Awnings........THE SMART SOLUTION
Today's awnings combine functional excellence with decorative appeal to create an almost unlimited pallet of individualized design possibilities. Awnings can complement or dramatize the architecture of most any home. Highly engineered yet flexible awnings can be designed to blend with or accentuate the special features of your special castle, while providing protection from sun & rain.
They can be stationary or retractable, graphically embellished or distinctively unadorned. Awnings - a crafted product that offers unlimited design possibilities.
Awning fabrics are strong enough to withstand wind, rain and sun - yet light enough to give you that "outdoor" feeling. Shape it any of hundred designs - to cover a patio, protect an entrance, and decorate a pool side area - and it seems to float gently overhead. A variety of fabrics are available, from vinyl coated cotton to woven acrylic material, that can provide you with durability, ease of maintenance and a huge selection of vivid colors.
Awnings conserve energy by shading and reducing interior temperatures, According to a study by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), awnings on windows and patio doors can reduce interior temperatures between 8 - 15 degrees. The exact amount of heat reduction depends upon several factors: the exposure of the window, the color of the fabric and the style and method of attaching the awning. As an example, awnings can reduce solar heat gain by up to 65 percent - facing windows and 77 percent on west - facing windows.