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Can Snow Damage Cause Damage to a Canvas Awning?

Posted on Friday, January 9th, 2015 at 8:14 pm.

With winter in full swing, Marylanders can expect to see more of the weather we saw earlier this week: ice, snow, and slush accumulating everywhere. While it is already common knowledge that winter precipitation can cause damage to certain around-the-house surfaces, such as wood, glass, and even asphalt, many homeowners are left scratching their heads wondering what it will do to their canvas awnings. Luckily, your Baltimore awning experts are here to fill you in on caring for a canvas awning in winter.

canvasawningCanvas Awnings: At Risk in the Snow?

Having an awning can do a lot to protect your home, even during the winter. Storm debris that is kicked up during high winds, such as twigs, pebbles, and dirt, could potentially scratch or damage your siding in some way, but an awning’s presence prevents it from doing so. Canvas awnings are also designed to stand up to an average amount of snowfall, though it is best to clear snow off of your awning when possible. Accumulated snow can turn into ice, which in turn weighs down your awning and puts it at risk for tearing or damage. Though this risk is low, many people opt to store their awnings in the winter.

Awning Alternatives for Winter Weather

Instead of deciding whether to store a canvas awning during the winter, you could opt for an aluminum awning for your home. Aluminum awnings provide many of the same benefits as canvas awnings do yet with a greater level of durability. Decide on which look you prefer and get talking with your Baltimore awning experts today!

Carroll Awning Company has unmatched qualities on awnings and stylish awning frames for both residential and business purposes. Let Carroll Awning Company help you decorate your property with awnings and reduce your energy costs today. Retractable awnings will reduce heat loss during the cold months of winter and protect your property from heat gain during the hot days of summer.

We offer any type of awnings you may need, from freestanding canopies to compact domes. Choose fabrics in stripes, solids or patterns. All are suited for UV resistance.

Through our combined locations and experience, Carroll Awning Company provides innovative craftsmanship, superb service, competitive pricing and unfailing attention to details in order to deliver a product that exceeds expectations.

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