Awning Canopies / August 21, 2019 / Irma Logan
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.
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.
Tests have shown that a good quality awning could lower the temperature on your patio by 20 degrees. If you own a business like a cafe or a pub then you may want to install awnings for walkway coverage or a smoking shelter when the weather is wet and not so great. -There are many types of awnings including; folding arm awnings terrace awnings canopies and walkway coverage electric awnings and you can also use them as signage for your business. They also come in many different shapes sizes and colours so you need to consider where you will be putting your awning on your property. -It is also worth investing your money in a good quality patio awning since not all awnings will stand up to adverse weather conditions.