Awning Canopies / July 22, 2019 / Claire Raymond
Special events such as weddings and birthdays may also be held in one of these structures. These patios also serve as architectural design to add style to your home s landscape. Yet much as patios provide both comfort and style they need shades and covers. This is where patio awnings are used. Pergolas which are shaded pathways may also be great sources for patio shades. What are Awnings? Patio awnings of course are made specifically for patios. Awnings refer to the actual cover used for these patios. They are often made a canvass of acrylic yarn and at times vinyl. These are laid over wood steel iron metal aluminum and other light materials. Awnings are purposely lightweight to allow sunlight when needed. Unlike permanent roof these coverings may be folded retractable and carried around.
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.
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.