Awning Canopies / July 27, 2019 / Shari Nelson
Most standard canopy opening and closing functions are done by a manual crank with a handle that fold away out of site. There are retractable awning operational options for larger or custom made awnings that include an electric open/close control with or without a remote and weather sensor awning opening when rain is detected. These options are costly but maybe offset by their ease of operation. Valances side curtains and screening are just a few of the accessories available for the retractable awning. The beautiful patio retractable awning offers many benefits to the home occupants including protection from inclement and rainy weather extends use of the patio/deck area blocks health damaging Ultra Violet rays controls amount of sunlight shields undesirable views and reflected glare reduces fading and discoloration of drapes carpet and paintings and can reduce sun exposed interior heat gain by 70% to cut your cooling bills to name a few.
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.
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.