Awnings (also known as overhang) is a subordinate covering attribute to an exterior wall of a building. It is usually made of canvas woven of acrylic, polyester yarn or a vinyl laminated to polyester fabric that is firmly stretched over an aluminium structure, steel or iron. The layout is actually something of a space frame and truss. Awnings are also made of aluminium substructure with sheeting. Aluminium awnings are frequently utilise when a fabric awning is not useful where snow and wind loads occur.
Awnings is usually located above a window, door or above area in a sidewalk of a building. With an addition of columns, awnings becomes a canopy, a further extension from a building, a perfect case for hotel entrance. For restaurants, awnings is often used to cover significant al fresco area for a parties, reception or an outdoor dining.
In commercial establishments, awnings is usually painted with details such as: business name and address, acting as a billboard as well as offering shade and a safeguard from rain and snow. In wintry weather areas, majority of awnings do not have to be put down at the end of the summer, they can stay retracted against the building all winter long, or can made for these conditions.
Types of Awnings
Aluminium awnings are widely used for residential. Available in a variety colours and mostly painted to duplicate or match the colour of the exterior walls. Benefits: provide patio shades, a cooler temperature inside the house, a longer life of home furnitures and window treatments. Can last well for over 40 years. These awnings is also designed to allow folding and fastening for window protection in case of storms and hurricanes.
Retractable awnings patio cover systems are becoming in demand around the world and currently the most recent inclusion in the market. Most of these systems are 100% water-proof, it means no water penetration through its fabric roof section. These systems can also be resistant to heavy winds (depending on the model and size). Another amazing advantage of using retractables is, they can be enclosed on the sides and fronts utilising solar shade screens. Retractable awnings are usually the new versions of the classic storefront protection.
Multi-Stop Channel Awnings
Multi-Stop Channel Awnings generates a relaxed al fresco living area that can be used in all seasons. The exclusive model characteristics of these awnings provides a complete control of the awning point, keeping a cool hot summer months by hindering unwanted sunlight and in the winter, it shields you from intense cold.
At Empire Sydney Window Furnishings, we offer an extensive selection of fabrics to choose from: sunblock, light filtration or semi shade fabrics with translucent properties, these selections helps keep your view. It can be mounted either between posts or on the face of a window. A key feature of the multi-stop awnings is, it can be dropped to any height required to cut sun glare or shade a certain area whilst still allowing some light.
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