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Privacy screens are a great addition to your awning. They are lightweight, compact and easy to set up. They can add extra protection from the elements without enclosing your space entirely so you can still enjoy the outdoors. This means you get protection from the sun, wind and rain while still getting that indoor-outdoor flow. They also add extra privacy for more crowded areas and create a more relaxed feel - you can see out but no one can see in. There are also the options of using privacy screens on all sides to create a fully enclosed and private annex.

Getting the right size

Front screens

This type of privacy screen is fitted to the track on the long side of the awning and has eyelets of d-rings on the bottom edge which get pegged to the ground. They are made from a shade cloth that is 90-95% shade depending on the brand. When looking for the right size awning, make sure you have measured in between the centre of the legs not the awning fabric.

Side wall screens

Side wall screens are fitted to the short side of the wind out / roll out awning canopy. The wall is cut with an angled top which are designed to accommodate the downward pitch of your awning canopy. You will need to purchase the correct end panel for your specific brand/model case awning.

Making an annex

Many awning brands will also offer a room option which attach to canopy to make a weatherproof secure shelter. Rooms often include windows, flyscreens and doors.

Privacy screens are a great addition if you already have a roll out or box awning but if you don’t have either of those, another option to consider is inflatable awnings. Inflatable awnings are an easy to use, lightweight and have various designs to suit your needs. Read our blog post about them here to learn more.