Awning Canopies / September 10, 2019 / Ina Hebert
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.
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.
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.