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Residential Awnings: Metal vs. Fabric

Aluminum awnings

When choosing a residential awning, it is important to know what type of awning is right for your home.

When choosing an awning for your residential home, the choices between fabric and metal awnings can be confusing. But every household is different in their wants and needs for their awning. How do you choose the right one for you?

Metal Awnings

Metal awnings are made to protect your windows, doors, and patios from all types of elements including direct sunshine, rain, and wind. These awnings are traditionally made from aluminum and are painted with enamel that is maintenance free. Aluminum awnings are built to last the life of your home and can save you money on your heating and air conditioning costs. These awnings are custom made to fit your home and to complement the colors of the exterior. Metal awnings also provide year round protection.

Fabric Awnings

Fabric awnings are made with three different types of fabric: woven waterproof fabrics, vinyl laminates, and coated cottons. They are constructed with galvanized steel or aluminum frames that are bolted into the house in order to cover your patio. When choosing your awning, you are given the option to customize the fabric patterns, colors, and style of your awning. The materials of the awning are durable and can withstand many types of weather, depending on the choices the owner makes. However, if you fear for your awning’s safety during the winter winds and snow, storing your awning with Carroll Awning is always an option. This service includes taking down the awnings during the fall and reinstalling the awning in the spring. Fabric awnings do require regular maintenance in order to keep dirt, debris, stains, and mildew off the fabric. These elements could cause damage to the fabric and ruin the awning completely.

Choosing an awning can be a difficult decision but it can be worth the confusion. Your new awning will not only lower your home’s temperature up to 15 degrees, but it will also add more living space onto your home. With an awning from Carroll Awning, you will be able to enjoy your new outdoor space all year long.

Call Carroll Awning Today!

Carroll Awning provides the best quality energy efficient awnings and frames for any business or restaurant, as well as homes and apartments, for any time of the year. For a free estimate, call 1-800-999-5617 or click here to contact us online.