An awning is a roof-like covering that attaches to the exterior wall of a building to provide shade and protection from the sun and other elements, such as rain.
Unlike a roof, an awning does not have to be made of a heavy hard material, and is often constructed using various types of fabrics that are stretched over a thin and lightweight, yet sturdy frame structure. Awnings not only serve as a type of shelter from the elements over windows, patios, store fronts, or doors, but they can also improve the look of a home or business. Awnings can be attached anywhere along a structure to create an area that needs to be kept shaded and cool.
The benefits of an awning:
– An awning decreases the heat that is normally absorbed by your exterior walls, windows, and doors by creating an additional barrier between the sunlight and the interior of your home.
– An awning will protect your patio, house, and the people living in it, from extended sun exposure by creating shade, thereby decreasing the risk of skin cancer and the effects of sun-related aging. An awning allows for extended stays on the patio, or lounging near a window.
– An awning will help you save on your energy bill by keeping the sun and extra heat out during the hot Arizona summer months. Not to mention, your air conditioner will work twenty percent less, prolonging its lifespan and decreasing how much you spend.
Our product offerings to keep you shaded, cool, and protected from the sun include patio covers, carports, and window awnings. Contact us for further details.