Sydney’s climate is beautiful all year round, but come springtime it truly shines. Spring is the driest season, creating a perfect balance of warmer weather and lower humidity. It’s the perfect time of year for entertaining outside and enjoying the sunshine.
In February, summer is rearing its head one last time before it gives way to the cooler autumn breezes. Spring feels like eons away! Still, if you want to make the most of Sydney’s beautiful spring weather, now is the time to start making plans.
If you order and install your awnings over autumn and winter, your home will be ready to welcome the warmer weather as soon as it arrives.
After suffering through the winter chill, nobody wants to be trapped indoors while the sun is shining. Unfortunately, as any sun smart Aussie knows, it’s unsafe to soak up the rays all day long. Installing an awning can be a great solution. The overhead cover protects you and your family from the UV rays, but the open air area allows you to bask in the glory of the great outdoors. It’s also a great use of space – it’s like adding another room to your home without losing any of that precious backyard square-meterage.
When it comes to fixed installations, carbolite awnings look brilliant and protect from 99.9% of UV rays. This is great for health of the family, but also beneficial for the contents of your home. UV rays causes your furniture and carpet to fade, or worse, rot. By blocking the harmful rays out, you’ll give your homewares extended longevity. In the long run, you’ll save yourself both the headache of finding replacements and the subsequently empty wallet!
The other plus of installing carbolite awnings is the freedom you have to customise them. They come in a variety of shapes which can be fitted to any home, and a range of colours which means they can be adapted to blend in with the existing décor. Carbolite only filters out harmful light, meaning the space beneath is still filled with gentle, natural light. Not only do this suit keen entertainers, it also provides a well-lit, undercover area for crafty types or avid readers to pursue their hobbies outdoors in the glorious spring weather.
Not everyone wants to spend their spring sitting still, though. For active families, flexible options like the retractable awnings can help get the most from the space available. Folding arm awnings are a neat way to provide cover when needed but vanish from sight when they’re not needed. These awnings fold horizontally rather than vertically, which means that they don’t require support from below. No poles, no cords and no messy structures blocking the area.
When it’s time to prepare for the cricket season with a game of backyard cricket, the awning rolls back, leaving the space clear to hit a six. Once it’s time for a drinks break, the awning rolls out again, providing shade while the players quench their hard-earned thirst.
Spring means different things to each Sydneysider. No matter how you enjoy spending the season, installing an awning is a convenient and safe way to maximise your time outdoors while minimising the heat and sun exposure. Ozsun’s wide range of awnings allow you to create much more space in the way that best suits you, your family and your home.
The styles mentioned here barely scrape the surface, so make sure to assess your options. Decide what you want to use the space for and pick an awning which complements those activities.
September may seem distant now, but you will thank yourself later if you get organised now! Give yourself time so that once spring arrives, you can welcome it with eager arms.