Patio Roof Designs and Ideas

Patios are an outdoor extension of your indoor lifestyle. With an astute roof design, you can reflect your personality while adding value to your property.

Over the years, patio roof designs have evolved to suit individual taste, provide shelter from the weather and tailored for budgetary constraints. Among these patio roof designs are awnings, including both fixed and retractable solutions. These are available in canvas or insulated roof ceiling sheets to name a few.

Canvas patio awnings are a budget-friendly roof design solution. They are available in a wide range of colour pallets, complementing the exterior of the building. Canvas awnings can be fixed, or operated with a retractable arm. This allows for an extension across the outdoor living area.

An insulated roof with ceiling sheets can be erected with aluminium or polycarbonate thermoplastic. Both offer many years of low-maintenance service and have thermal qualities that enhance the outdoor living experience.

There is no better way to protect your patio than with an insulated  roof awning.

Polycarbonate is always a popular choice. It is a high-quality product with a lifespan of up to 20 years. This product has built-in UV-blocking qualities that can withstand extreme temperatures. Polycarbonate is a thermoplastic material, ideal as a roofing solution for patios, sunrooms and decks.

Another insulated roofing solution is canvas awning canopies. Not only do these add space to homes and business premises, they also offer great protection from all weather conditions. Canvas awnings are available as fixed or retractable roofing solutions.

Insulation of outdoor living spaces is essential for the South African climate. Not only does it protect property from the harsh elements of wind, rain, heat and cold, but insulation also acts as a thermal blanket which cuts down costs for heating or cooling.



Polycarbonate sheeting is an ideal roofing product for patios and all outdoor entertainment areas. This thermoplastic material is virtually indestructible and can tolerate extreme weather conditions, both hot and cold. Polycarbonate panels are so resistant to impact that the material is used in the manufacture of police bulletproof shields!


Acting like a shield from ultra-violet rays, polycarbonate sheeting is nevertheless a wonderful light transmission material. Acting very much like a pane of glass, polycarbonate’s translucent qualities make it an attractive and viable roofing agent option for outside living spaces.

The fact that polycarbonate is a lightweight material, makes it an attractive roofing option because it is more manageable than other heavier products and is easier to transport. Its durability makes polycarbonate roof sheeting an extremely attractive and cost-effective option. Polycarbonate offers many years of service without fading or discolouring. The roof sheets are available in a variety of colours and tints.

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Discover the Benefits of Installing Adjustable Aluminium Louvre Patio Awnings in Your Home

Our adjustable louvre awnings are the perfect addition to your home, adding both style and functionality to your outdoor space. In this comprehensive guide, we will discuss everything you need to know about adjustable aluminium louvre patio awnings.

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What are Adjustable Louvre Awnings?

Adjustable louvre awnings are innovative awning solutions that come with adjustable louvres or blades. These awnings are designed to provide versatility, protection from the sun, and an aesthetically pleasing look. Adjustable louvre awnings can control the amount of light and air that enters your space.

Why Choose Adjustable Louvre Awnings for Your Home?

They provide protection from the elements to help create a comfortable atmosphere outdoors, while also providing extra privacy from neighbours or passersby. The louvres can be tilted or opened up so you can easily control the amount of heat and light being allowed in. These louvre awnings are an excellent choice that can provide year-round functionality with little maintenance required.

There are different options available when it comes to louvre awnings

Louvre awnings come in both manual and motorised options. Manual systems can often be folded away quickly and easily, while motorised options offer homeowners convenience when needing fast operation for day-to-day use.

What colours should I consider for my awning?

White, black (on request), and grey is the current trend within South Africa. The most popular outside shades come in grey and white. Different shades of white, fish eagle, lion white, etc.  is popular too. Some shades work better in the winter while others are best for warmer months of the year. Awning Warehouse will be more than happy to point you in the right direction!

Benefits of adjustable louvre awnings

There are several benefits of adjustable louvre awnings that make them a popular choice among property owners. Here are some of the most notable benefits:

Are adjustable louvre awnings waterproof?

Louvre awnings are well known for their durability, but is it waterproof? Our systems are 98% waterproof, it is a standard in the industry. It’s important to note not all adjustable louvre awnings are waterproof. It’s best to contact a professional for advice before making a decision, and we can help!

If you’re looking for an adjustable louvre awning with maximum waterproof properties then you should refer to a reputable installer like Awning Warehouse as our system includes a gutter system.

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Installing adjustable louvre awnings: What you need to know

Consider the area where the awning need to be installed as well as the objective  – reason why you need an awning. Depending on how much sun exposure your space receives, you may want to evaluate the amount of UV protection you need for the material in your awnings. The design of your louvre awnings should fit in with the existing aesthetic of your space.

Now that you know all about the benefits of installing adjustable aluminium louvre awnings in your home, it’s time to get started on transforming your outdoor living space. We hope this guide has been helpful and inspires you to enjoy many years of fun ‘in the sun’ with your new awning! Head over to our blog if you’re interested in patio awning ideas.

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