What Are The Different Types Of Awning?

Awnings are usually ideal for shading windows and even for significant outdoor areas. Awnings are widely used in regions that are prone to hot weather climates. It is because it becomes really unpleasant to sit in the backyards or rooftops in summers without having an awning. Moreover, it is wise to have covered sitting spaces in the outdoors to have some quality times with your near and dear ones. 

In this article, you will understand various types of awnings and things to look for in choosing patio awnings. So let's begin. 

1. Retractable Awning :

Retractable awnings, as the name suggests, are the ones that can extend, sheltering you on a bright sunny day. They offer coverage options for your outdoors, and you can even protect the awnings when you are not using it in the seasons like winter or springs. Retractable awnings are one of the easiest to operate ones. You can manually run the retractable awnings through either a hand crank or retractable/extendable with a motor's help. However, if you are willing to motorize your retractable awnings, it allows you to operate it with a sensor, button, remote, or controller. You can even program the patio awnings to retract when it is windy out there or extend during a bright sunny day or rains. These are incredibly convenient but are priced at a higher-end, obviously. 

2. Fixed Awning :

These awnings are well mounted in a wall that provides constant shelter. Sometimes it comes with additional support poles at the end of it, promoting more outstanding durability and longevity. They are an excellent option if you are looking for permanent shedding solutions for your patio or deck. It is quite durable and provides shelter almost around the clock.

3. Freestanding Patio Awning :

There are usually three types of foldable or freestanding awnings, which are ideal for your open roof or your backyards. These are generally foldable, handy, less maintenance, and many more benefits. Let us understand all the different types of freestanding patio awnings.

  • Umbrella 
  • Canopy
  • Freestanding or Foldable patio awning.

Portable or foldable awnings give you a chance to move your awning across your deck. But if you are expecting them to match the level of shelter as wall mounted patio awnings, then it might disappoint you a little. These are the most economical and cost-effective ones amongst all other options. 

4. Conservatory Awnings :

Conservatory Awnings possesses a unique framework that is intact to a roof structure. It has an internal designing which provides protection from shading under the glass. Conservatory patio awnings are thoroughly capable of protecting you and your loved ones from adverse outdoor conditions, which comes with an in-built capability of restricting sun rays to reach out to the glass frames. This helps in managing the temperatures. In addition to that, these can be controlled by a remote.

5. Vertical Awnings :

Vertical Awnings are referred to as those awnings, which are a combination of retractable awning and technology that includes weatherproof awning fabrics. This feature of vertical awnings makes them ideal for outdoors. However, in some conditions, they can be installed within the housing walls as well. They are mounted from the bottom of the wall to provide accurate shadings. 

6. Domestic and Commercial Patio Awnings :

Awnings that are used in commercial or official spaces to provide goods like edibles from adverse weather conditions are called commercial awnings. It promotes aesthetical views of the retail space, as well as increased usable spacing at the floor level. It also allows businesses to get their logo and name designed on commercial awnings for better branding and contributing to better than ever brand awareness. 

7. Veranda Awnings :

Veranda awnings are pretty much the same as patio awnings, but these are relatively fixed frame designing structures. This structure is immobile while the shed can be retracted with remote control. They do provide extra stability because of the front support ports. 

8. Cover Board Awning :

These are usually attached to a wall above it, which acts as an overhanging roof. 

Let us now understand the type of awnings as per the operational types. 

  • Motor based.
  • Sensors.
  • The ones which can be controlled with remotes.
  • Last but not least, manual ones.

Each awning comes with its own sets of pros and cons. It is highly recommended to do the research thoroughly and then decide upon the best fit for you. I hope this article would have helped you answer all your questions related to an awning. 


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