Awning Canopies / August 13, 2019 / Paige Mcknight
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.
But their aesthetic value is equally key. Retractable or fixed and made from a variety of materials namely aluminum fabric mesh and combinations of the three awnings can immediately set the mood via their shape and logos. Imagine you re an upscale classy Jazz/live entertainment restaurant where music is as important as food. In that case an awning that includes the graphic of a jazz ensemble or horned instruments and large musical notes might be the way to go. If going for a more subtle approach a shade structure patterned in the shape of red bricks might match an actual brick (or stone) exterior. Remember that little changes such as these can go a long way toward an entire revamp of your restaurant and its ambiance.
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.