Determining the correct awning size for your home can feel like a monumental task. However, breaking it down into smaller decisions will help you choose the awning that will give you the outdoor space you’ve been dreaming of.
There are two main factors that dictate the size of any awning: the space that needs shading and which direction it faces.
To get a general idea of the awning size you need, measure the area that you’d like to cover. This includes spaces with patio sets, door walls outside or above multiple windows. The measurement you take will give you an idea of what size awning you’ll need, large or small.
The second factor in determining the ideal awning size for your home is the direction it faces. Many homes with an east or west exposure find that an awning with a 10-foot projection perfectly suits their needs. For homes with patio sets or areas away from the house that need to be covered, 12- or 13-foot projections work well.
For homes that are north- or south-facing, Marygrove recommends an awning that is as wide as possible. We recommend adding approximately 3 to 4 feet to the width of the desired area for the awning’s dimensions.
One final thing to consider when thinking about awning size is the addition of a front or side screen accessory. This will give you more shade than if you were to install just an awning, and it will allow you to set the shade at the perfect height for your space.
Picking the perfect awning size for your home is not such a daunting task when you break it down into smaller decisions. Don’t forget to give Marygrove a call if you have any questions or concerns about measuring for an awning or the installation process!