Front porch awnings can be perfect for any type of season. They keep out weather, can reduce your energy cost, contribute to a more comfortable environment on your porch and protect your porch furniture from sun damage. Here is some more information on how flexible and versatile front porch awnings can be.
Types of Awnings
Awnings can be a great addition to your home and come with many benefits. They are typically easily affixed to any structure as well which can save a lot of headache in the future. Awnings can either be fixed or retractable. Retractable awnings are operated by hand or electric motor. If you live in a townhouse or have a small porch, canopy awnings are very popular as they cover a doorway and an individual, this can have curb appeal and make even a small porch more inviting. If you want more protection on your porch, awning conversion kits are not common. In these kits, you can easily attach screen panels that convert your awning to a screened in porch. This can be ideal for extending inside space or protecting from elements and bugs.
Material Used For Awnings
Depending on what kind of aesthetic you are looking for in the front of your home, you can go with any number of materials for your awnings. A common choice is a fabric awning which is used most in retractable awnings. These dyed acrylic fabrics are made to resist fading and cracking from sun exposure, humidity, chlorine, and rain. This is a popular option due to the wide variety of choices. Keep in mind that fabric is susceptible to wind and may cause problems if you live in a very windy area.
Aluminum and metal awnings are the most popular choice due to their low maintenance and cost. Aluminum awnings can come in different colors and styles and are generally no fuss. For a more ornamental look, copper awnings may be the choice for you. They typically come in lavish designs made to draw the eye.
Trust the Experts at Carroll Awning Company for Your Perfect Front Porch Awning
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 Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.