Awning Canopies / September 8, 2019 / Katelyn Mooney
Whether metal or aluminium vinyl or one of the dozen or so fabric types awnings have acquired a well-deserved niche among the different shades that most of us employ to complement our homes and places of business. Awnings are much more preferable to canopies and tents for instance when the area is against a structure or on the side of a building. This is because of two things: first having an awning is structurally more sound compared to a canopy because it is attached to the wall or a concrete structure; and second it only requires half the framing of a traditional canopy which saves space and eases installation. Fabric awnings in particular are superior to the other types depending on the environmental conditions in their area of use. Generally they are the most versatile type and can handle multiple situations.
Though good quality awnings don t have to cost the earth you can find affordable awnings that are of fantastic quality. -You should also consider whether an electric awning will be best for you or a folding arm awning. The great thing is these don t have to be permanent fixtures and they can be folded back and kept out of the way when you need them to be. They provide great protection not only for your patio but also for any children who may want to play in the garden or on the patio they can find shelter in a shady spot when your awning is set up. As mentioned patio awnings come in a variety of colours and styles so it is worth putting some thought into it before you decide what type of awning to go for. You can request samples so that you can see what the pattern material will look like next to your home and be sure that the awning you choose is right for your property.
Of course if awnings and other shade structures improve the messaging of a restaurant and are a patron s first impressions canopies very often round out a restaurant-goers final thoughts. While less focuses on literal messaging than on style and atmosphere canopies extend a restaurant s outdoor footprint adding a sense of elegance as indoor amenities are brought outside. Built from a similar selection of material as stated in the previous paragraph canopies can still retain the natural collective body heat from guests (and hot food) with only the most minor of fold-down fabric walls. And as fall weather progresses and the temperatures drop these simple measures can be augmented with propane heaters turning outdoor dining into a year round possibility - even in some of the country s harsher winter climates.