Awning Canopies / August 14, 2019 / Aurora Hess
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.
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.
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.