Awning Canopies / July 22, 2019 / Claire Raymond
Metal Apart from the fabric canopies the use of steel and aluminium in the canvas or structure became popular during the 1950s. These material are easy to maintain and can be painted easily matching to the theme and colours. However they ran out of the race because of the fact that they are hard to clean easy to dent and cannot be rolled back to its place when not required. They require special hinges or method to scroll up and down. It is a preferable choice for those who believe in the robust material over creative one. Fiber Glass Apart from quality fabrics and tensile aluminium frames the fiber glass is a lightweight alternative as it can be moulded into any shape. They are opaque and slightly translucent in nature which allows enough sunlight to walk in.
The laminated fabrics are 100% water proof fade resistant and made of heavy duty 5 layer fabric materials with special protective coating. The coating enables it to withstand the damaging UV rays. They also come in 5 unique stripe combinations and 7 solid colors of your choice. Added characteristics of the fabrics are mildew resistant and flame resistant. They are also easy to clean and very low in maintenance cost. The frame support can be mounted directly using wall or soffit brackets. You will appreciate the quality of the awning hardware which is made from durable and lightweight aluminum materials. One popular awning model is their Oasis freestanding retractable awning. It can be placed on any flat and level surface like your lawn pool patio or deck.
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.