Awnings are simply a cover for your porch-they are typically made of fabric and are used as a shade and shelter from heat and weather elements. Awnings can be eye catching and are very functional. Today we are going to talk about the history of awnings and some various benefits to adding one to your home.
Awnings, A History
The oral history of awnings dates to the Roman Empire. Retractable awnings were used generally for domestic purposes during this time. The 1800’s saw a rise in awnings appearing in businesses and then became more and more common of a sighting on storefronts, cafes, and other commercial areas. Most awnings in the early days were made from canvas but as technology developed, so did the extravagance of awnings. Industrialization let the awning industry boom creating new techniques for producing awnings in polyester, acrylic, fiberglass, and aluminum. Retractable awnings moved back to prominence in the 1900’s, becoming increasingly popular due to their convenience.
Benefits Of Awnings
Awnings historically were only used as a covering against the weather, which is an amazing benefit. Awnings can be energy efficient and help you save money on your home by decreasing the light coming into your home or business. Without the increased light, your home and business don’t overheat, saving you some money. Awnings have also become ways to artistically express your own personal preferences because they can come in all shapes and sizes. Awnings are also a great way to protect your belongings from decay caused by sun exposure and rain. If you have expensive outdoor furniture, or other items to protect, an awning can save you money and protect personal items. Awnings can also be a great choice for a large area made for entertaining. Instead of making your guests walk around exposed to the sun and weather, especially on a difficult day, and awning can be a great asset for a household that entertains.
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.