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The Advantages of a Metal Awning in Winter

Posted on Thursday, December 17th, 2020 at 10:48 am.
benefits of metal awning in winter

A metal awning can protect your home from winter snow and ice.

If you have ever experienced the hazard and annoyance of a snow or ice-covered front porch, you know what winter weather can do. Fortunately, installing a metal awning can do a lot to prevent snow and ice buildup over porches, decks, or other areas of your home that experience lots of foot traffic. Read on to learn what makes this awning so adept at keeping you protected from heavy snow and dangerous ice and how you benefit from its construction during the winter.

A Metal Awning is Sturdy and Durable

While all awnings are installed to be durable and long-lasting, most homeowners may remove or retract canvas or retractable awnings during the winter months. Metal awnings, however, are more durable to heavy snow or ice because of their metal construction. This means they will not buckle under the weight of snow and will continue to keep drifts of snow from piling up on your porch. 

Metal Awnings Decrease Snow Removal Time

By covering your porch, your metal awning will decrease your snow removal time. You won’t have to clear snow away from your front door or off of the front step. This ensures that you will be safer when walking outside of your home and that you save time on grueling shoveling. Because the area covered by the awning is kept free from snow, the ground doesn’t get wet, and ice does not form, which makes it much safer. This is especially true because you often can’t see ice until it’s too late.

Your Front Entrance Remains Clean 

When you remove snow from your front porch, you also decrease the amount of snow tracked in by people entering your home. If you want to avoid wet carpet or hardwood and snow or rock salt appearing in your front entrance, installing a metal awning can protect your home from the extra mess that comes with the season. 


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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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