Awning Canopies / September 10, 2019 / Sabrina Carey
They can keep indoor temperature as much as 20 degree cooler than outside. Thus retractable commercial awning reduces the load on the cooler and helps shop-owners save on energy bills. Home dwellers install retractable awnings at home for the same commercial benefits. Awnings were popular in Europe Asia and America during the beginning of nineteenth century. However with the advent of coolers awnings observed a phase of lower popularity in USA. But after the latest hike in energy cost awnings are enjoying a comeback all over the country in recent times. People residing in the states where tropical humid tropical and subtropical climate prevail find awnings to be very useful. Being a peninsula in the Gulf of Mexico Florida enjoys humid subtropical and tropical climate.
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.
The second reason for canopies is protection against the weather elements. In restaurant patios or cafe outdoor areas a folding arm awning is very popular. You would not want to have a meal in a restaurant patio while you are baking under the sun would you? Having your cold drink outside a cafe is never ideal if you are directly under the sun with no shade. When the rainy season starts getting drenched while having a meal in the restaurant patio or a hot drink outside the cafe is not a pleasing experience. Customers will look for comfort and with canopies you can provide them with just exactly what they are looking for. Another advantage of canopies and other commercial awnings is great savings on cooling costs especially during the hot days of the summer season.