Awnings can be small roof-like structures that are installed outside of a house, storefront, or office. They shade doors and windows from the sun's heat and reduce glare while exiting.
The indoor temperature can be dramatically affected by keeping the sun out of the windows and doors. The top fixed frames can be made in many different patterns, textures, sizes and shapes. You can also make awnings from fiberglass or metal sheets.
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Modern awnings are usually made of an extensible aluminum frame, over which the fabric or other material provides shade and shelter. Aluminum frames can be rigid or flexible. These are called retractable awnings. Frames have hinged arms which can be pulled or pushed to open or close the frame. Retractable awnings offer great flexibility in the amount of shade they provide, as the extension can be controlled.
Retractable awnings can be operated by a hand-operated lever-and crank or a motor that can be attached. A small remote can be used to control retraction, extension, and how far the awning will extend.
Each awning's fabric rolls up to the point where it is attached to the structure. The enclosure that houses the steel rod that rolls the fabric is often used to protect the fabric and hide the mechanism. This ensures that the exterior of your home, store, or office is preserved. Fixed awnings companies can help you update the look of any house.