Tips Of Building Rain Proof Awnings

Rain proof awnings in home

Installed rain proof awnings

There are plenty of uses of awnings and it is an outdoor attachment of your home. You can use awnings to giving shade in the garden or protecting your home from excessive sunlight and saving up on your energy bills and also for availing protective barriers against the rain. However when you are installing any outdoor attachment to your home, you need to be very careful regarding its quality and durability. Hence while you are installing awnings, you need to make sure it is strong enough and can bear all weather circumstances or else it will be of no use to install them. However awnings are also not that cheap and when you go for installing them it can move your budget very heavily. Hence it’s advisable to go for installing your awnings yourself as it is a DIY project. It’s highly recommendable that you have to go for building rain proof awnings. If you are not opting to build rain proof awnings then it will corrode and damage in no time and you have to go for replacing it in no time making all your effort and money go in vain. Here is a list of things you will need for building a rain proof awnings.

Things for building rain proof awnings

  • Metal loops
  • Metal poles
  • Drill and drill bits
  • Rope
  • Hammer
  • Needle and thread
  • Hooks and grommets
  • Scissors
  • Water proof fabric

Process of building rain proof awnings

  • Make the fabric ready

For building rain proof awnings, you need the make the materials used for awnings rain proof. You need to choose that material for building rain proof awnings which are water proof. You can use plastic canvas or PVC for building rain proof awnings. You can also visit craft shops as they also sell those materials which are water proof and can be used here. One you buy the right material for this, cut the material in the right size and then cut the window where you would like the awnings to place. While cutting the fabric, ensure to cut it in some large size. Ensure to put the gourmets on each of the corners of the canvas and also add yup the metal ring to them.

  • Prepare the wall

You need to decide the height at which you want to install rain proof awnings. Ensure that there are no climbers or vines attached with the wall and also check that the masonry is not cracked or crumbling. You need to install the awnings poles or you can also go for installing PVC pipes if you are not intending to damage your lawn area.

  • Install rain proof awnings

Hang the metal rings over the hooks which were installed and then let your rain proof awning hang down. After few minutes of the hanging of the awnings hang two metal rings which fit over the poles and then attach ropes or PVC cable string to each of the gourmets. Use the ropes for making the awnings stable and not letting them get affected by the high winds.

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