Brighten Up Your Home Or Business With A Canvas Awning

If you're looking for a quick change to brighten up the outside of you home, while adding beauty, charm, and value, consider a canvas awning. These structures are easy to install, fairly inexpensive, and allow you to enjoy outdoor activities, control the heat and light inside your home, and shade your deck, window, or patio.

Shading your house or business with a canvas awning will also extend the life of your furnishings, protecting your carpets, furniture and drapes from the bleaching and weakening action of the sun.

Depending on the awning and its location, you can save a lot on cooling costs by installing a canvas awning. The interior temperature of your home or business could be reduced by eight to fifteen degrees, saving you a lot on air conditioning. Depending on which side of the building your awning is on, solar heat gain can be reduced by sixty five to seventy seven percent. With a retractable awning, you can adjust whether or not sun is reaching your windows, letting sunlight in the house on cool or dim days, and blocking it when the mercury rises.

Motorized awnings are available for those who don't like the idea of retracting theirs manually, and for people who want to know that the inside of their home will stay a certain temperature, there are automatic awnings with light and temperature sensors.

While there are many kinds of awnings, the most popular is still the natural fiber or synthetic canvas awning. This classic look is a great way to shade your home or office. You can even use it to advertise your business by having your logo and phone number printed directly on the canvas. Popular canvas awning styles include the traditional box-like awning, with open or closed sites, dome awnings, barrel shaped awnings, semi-circular entrance awnings and the gable walkway style.

Canvas on awnings lasts around seven to ten years before it needs to be replaced, and many synthetic fabrics are guaranteed against fading for several years. Replacing the fabric is less expensive than a new awning, so it can be very economical. The frame of your awning can last almost forever, even out in the weather. Frames are usually made of either steel or aluminum, depending on the cost of the awning and the weight it needs to support. Canvas awnings are a long-lasting, inexpensive way to give your home or business a brand new look.