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3 Tips for Choosing Your Home Awning System

Posted on Thursday, July 29th, 2021 at 9:31 am.
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Learn how you can design your optimal home awning system with Carroll Architectural Shade.

As a homeowner, you are always on the lookout for home improvements that can boost the appearance and comfort of your home while maintaining or even improving the structural integrity. If you are looking for a versatile, functional addition to your home, you should consider adding a home awning system. Installing one or more awnings on your home protects your family and property from the elements and creates relaxing and inviting spaces. However, deciding on the best awning system for your particular home can be overwhelming due to the number of designs on the market. Fortunately, you can soon find the best home awning system for your household by following these three tips. 

Focus On the Location

When selecting your home awning system, you must first consider where you would like to place the awnings. Do you want a permanent structure at your front entrance or over your windows? Do you want a retractable patio awning that you can extend during the summer and close during autumn? If you want awnings above doors or windows, you should consider fixed awnings first because they provide constant protection from the elements. Retractable awnings are always enjoyable when placed over patios or pools because you can decide when you want that extra shade. 

Consider Your Home Size and Style

The size and structural design of your awning depends on the square footage of the specific location in which it will be installed. You will need to consider how high you want to install your awning and where it will be placed on your home. Additionally, the style of the fabric of your awning will depend on the style of your home. You will want to choose a material that blends in seamlessly with the rest of your home. This way, your awning looks as if it’s always been a part of your home design. 

Consider The Elements

When choosing your home awning system, you will also need to consider your home’s specific area and region. What weather do you regularly experience? Is your home surrounded by trees that drop plenty of leaves during the fall? Does the area receive constant sun and heat or heavy rainfall? The specific climate of your home will also help you determine how strong your awning system needs to be and which elements it needs to be resistant to.

By carefully considering these primary factors, you can find the most appealing and long-lasting awnings for your home.


Through our combined locations in Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., Carroll Architectural Shade provides innovative craftsmanship, superb service, competitive pricing, and unfailing attention to detail for customers throughout Maryland and Virginia.

Our highly skilled craftsmen design and custom manufacture shade products in-house, including commercial awnings, residential awnings, retractable awnings, roll-up curtains, aluminum awnings, and flat metal canopies. Founded in 1958 by James Carroll Sr., and still family-owned by his sons today, Carroll Architectural Shade remains committed to delivering top-quality craftsmanship and service.

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