Window awnings are a great way to keep the sun and weather out of your windows and improve the look of your house or business. Window awnings come in a variety of colours, styles, and fabrics to suit your needs. Window awnings are easy to maintain and add value to your home or business.
Fixed Aluminum Awnings vs Retractable Fabric Awnings
Fixed aluminum awnings are permanently attached to the wall or window, while retractable fabric awnings can be retracted when not in use. Which awning you choose is up to you and how you want your home to look.
Fixed aluminum awnings are perfect for sunny windows where you want to limit the amount of sun shining in during all seasons. Because fixed metal awnings are permanent, you never have to fear them getting damaged in heavy snow. In addition, aluminum awnings block more sunlight than fabric awnings.
Meanwhile, retractable fabric awnings are the most common type of awning and are available in a variety of colours, styles, and fabrics. Because fabric window awnings are retractable, you can allow in the sun whenever you need it or block it when you require a darker room.
A door canopy is either a fixed aluminum or fabric awning that acts as an umbrella for your front door. Many people enjoy sitting on their front porches to watch the world go by, and door canopies provide protection from the sun, rain and wind.
Fixed door canopies are permanently attached to your house, while retractable door canopies can be retracted when not in use. Fixed door canopies are helpful during our Ottawa winters as they reduce the amount of snow near your entrances. Shielding your entranceway from the snow minimizes ice build-up and snow tracked into your home.
Door canopies come in a variety of colours, styles and fabrics to match the look of your home. In addition, door canopies provide some shelter from the rain, snow and wind for packages dropped off by Amazon or other deliveries.
Patio awnings are perfect for those who want to spend time outdoors on their patio but don’t want to worry about the weather. A retractable awning is attached to your home and is easy to retract when not in use. Fully retracted, patio awnings can remain up during the winter or when there is inclement weather.
There’s even the option to motorize your patio awning where a phone app can control it. Motorized awnings allow you to open or retract your awning even when you’re not home.