Awning Canopies / September 11, 2019 / Muriel Sargent
Fixed or permanent awning canopies or umbrellas keep the places cool and fresh. Drop curtains aluminum sunshades are generally used for windows or doors. Canopies are often used at main entrance open corridors walkways and parking lot; whereas umbrellas are mostly used at backyard cafe rooftop garden and other similar places. Retractable sunshades are also seen in commercial houses. Power Saver: The main sources of heat that increase the temperature of indoor environment are doors and windows. Placing retractable shades over windows and doors help you keep the room temperature low and reduce the load on the cooler. Consequently you save a considerable amount of money on power bills. Power consumes the lion portion of business expenses these days. By installing commercial awnings you can lower your overheads forever.
Awnings maybe used for other areas other than patios. A deck may even be covered with an awning. Windows and doors can take advantage of awnings for shade and design too. Cars may be covered with a large piece. Commercial establishments including restaurants also make of awnings in larger sizes. Most of these cover items are stationary. Some awnings are also retractable and can be rolled over to a supporting structure like a wall. Windows may be covered with removable awnings as well. For outdoor purposes such as a family swim a temporary awning can be built. Awnings Canopies and Umbrellas These three all function as shades or covers for outdoor purposes. They should not be mistaken for the other though. Each one is unique on its own. Awnings are described in previous paragraphs.
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.