Awning Canopies / September 3, 2019 / Shari Nelson
Picture guests relaxing at your hotel or resort on a warm summer day while sipping an ice cold soft drink and cocktail concoction. Factor in the additional luxury of an awning canopy or cabana and the patrons experiences will be pleasantly enhanced. Decadent dreams of covered convenience are just steps away once you know how to properly select an awning canopy or cabana for your facility. Although holiday fanatics across the country are still discovering Christmas tree pine needles hiding behind the couch and nibbling on Valentine s Day candy it is not too early to start preparing for the impending spring/summer vacation season. In fact since the early season often promises little stability in weather conditions and the strong rays of the sun can cause severe sunburn on skin due to the winter chill now more than ever is an advantageous time to install a decorative and purposeful commercial shade structure.
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.
A roof like structure can be less expensive than building a porch by attaching a retractable awning canopy over the patio area with little maintenance. The patio location should allow easy access to and from the indoor kitchen areas so the flow of people between is natural and direct without walking through another room or space. The flow of traffic will depend on the exact attachment and coverage of the patio retractable awning and the proximity between the patio and house. Access to the kitchen and location of the exterior doors will help in determining the preferred placement of the patio and attachment of the retractable awning. The awning comes in several standard sizes and numerous patterns and colors. The canopy material is water resistant and blocks the sun UV rays and lasts for years if properly maintained.