Awning Canopies / August 13, 2019 / Dominique Massey
Special events such as weddings and birthdays may also be held in one of these structures. These patios also serve as architectural design to add style to your home s landscape. Yet much as patios provide both comfort and style they need shades and covers. This is where patio awnings are used. Pergolas which are shaded pathways may also be great sources for patio shades. What are Awnings? Patio awnings of course are made specifically for patios. Awnings refer to the actual cover used for these patios. They are often made a canvass of acrylic yarn and at times vinyl. These are laid over wood steel iron metal aluminum and other light materials. Awnings are purposely lightweight to allow sunlight when needed. Unlike permanent roof these coverings may be folded retractable and carried around.
Metal Apart from the fabric canopies the use of steel and aluminium in the canvas or structure became popular during the 1950s. These material are easy to maintain and can be painted easily matching to the theme and colours. However they ran out of the race because of the fact that they are hard to clean easy to dent and cannot be rolled back to its place when not required. They require special hinges or method to scroll up and down. It is a preferable choice for those who believe in the robust material over creative one. Fiber Glass Apart from quality fabrics and tensile aluminium frames the fiber glass is a lightweight alternative as it can be moulded into any shape. They are opaque and slightly translucent in nature which allows enough sunlight to walk in.
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.