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Some Basics to Know About Window Awnings

Posted on Friday, February 10th, 2017 at 1:08 pm.
Window awnings

Window awnings offer many advantages!

Window awnings can add a great touch to your home. You can either have them custom-made or a choose a prefabricated design. Either way, choosing a window awning can make a big difference to the aesthetic of your home. In this blog we’ll look over some basic things to know about window awnings.

What Do Window Awnings Do?

Typically, when awnings are installed, they are meant to lend shade and weather protection. In addition to this fundamental function, they look quite pretty, too. When a window awning is installed, they also help reduce sunlight entering your home and producing glare. While you may want some natural light to come inside, too much of it can be blinding and uncomfortable. So consider the following types of window awning to add to your homes today:


The Three Types of Window Awnings

Window awnings come in several types. The three most common, however, are retractable awnings, stationary awnings, and basket awnings. Let’s learn a little bit more about each of them below.



  • Retractable awnings: As the name implies, retractable awnings are, well, retractable. They can be pulled back and forth, so they can be stored off to the side when not in use, or when you don’t wish to use them. With a number of great features, these are renowned as particularly user-friendly awnings. Retractable awning frames also need less maintenance than other frames. When choosing a retractable awning, they can be either manual or automatic. While some retractable awnings are controlled by built-in sensors, others can be controlled by a remote.    
  • Stationary awnings: Unlike retractable awnings, stationary awnings, as in the name, will not move. If you would like an awning to stay in place indefinitely, go with a stationary awning. Customize your stationary awning, too; in either a classic design or a modern style. With full weather protection, stationary awnings are perhaps the best choice for use as window awnings.  
  • Basket awnings: With many options to choose from for basket awnings, there are endless possibilities. You’ll mainly see basket awnings used for cafes, boutiques, and bakeries.



Trust the Experts at Carroll Awning Company

Ready to get the perfect awning for your business or home? Carroll Awning Company has the expertise and equipment to make and install the perfect residential or commercial awning to give your home or business an even cooler exterior. We can design, create, and install custom canopies and awnings all year long. For a free estimate and to get started designing your dream awning, give us a call at 1-800-999-5617 or visit us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.


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