These days, there are many options when it comes to awnings. So, today, we’ll talk about the different types of awnings. Before moving forward, let’s define the word awning.

What is an Awning?

According to the all-knowing Wikipedia, an awning is a “secondary covering attached to the exterior wall of a building.” It is composed of two main parts: a canvas and a support structure.

The canvas can be of different materials like acrylic, cotton, polyester yarn, vinyl, etc. The canvas should be tightly stretched over the support structure, which can be made out of aluminum, iron, or steel.

An awning is perfect for protecting you and your property (both residential and commercial). For instance, this canopy will protect you from the sun, wind, rain, and it will serve as a screen to protect your home exterior against the climate.

If you still are thinking if an awning installation is worth it. Well, think about the following. Would you love to spend so much time with your family on your porch without getting sunburn?

Would you love to barbeque on the patio while it’s raining? Have you ever wanted to have breakfast on your balcony without getting sunburn? Well, a correctly installed awning will allow you to do these types of things, and so much more.

Different Types of Awnings (Learn Which Is Best for You)

When it comes to awnings, there are several types. They are also available in various sizes, shapes, styles, materials, and colors. So, let’s see the different types of awnings.

Stationary/Fixed Awnings :

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As the word says it, this is an awning mounted/fixed on exterior walls. This canopy will provide permanent shelter, but you need to make sure professionals install it.

A fixed awning will receive the impact of strong winds, so trusting its installation to experts will make sure that your investment lasts.

Retractable Awnings:

Without doubts, this is the most popular awning type.

It’s windy outside, and you don’t want your awning to tear apart. Don’t worry; you can roll or fold it. So, forget about the threat of wind damage.

You want to enjoy some sunlight, well, you can fold your awning at will.

Motorized Awnings:

These awnings function with an electric mechanism. They are the best option in awnings since they have sensors to monitor the weather. Thus, they’ll automatically spread the canopy when it’s sunny or retract it when it’s incredibly windy.

They can operate automatically, with a control remote, and you can hand crank it.

Well, this was a broad description of the different types of awnings. Next time, we’ll talk about the advantages and cons of fixed awnings.

Here at All American Awnings, INC., we care about your happiness and comfort as well as the structural wellbeing of your property.

Well, till next time!