An awning provides versatile sun protection for your terrace, balcony, or conservatory. Equipped with a sun, rain, or wind sensor, it can be an ideal complement to a patio roof. While a terrace awning offers sensible sun protection, it is not designed to withstand harsh weather conditions. For comprehensive protection against both rain and sunshine, a terrace cover with an under-roof shading system, such as the weather-resistant HOKLAR-SUN, is recommended. With this setup, you can leave your garden furniture and decorations in place, without the need to move them aside every time you briefly step away from home.
You are probably familiar with awnings from your childhood. Fixed to the house wall, preferably under a roof overhang or balcony, a conventional retractable awning can be operated by hand crank or electrically with the push of a button, and can be extended and retracted as desired. Depending on the design, the fabric is visibly rolled up on a roller, or the roller is partially or completely protected from the weather by a cassette. For the also available medium-d freestanding awnings, which are now also offered, wall mounting is not necessary, and they can be flexibly set up in the garden away from the house. Regardless of the construction, an awning on its own can provide shade in sunny weather and withstand a few raindrops, but it does not provide real weather protection. Instead, it must be retracted quickly in rain and wind to avoid any damage. There is a high risk of moisture that has not dried causing mildew or even mold. If the wind blows too strongly, the fabric can give way, the structure can be damaged and may require repair. And even if the awning is, so to speak, waterproof, meaning it has a water-repellent coating, the fabric still needs to fully dry after a shower before it can be retracted again.
If you want to enjoy your outdoor seating area without any restrictions in nice weather and not have to run for cover at the first raindrops, a combination of an awning and a fixed terrace cover made of glass and aluminum is a great option. The awning can be installed as an interior sunshade under the glass roof, as well as an weatherproof exterior sunshade directly above the glass roof. Both options provide protection against UV radiation and heat. Each solution has its own strengths:
The sun doesn't always shine directly from above on your terrace or balcony: depending on the time of day or season, your shading should also protect you from the rays of the lower sun. With a side awning, which can be easily extended like a canvas, you can enjoy the rising or setting sun in a relaxed manner. In addition, you will be protected from prying eyes. Side awnings can be installed independently or as a complementary element to an awning model. They can also be adapted to an existing awning in terms of colour, or they can set their own accents with a simple or even striking colour.
As a passionate manufacturer, we have been producing garden ideas made of glass and metal in Apen for over 40 years. We want your garden to be your absolute favorite place where you feel at home at all times. That's why we are at your side from the initial consultation through to installation - for greenhouses, pavilions, conservatories and more.