The garden furniture has been stowed away, non-hardy plants wrapped up; the lawn has had its last cut of the year and odd bits of pruning have been taken care of. But that doesn't mean that you now have to retreat indoors. Because the winter half-year has plenty of magic in store. The days are getting shorter, the evenings cooler, and the twinkling stars often appear to be within arms' reach.
A fire, a fondue, a few friends – all you need for an unforgettable evening under a crystal-clear sky. Winter is glorious in the daytime too, of course. In the fresh air, it's such a pleasure to soak up the winter sun. And, beneath a glass roof, that can even bring back a touch of summer.
Even in winter, the sun packs a punch – and not only on the sun terrace in the ski area. Even if you're sitting behind a window, UV radiation penetrates the glass and hits your skin. Whether for indoor or outdoor space, awnings provide sun protection in winter too, and often help save energy too.
Of course, in our latitudes the intensity of solar radiation is lower in the winter than in the summer due to the position of the sun. When calculating the right amount of protection provided by shade systems such as awnings, what's best for you depends on your personal risk profile and the level of UV radiation where you live. But it's clear that by using sun protection, the sun's rays can be perfectly dosed even in winter and so boost your quality of life.
Particularly in modern buildings with large glass façades, awnings provide both shade and effective UV protection at the same time. Textile vertical awnings are often a very good solution. The STOBAG range offers a variety of designs and fabric qualities. They are designed to the highest quality standard and can withstand any winter weather.