Roll up awnings may be used for the home, office or even mobile vehicles. They are a type of retractable awning and they have many benefits in terms of their maintenance and flexibility.
Usually you will only have to pull a cord or some other release to control the amount of shade you want. These awnings are also good if you need to store your awnings during the winter or other times you are not using them.
Most roll up awnings are made of fabric. They are made of many different types of fabrics or vinyl depending upon your preference. When you get fabric, you want to make sure that it is durable and strong. (more…)
Porch awnings can add a lot of functionality and style to your home exterior areas. They come in an unlimited variety of materials, patterns and options. The benefits can far outweigh the cons. An awning can transform your patio or porch into a usable space you will enjoy for years to come.
Thinking about the benefits of having an outdoor awning it becomes quickly apparent how useful these are. They provide shelter from the sun, rain and other elements. This protection allows your family to enjoy this space even under less than perfect conditions. It has been scientifically proven that on average it is twenty degrees color underneath an awning or other cover than sitting out in the direct sun. With the cover in place you can sit out on the lawn in the summer without roasting in the heat or getting sunburned. Family gatherings and neighborhood cookouts become so much more enjoyable. (more…)
Traditionally employed to protect doors and windows from the elements, today’s metal awnings can also be used as a stylish way to update the look of your house. Rigid, strong awnings can help protect your home from the most brutal elements.
Awnings provide shade which shields doors and windows from harsh sunlight.They can also decrease energy bills by providing an astonishing level of protection from sunlight indoors. Positioning these awnings in specific, well-planned areas of homes has been proven to lower solar heat gain by as much as 70 percent.
Satisfied awning users have also reported that temperatures in some of their rooms have decreased by as much as 15 degrees with properly positioned awnings. Awnings also protect windows from excessive rain and can provide a barrier against very strong winds. In cold climates, they can help homeowners avoid snow shedding by deflecting snow away from the front porch.
Awnings can be installed in traditional homes as well as mobile homes to provide an instant update and boost these types of protection. It is even possible to use very large awnings or a do it yourself cover kit to convert a small patio, balcony, or deck into a covered outdoor patio. (more…)