Awning Canopies / August 14, 2019 / Susanne Dejesus
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 second reason for canopies is protection against the weather elements. In restaurant patios or cafe outdoor areas a folding arm awning is very popular. You would not want to have a meal in a restaurant patio while you are baking under the sun would you? Having your cold drink outside a cafe is never ideal if you are directly under the sun with no shade. When the rainy season starts getting drenched while having a meal in the restaurant patio or a hot drink outside the cafe is not a pleasing experience. Customers will look for comfort and with canopies you can provide them with just exactly what they are looking for. Another advantage of canopies and other commercial awnings is great savings on cooling costs especially during the hot days of the summer season.
Down below are the few types of fabric or materials being used to demonstrate creativity with ecstasy. Acrylic These fabrics are suitable when durability is the key. They can repel the water from the surface during the rainy days. Cotton-polyester material coated with acrylic can give stronghold to the canvas and will prevent the entire structure from sun damage as well. In short being heavy and opaque they are perfect for the protection from the humidity mild dew and harmful UV rays. Vinyl Vinyl coated fabrics are the great material choice for awning canopies if the backlight and illumination around the premise is the need. They are proactive in handling the dew and UV rays but are incapable of managing the humid environment. They are perfect for the facility where light and little protection is the necessity.