Benefits Of Awnings Explained

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An awning is a secondary covering, either freestanding or attached to the exterior wall of a home or building. They are usually made from aluminium or fabric that is slightly stretched over an aluminium frame. Awnings may be placed above a window, a door, patio, decks, or above an entertainment area or braai, restaurants often use awnings to enlarge their outdoor area. Some commercial buildings have their name, logo or both printed on their fabric awnings for brand recognition.

Tests have shown that it is approximately 20% cooler under an awning and because awnings prevent the sun from shining through windows and sliding glass doors, they can keep temperatures inside cooler and save on air-conditioning costs as well as protecting both indoor and outdoor furniture against fading.

Apart from all the other benefits, awnings enhance your home, adding a sense of style and many colour coordinating possibilities.

Dropdown awnings added onto an aluminium awning can easily turn the area to a virtually bug-free outdoor room, they cut down on wind coming under the sides, and added patio lights let people enjoy their entertainment area 24 hours a day.

The rise of skin cancers is related to recreational exposure to sunlight which causes four out of five cases of skin cancer, this can be prevented, and as UV damage is mostly avoidable seek shade when UV rays are the most intense, but keep in mind that trees or umbrellas do not offer complete sun protection, whereas awnings provide a sheltered place for children and pets to play safely, shielded from direct sunlight.

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