Awnings come in a variety of materials and styles to provide shade, protection from sun, rain, and snow, and insulation. The outdoor feature also contributes to property beautification and curb appeal, increasing your home or business’s value. Before commissioning an awning installation, do your research and keep the following considerations in mind:
Awning Coverage FAQs
Which Material Provides the Most UV Protection?
Awning materials include vinyl, cotton canvas, aluminum, resin, coated polyester, and galvanized steel. All provide protection against ultraviolet rays; however, metal and vinyl laminated polyester options are the most powerful UV blockers. Acrylic and PVC coatings are also available on polyester awnings for better protection from the sun.
Is There a Minimum Height Requirement?
Unless the awning will be mounted to your roof, the minimum height requirement is typically 8 feet. This provides the space necessary to avoid injuries, particularly if the awnings will face the street or are part of a public recreational area.
How Far Do Retractable Awnings Reach?
Retractable awnings project anywhere from 5 to 13 feet; however 10 to 12 feet is the standard. These awnings retract easily when they are not in use to protect them from winter elements and prolong their lifespans.
What About Rain & Snow Protection?
While all awnings offer protection from rain and snow, aluminum and other metal options sustain the least damage. Water and melting snow slide off metal awnings easily instead of pooling. Prevent rust from damaging metal awnings with the appropriate coatings and a regular cleaning schedule.
Find the perfect awning solution for your home or business at Alumroll Awning & Window Co., Inc, a locally-owned home improvement company that has served Rochester, NY, and the surrounding areas since 1946. Choose from a wide variety of affordable, quality products that contribute to a more comfortable, functional home or business. Call (585) 544-2110 for a free quote or visit their website for additional service info. Like their Facebook page for the latest home improvement tips.