3 Reasons to Get an Aluminum Awning
Reasons to Get an Aluminum Awning
Awnings are available in nearly every color and style imaginable, so it’s not always easy to decide which one is right for you. If you’re considering an awning to shield you from the hot Arizona sun, a solid, yet lightweight aluminum awning might be the best investment. Here are three reasons why:
Durability is one category where aluminum awnings outshine their fabric competitors. Fabric awnings can suffer as they’re exposed to in harsh conditions, like high winds, hot sun, and intense rain. Aluminum awnings, which are designed to be permanent, weather-proof fixtures, are significantly sturdier. They can last over 40 years before needing to be replaced (fabric awnings are known to last between 7 and 10), and will resist warping, bowing, or stretching. This lightweight awning can also be attached to almost any pre-existing structure.
Aluminum awnings are relatively easy to take care of and, without the threat of snowy winters, preserving the condition of an aluminum awning in Phoenix is even simpler. A quick rinse with a hose can go a long way in preventing the buildup of dirt and debris. Go the extra mile by clipping any trees or plants that threaten to encroach on your awning. With proper maintenance, your aluminum awning will last for many years to come.
3. Coolness Factor
Unlike fabric awnings, aluminum awnings have an insulated layer that absorbs additional heat. The result is a shady spot, up to twenty degrees cooler than the surrounding area. Now you can relax and enjoy the fresh air! Having an exterior shade like this can also lower you energy costs by up to 50%, for Phoenix homeowners, as much as $200 per year.
Ready to take the plunge? Contact Mesa Awning for a free estimate!