If your residence does not already have awnings, you have probably noticed in your neighborhood how much “dressier” a home looks with their addition. They also serve a practical purpose while also adding to the value of a home and making the house look more appealing with their sleek designs and contemporary outdoor finishes. Awnings are overhangs that are attached to a building’s exterior above a door, a window, or above the area that goes along a sidewalk. If columns are added, it becomes a canopy which extends further away from the building, such as at an entrance to a hotel or at a restaurant to cover their outdoor areas. Commercial buildings often make extra advertising use of an awning/canopy by painting the name of the business and its address on it.
Some of the benefits of an awning are adding beauty and charm with modern styles and functionality, protecting from rain or snow or high winds, and providing shade in the hot summers since it is usually cooler by as much as 20 degrees under an awning. It also stops the sun from shining through windows and sliding glass doors and thus keep inside temperatures cooler and preventing furniture, carpets, and window treatments from fading from the sunlight. It increases the usefulness of patios and decks and provides a sheltered area for children and pets to play.
A durable awning is usually composed of canvas that is woven of cotton, vinyl, or polyester yarn laminated to a polyester fabric stretched tightly over an aluminum, steel, or iron structure. It is also often constructed of aluminum sheeting with an aluminum understructure, especially when a fabric awning is not practical where snow and wind loads are a factor. All the awnings are designed to be low-maintenance and long-lasting.
The awnings are available in an array of solid colors and stripes that are painted with a baked-on enamel paint. When manufactured from a 100 percent solution-dyed acrylic, the color is locked into the yarn. That guarantees against fading and rotting. If you are interested in Luxaflex awnings Sydney area, the brand is well known and popular, so you should be able to find a local dealer nearby to confer with. Luxaflex awnings are custom-made to fit windows of all sizes and shapes and are also designed for a range of exterior settings including patios, verandahs, terraces, and large entertaining areas. They are all constructed of high-quality materials and have smooth operating systems.
Luxaflew awnings include the following examples:
* Folding Arm Awnings are retractable and are available with a crank or motorized operation, wind protection systems, sun and wind sensors, and rain hoods.
* Canopy Awnings have an assortment of colors and styles. These classic awnings are particularly suited for mid-century and period homes. Made from rust-free die-cast aluminum, the plastic components contain UV radiation stabilized polymers.
* Evo Awnings have six Australian-designed models and are the ultimate in function and design. They provide air flow control, UV protection, and easy operation. They can come with many extras such as heaters, fabric valances, and bottom rail brushes.
* Metal Louvre Awnings are tough, extra durable, and provide air flow, privacy, and light control for outdoor areas and balconies.