Awning Canopies / September 11, 2019 / Muriel Sargent
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.
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.
You would notice that cafes hotels restaurants and shops have a canopy or an awning installed. They are not just simply for aesthetic beauty or added charm. The reason behind this is business promotion. Canopies and other commercial awnings will usually have the name of the business written on the surface of the awning. Canopies would also have the colour of the business. You will even see company logos or graphics in them. If you want to promote a new product on your store you no longer have to worry about the high cost of advertising in magazines daily papers or television. You can easily have the product promotion printed on your awnings. People will remember seeing not just your attractive commercial awnings but also your business. You can have a greater chance of getting more people into your business.