want to mount an awning? Then screens are another option. A solar screen is ideal if you have limited space to install blinds. They take up so little space because they open and close vertically. This type of sun protection is similar to a roller shutter, but works even more efficiently against sun while still allowing for sufficient light penetration. The advantage of an awning screen is that it is very inexpensive. It is the ideal option for protecting your home from the sun. If you are looking for an awning to enjoy the shade outside, a screen will do nothing for you.
Are you looking for something special? Then awnings are the best choice for you. This awning has an authentic look, making it very popular with people with traditional homes. An awning has a round shape and exists in numerous special colours. There are also different types of awnings to choose from. Hanging an awning not only serves the purpose of keeping sunshine out of your home, but also to give your home an extra nice look.
Shutters for inside the home you probably already know, but did you know that there are also shutters that you can have fitted outside your home? This is a good option if you want to give your home extra protection from the sun's rays. They work very efficiently and the nice thing is that the slats are adjustable, allowing you to let in as much sunlight as you like. Outdoor shutters come in different materials, but it is best to choose a material that can withstand the various weather conditions, such as aluminium!
Mounting awnings, how does it work?
Mounting an awning involves more than meets the eye. Not only does your awning have to be mounted, but the professional will also adjust it. Adjusting an awning properly is very important, because it is the only way to protect you sufficiently from the sun's rays. Below, we give you an idea of how a professional works!
Hanging up the awning
First of all, the professional will determine the right place to mount the awning. He will then mark the location of the supports on the wall to ensure that the screen will hang correctly. After marking out, holes will be drilled using a impact drill. Bolts and brackets will then be used to position the awning in the right place.