A porch awning or canopy can add great value and an attractive curb appeal feature to your home. There are various porch awnings available for you to choose from as to which one would suit your needs best.

The capability of a porch or patio awning to provide protection from the elements including sun and rain is among the aspect of their functionality; but such is the wide range presented that you can select a larger awning for your home which can give you some important extra space, the patio area for example.

Simpler and cheaper awnings would include door, window and porch awnings which you can select to put over a particular window or door in order to present some welcome support from the hot midday sun and decrease your air conditioning costs.

· Motorized or non-motorized porch awning. You can prefer between motorized or non-motorized awning which is manually operated and some people are ready to pay the extra for the ease of the motorized version seeing it as a valuable investment and enhancer of your curb appeal.

· Freestanding or attached porch awning. You have an option also between attached or free standing patio awning, which you can move around your property, for instance to your swimming pool or patio area, when the occasion demands it. The free standing version will also provide you a preference of where you want to have your barbecue when the neighbors come over for a visit.

· Awning fabric and colors. You also have the chance to personalize your selection of fabric and colors. Your selection will contain canvas and acrylic fabrics with various degrees of water repellent qualities. The ability of your patio awning to arise to ultraviolet rays is also a concern that you will have to provide some attention and the ease with which it will prevent and resist mildew together with it’s fade and flame resistance need consideration.