Beat the Heat with Outdoor Kitchen Awnings

February 14, 2017

With so many sunny days in the Bay Area, there are ample opportunities to host barbecues and get-togethers with your extravagant outdoor kitchen. An outdoor kitchen is a rewarding, but usually expensive addition to a home, so it makes sense to take the proper steps to get the most out of your investment.

Any outdoor backyard kitchen would be incomplete without the addition of shading. There are plenty of barbecue shading ideas, however, retractable awnings and pergola covers offer some advantages other shading solutions lack.

outdoor kitchen awningOutdoor Kitchen Awning in the Backyard Offers Sun Protection, Safety, Style & More
Installed by European Rolling Shutters

Installing an outdoor kitchen awning will not only provide comfort and protection to your family and friends when the sun is shining relentlessly, but it will also offer an array of benefits such as safety, flexibility, convenience, and more. Whether you’re having a backyard birthday party or just relaxing on a nice day in your backyard, awnings and pergola covers are the perfect shading solutions you’re your outdoor kitchen.

Keeping Your Cool

If you’re looking for backyard kitchen shading or you really just want a nice space to enjoy being outside without sweating, a motorized retractable awning is an enticing option to help you stay comfortable.

Cooking outside on a hot day can be unbearable with the sun beating down on you, so adding outdoor kitchen awnings to your space can make grilling much more enjoyable. Besides helping to drop the temperature a few degrees, retractable awnings and pergola covers also protect your skin from harmful UV rays. You and your family can relax and enjoy each other’s company in the backyard without worrying about getting a sunburn.

backyard kitchen shadingBackyard Kitchen Shading with a Touch of Elegance and Style the Awning Fabric Offers
Installed by European Rolling Shutters

Flexible Functionality for Relaxation and Safety

An outdoor kitchen shading should be designed with function and flexibility in mind to make the best out of your investment. In addition to fighting the sun, a motorized awning makes it easy to protect your outdoor furniture and stay safe.

Retractable awnings are advantageous over other shading solutions because of its ability to be adjusted in any position. Fully open them or partially retract them, it’s perfectly flexible for your activities.

This flexibility is especially important for any outdoor kitchen shading. Being able to partially retract your awnings to expose the outdoor grill offers many benefits. Besides protecting you from the sun while cooking, the partially retracted awning will also be protected from getting damaged by the smoke and grease since the grill won’t be directly beneath the awning.

Additionally, the openness allows plenty of air flow for your grill. Thus, reducing the risk of the shading catching on fire. Proper air flow also helps prevent carbon monoxide from getting trapped under the awning. This is a safety precaution anyone with an outdoor kitchen directly adjacent to a window of their home must take as the trapped carbon monoxide can possibly creep inside your home via an open window.

barbecue under awningBarbecue Under Awning in the Backyard – Relax in the Cool Shade the Retractable Awning Provides
Installed by European Rolling Shutters

Built to Last

It’s natural to be concerned with the durability of a product that is always outside, but ERS motorized retractable awnings are designed to be long-lasting. The hardware is durable and can last for decades. The awning fabrics can last over 10 years, but can certainly last even longer with minimal care. As long as the awnings are properly maintained with simple awning care, rest assure you will be able to enjoy your shades for many years to come.

Convenience at Your Fingertips

ERS awnings can be enhanced with Somfy automation and weather sensors to make your shadings last even longer. Automation allows you to fully control your backyard awnings while you’re inside the home with the following options:

Hand-held remote
Wireless wall switch
myLink app on a smartphone or tablet
Somfy timer

Weather sensors can automatically retract your awnings or pergola covers once extreme weather is detected – even when you’re away from home. These enhancements help protect your shades from weather damage and will increase your awning’s longevity.

Do it with Style

Completing your outdoor kitchen with ERS retractable awnings adds a stylish and eye-catching feature to your residence. With over 150 awning fabrics to choose from, you’ll definitely find a style and color that is perfect for the theme of your home and backyard.

outdoor kitchen shading with awning and solar screenOutdoor Kitchen Shading with a Solar Screen Attached to an Awning for Extra Sun Protection
Installed by European Rolling Shutters

If you want to go a step further, you can even attach retractable solar screens to the awnings for a nifty looking extra layer of sun protection. With a variety of options to choose from, it’s easy to construct the outdoor kitchen of your dreams.

ERS Awnings and More

Outdoor kitchen, VOSS awnings and pergola covers are among the many products that ERS has to offer. ERS also specializes in other retractable shadings such as exterior rolling shutters and solar screens to help you and your home stay cool. Whatever you need, ERS is certain to have a shading solution for you.

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