Types of awnings - a variety of shapes, sizes and styles.
A fabric awning can be purchased in a standard size or custom made to fit your specific need and application. Awnings are commonly used over windows and doorways as well as providing shade over patios and decks.
Awnings and canopies
A fabric awning is an architectural fabric projection that provides weather protection, identity or decoration and is wholly supported by the building to which it is attached. An awning is comprised of a lightweight frame structure over which a cover is attached. A canopy is also supported by the building to which it is attached but includes at least one or more stanchions that support the outer end.
There are two types of awnings - retractable and stationary.
Retractable awnings – a variety of great features!
With the push of a button, a retractable awning can create an instantly cool and relaxing haven from the sun's rays. In addition, retractables are extremely user-friendly.
Depending on your budget and need, select manual or automatic, remote or sensor-activated controls that allow awnings to be easily opened and closed from inside and outside
Sensor-controlled awnings feature wind and sun sensors that will automatically retract or extend the awning - even when nobody is home.
Stationary awnings - customize with style and classic design
Fixed frame awnings are a popular choice for homeowners because they can be custom fit to your home's outdoor space. Ideal for odd shapes, bump outs, and window sizes - custom designed stationary awnings give homeowners great creativity in style, size and shape.
Stationary awnings are ideal for home entryways and windows, balconies and car ports. They require less maintenance than retractable awning because there are no moving parts.
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