The Different Styles of Front Door Awnings

Nov 10th

Front door awnings – Installing an awning or awnings in front of his house enhances the beauty of your home. It also provides protection against the weather gives shade and potentially adds additional living space. Awnings are installed above the front door, windows and porches and are available in different types and styles.

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A variety of styles are available for canopies and awnings. Front door awnings are available in fixed or retractable styles. Awnings fixed awnings are designed specifically for garage doors as a protection against the weather. Awnings are available in a variety of materials such as aluminum, and vinyl canvas. The retractable variety can be manual or equipped with an electric motor. Retractable awnings offer more versatility. Manual retractable models are usually open and close in less than a minute and require less maintenance. The motorized versions are usually available with remote devices.

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Fixed awnings are always in the open position and not retract. They are not as versatile as the shrink, but cost less. They are more susceptible to weather and, depending on the material, may have a shorter shelf life. Some styles of fixed front door awnings and canopies are available in aluminum. Aluminum resists peeling, fading and will last for years with little maintenance. Aluminum is lightweight, and commercial producers offer a wide variety of colors to choose from. Fabric, such as canvas, generally has protective coating against mold, moisture and UV rays to make it more durable. Vinyl, a coating placed on polyester fabric, is easy to clean, moisture resistant and durable.