In case you were wondering what an awning is – it is a sheet of canvas or other material stretched on a frame and used to keep the sun or rain off a home, shop window, doorway, or ship’s deck. Awnings in the earlier days served the purpose of protecting a home from the sun and rain. But now these awnings are also the part of styling your home. Other than providing some shade, outdoor window awnings, house awnings or garden awnings make a great fashion statement. Choosing the right awning that can serve both purposes is therefore important. Here is a quick start guide to learn how to choose the right awning for home.