An awning is a fixed or retractable weatherproof roof or cover that is attached to the exterior of a building, usually over a window, door or patio and functions as sun and rain protection. Awnings reduce glare and heating from the sun and are usually made from fabric and aluminium but can be produced from a variety of materials in a cornucopia of attractive designs that can appeal to your individual sense of style.

It has been estimated by the Australian Government that awnings can reduce solar heat gain in the summer by up to 65% on south-facing windows and 77% on west-facing windows, so they are a fantastic way to save energy from air conditioning use and can help in keeping your home cool.

Awnings are quick and easy to use and are great space savers as they will retract out of the way when not in use and take up no floor space because they are wall mounted. Retracting can be done manually or with a motorised unit.

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Aluminium Awnings

Aluminium is one of the most versatile and durable materials for building and construction, and is incredibly durable against corrosion and weathering. It also requires little maintenance. Cullen’s Blinds Newcastle offer two types of aluminium’s awnings:

Fixed Hood Awnings

Constructed from tightly interlocked panels and concealed joins, Fixed Hood Awnings can be made to any width. They can also be fitted to turn corners and offer optional posts or arms for increased support.

Awnings - Cullens Blinds Newcastle
Awnings - Cullens Blinds Newcastle
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Fabric Awnings add style and character to a building as well as helping you save on summer cooling costs by reducing solar gain and the internal temperature of a building. They also help protect carpets and other interior furnishings from UV fading. Our range of fabric awnings are available in a wide range of styles, from multiple manufacturers, so there is sure to be the perfect option for you in stock. 

Rope & Pulley

Fixed at the top by aluminium sail track, this drop blind can be manually rolled up and down using the rope and pulley.

Automatic Roll Up

A robust awning that can be pulled up & down manually to stop at any given point, this awning retracts back up into a weather box, available in standard powder coat colours.

Internal Control Awning

This awning is ideally suited for second floor windows where operation of the awning can be driven from inside your home.

Folding Arm Awnings

Extend your outdoor living area with a folding arm awning. These can be fully or partially retracted or extended by manual or motorised crank drive and are larger in size than wall mounted awnings so you can entertain the whole family in sheltered comfort.

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