Awning Canopies / August 12, 2019 / Paige Mcknight
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.
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.
A roof like structure can be less expensive than building a porch by attaching a retractable awning canopy over the patio area with little maintenance. The patio location should allow easy access to and from the indoor kitchen areas so the flow of people between is natural and direct without walking through another room or space. The flow of traffic will depend on the exact attachment and coverage of the patio retractable awning and the proximity between the patio and house. Access to the kitchen and location of the exterior doors will help in determining the preferred placement of the patio and attachment of the retractable awning. The awning comes in several standard sizes and numerous patterns and colors. The canopy material is water resistant and blocks the sun UV rays and lasts for years if properly maintained.