What Are the Different Awning Types?

Adding an awning to your home is a great way to control the amount of heat and sunlight your home is exposed to. Awnings can also allow you to better enjoy your outdoor living spaces and they can improve your home’s appearance, as well. ArmorGuard Exteriors, an expert in retractable hurricane screens and awnings, discusses the different awning styles available:

What Are the Different Awning Types?

Freestanding Awnings

Portable awning options are not connected to the house. They can be classified into three: freestanding awnings, canopies and umbrellas. This option is good for homeowners who want something affordable to help them enjoy their outdoor spaces. Remember that you will get what you pay for, though. Portable awning options usually won’t provide as much shelter and protection from the sunlight and weather as a wall-mounted awning.

Wall-Mounted Awnings

Unlike retractable awnings, wall-mounted or fixed awnings provide constant shelter. They are durable and strong because they have support poles. Wall-mounted awnings don’t work for all kinds of homes because of their appearance. They are permanent and will act as a focal point for your exterior. Fixed awnings are also constantly exposed to the weather, which can lead to damage. They are also harder to control the amount of sunlight you receive.

Retractable Awnings

Our Sunesta® retractable awnings are the best choice for your home. They use compact frame components that are designed to be mechanically invisible, giving ArmorGuard Exteriors retractable awnings a refined visual character once installed. Our retractable awning also provides easy extension and retraction and has an adjustable-tilt shoulder to change the slope. This makes it possible to block sunlight that’s low on the horizon. Finally, its heavy duty motor allows you to quickly retract our awning when not in use.

Our retractable patio awning will make an excellent addition to your home because it is durable, beautiful and easy to maintain and use. ArmorGuard Exteriors has served local homeowners since 1981 and we owe our decades of success to our high quality products. Our awnings and screens are manufactured locally from quality materials according to exacting standards. Call us at (904) 872-1712 to learn more about our services and products or to get a free estimate.

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