Types of Awnings
There are a variety of design styles, along with many types of material when you are considering awnings. With all the different types of awnings available, it can be confusing on which type will save you the most in energy cost. There are many ways awnings can keep you cool during the summer months, plus you can add curb appeal while saving money on energy cost.
In commercial buildings, an awning is often painted with information as to the name, business, and address, thus acting as a sign or billboard as well as providing shade, breaking strong winds, and protecting from rain or snow. In areas with wintry weather, most awnings do not have to be taken down at the end of the summer - they can remain retracted against the building all winter long, or be designed and built for those conditions.
At your home or business, awnings over windows help keep your furniture inside from fading due to the harmful rays from the sun plus they will keep interior home temperatures cooler.
Awnings will help reduce your energy expense. You can save on energy cost by reducing sun exposure to the interior of your building. Retractable awnings can be raised on cooler days to let the sun in then easily lowered again without the hassle of removing your awnings.Window Awnings
Window awnings are not only attractive, they’re energy-efficient. On a hot day, more energy is lost through one square foot of glass than through an entire insulated wall. Window awnings will reduce the internal temperature of your home and will reduce your cooling energy bills. Awnings with sides are recommended for most windows, although if you have a direct south-facing window, you can use a side-less awning because the sun’s rays are coming from directly overhead. These awnings will look great on your porch too! Door Awnings
Door Awnings are designed to protect you and your home from the weather at your doorways, French doors, and sliding doors. Door awnings are non-retractable and are designed to allow a door to open outward, while giving you full protection from the elements of the weather.Retractable Patio Awnings
Many home owners are realizing that a retractable patio awning creates an upscale, outdoor living room; perfect for entertaining guests or simply relaxing with family. Installing a Patio Awning is like making a low-cost room addition while also adding value to your home. These retractable awnings can be easily retracted or extended with a hand crank or motor.Canvas Porch Roller Curtains
Porch Roller Curtains are designed to provide privacy and shade. With the ease of a rope and pulley system, they can be conveniently raised or lowered to any height desired. Porch roller curtains are a graceful and simplistic solution of style that will compliment your porch.Canvas Porch Valance
This is a smaller scale type of awning. While it’s mostly decoration it does provide some usefulness in reducing sun exposure. They can make a plain porch, look charming. Custom made valances can be made in any length or width and are usually hung from under the side of a porch ceiling.Commercial Awnings
In this awning there are the benefits already mention, along with advertising potential. It can be used to promote your business by adding designs or logos to catch the eye of the person passing by to increase your sales. A commercial awning can make your store more user friendly too, it can be used to shade your store front from the environment on a rainy. Or, on sunny days is allows your customers to enjoy their outdoor activities at your establishment.