What type of awning should I get this spring?

Published On: March 16, 2015|Categories: Awnings|

Awnings allow you to protect your home and commercial space from harsh sunlight and rain. Besides making your home/office cool and comfortable, awnings help reduce your cooling costs.

Retractable Awning

Since awnings are available in a variety of colours and styles, you will have no difficulty finding one that suits the architecture of your home.

Don’t know what type of awnings you should get this spring? Well, we have prepared a simple guide for you. This article gives a quick overview of different kinds of awnings. The right kind of awnings will enhance the comfort level and aesthetic appeal of your home.

Retractable Awnings

The best thing about retractable awnings is that you can retract them when you want sunlight to enter your space. They will protect your space from hot summer rays and rain. But during the winter months when you want sunlight to enter your home, you can just pull them back and they will retract into their aluminum housing.

If you have a retractable awning on your deck, it will protect your furniture from fading. These awnings are available in different sizes and fabrics.

When it comes to retractable awnings, there are basically two options – the Classic and the Marcesa. The Classic is normally used in low height areas. They are suitable for windows in the north and south. The Marcesa is stronger. This makes it ideal for windows with west or east exposure where winds are stronger.

Retractable awnings are made from waterproof fabric. They can withstand winds up to 30-35 kph. They can be installed over both doors and windows. You can adjust the slope.

Window awnings

Window awnings add character to your building. They prevent sunlight from entering your home/office and keep it cool and comfortable. The fixed window awnings are made with strong aluminum frames that will resist corrosion and rust. Fixed options are more suitable for commercial properties. They can withstand weather elements.

While choosing awnings, you need to pay careful attention to the fabric used. The fabric should be able to stand up to weather changes. Otherwise it may fade and look unattractive.

Fixed Aluminum Awnings

Fixed aluminum awnings are ideal for sheltering your entrance ways from weather. They have a look of permanence.

There are several benefits to using fixed aluminum awnings. They keep the temperatures inside the home cooler during the summer months. They also enhance the durability of window treatments and furniture. Fixed awnings can be custom made. You can choose colours that complement your home.

They are highly durable and have a lifespan of over 40 years. Aluminum awnings enhance the look of your home. They do not rot, rust or warp. Also, they last longer than fabric awnings.

Commercial Awnings

Besides sheltering your store or office from inclement weather, awnings can attract customers. If awnings of the right colour and shape are installed over your commercial property, they will immediately draw attention. Customers will also enjoy being able to stand in a protected area while waiting to be served. You can choose colours that complement your business colors.

At Jans Awnings, we offer both fixed and retractable awnings. Contact us to know which option will suit you better.

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