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Questions About Awnings & Canopies

Have the summers been beating down on your house, so that the windows are practically torn back by the light and warmth and the patio or porch is almost lit with heat after a long day? Awnings or canopies can help. These canvas or mesh shelters, often found free-standing or on the side of homes, are perfect for outdoors. They provide shade on a hot day, covering your windows or doors, thus beating back the heat. Canopies are great for carports, as well as shelter for boats, RVs or other vehicles susceptible to the harsh rays of the sun. Many awnings are attached to the sides of homes. Custom designs are available where they can be made out of aluminum and can retract. Canopy tents are manufactured to cut down on heat and deck. Finding out more information on awnings and canopies can help you decide whether you need one for your house or business.

  • What types of awnings are there?
    There are many kinds of awnings including aluminum, retractable, drop arm, portable canopies and more. Retractable awnings work great for homes to keep sun out and keep it cold indoors.

  • Are modern canopies architectural, or built into the structure of the building it covers?
    While not always attached to structures themselves, canopies main use is to provide shade and shelter. Canopies can also stand alone, much like gazebos. Another form of cover, besides a gazebo can take the form of different types of canopies.

  • What other forms of awnings or canopies are there?
    There are many different free standing shelters, including pergolas, cabanas, domes and chuppahs. Pergolas are more like overhangs that provide shade for lengths of walkways. Domes are often planted to cover patios, like a simple canopy and are often consist of a metal frame and fabric.
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    Since awnings and canopies are such a major and popular business, many women and men work in this field. After all, it can be fun dealing with all sorts of canvas covers for pergolas, gazebos, boats and patios. It is clear that people all over the world appreciate a little shade when they are outdoors, having lunch on a café patio or sitting at home on a deck. Therefore, you will find business opportunities all over the country when dealing with canopy covers and awnings for store doors and windows. Materials used to make these covers and metal frames are canvas fabrics, aluminum, steel and sometimes even mesh material.

    Awnings and canopy covers are all about getting shade from the sun and sometimes shelter from the rain. As you can see, many canopy umbrellas are portable and retract if you want them to. These are often used on patio tables, RVs and even with tents for camping. While you may need to assist one consumer with finding the right awning for their home deck or porch, you may need to help another individual with finding the right canvas carport with a steel frame. Some people even have custom awnings made for restaurant doors. If you work as a manufacturer in this business, you may often have to deal with custom canopy orders to suit the specific design dimensions of garden pergolas, outdoor gazebos and restaurant patios.

    You will deal with a lot of different residential homeowners and commercial business owners in this line of work. It is your job to help them get the right canopies and awnings to provide them with the shade and shelter they need.

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