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6 Potential Awning Placements Around Your Home

Posted on Thursday, March 3rd, 2022 at 3:00 pm.
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One of the best awning placements around the home is over the front entrance.

If you are interested in adding an awning or other shade product to your home, you may not be aware of your many placement options. Awnings aren’t just for entrances or decks but can be placed at various locations around your home. The awning placements you desire will help determine which awning style you should design with Carroll Architectural Shade. The following six locations are all perfect for new awnings. 

Over The Front Door

One of the most popular awning placements is over the front door. This can be useful for preventing rain or snow from entering your home and provides some protection to your visitors. A front door awning can also be useful on rainy days when you’re searching for your keys at the front door. The best awning for your front entrance is one that stays in place and suits the size and scale of your front entry. 

Over the Back Door

This awning placement provides similar benefits to the front door placement. However, depending on the style of your back door, you may be interested in a less elaborate awning design than what you have at your entrance. 

Over Your Deck 

Covering your deck with a new awning is an extremely popular choice. Whether you’re hosting a barbecue, a party, or enjoying a summer evening alone, protection from your awning can provide great comfort. Your awning not only provides shade but can protect outdoor furniture from fading and keep rain, leaves, and other debris from cluttering your deck. Retractable awnings may be the best choice for your deck awning because they let you decide when you want protection or shade. 

Above Your Patio 

Awning placements above your deck and patio provide similar benefits. For both, you want to make sure that your awning covers the entire outdoor space. You can then decide to install retractable awnings, fixed awnings, pergolas, or canopies

Over Side Windows

Installing awnings above any home windows can help increase shade and decrease energy costs. Clever awning placements can protect direct sunlight from entering your home and raising your temperatures. This results in less use of your air conditioning and fewer expenses. 

Next To Your Pool

If you want to create a shady lounge space next to your swimming pool, you may install a pergola. These shade products can provide flexible shade while adding a unique style to your outdoor space. 


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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