Aluminum awnings are a very popular choice of material for awnings for the home. And it is easy to see why. .
Aluminum awnings have long been popular all across the world, as much for their reasonable cost as their unusual longevity. One can safely assume that aluminum awnings can last for around four decades, and that is long enough by most standards. In addition, aluminum awnings are easy to maintain, are very lightweight and therefore easy to install, and afford shade and year long protection to both the interior of your homes as well as the window fittings themselves.
All round winners, all said and done.
Most modern firms offer aluminum awnings in various styles, including single pillar fitments and going up until retractable, automated awnings. Blue Star Group, for example, offers a single pillar umbrella style awning made of aluminum that is good enough for a reasonable sized door fixture.
At the other end of the range, Sunsetter Awnings have a wide range of aluminum awnings that are fully motorized, and operated by remote control. These, because they are made mostly of aluminum, are relatively cheap, long lasting and easy to maintain. The span measures as much as 18 feet, while models as small as 11 feet in length are also available. Do consider the Pro Motorized Awning by Sunsetter if you are in the market for an aluminum awning that is of good quality and has proven to be long lasting.
Another firm with a reasonable wide range of products is Ballew’s, who make a reasonably wide range of step-down aluminum awnings to choose from. Offering fourteen different colour schemes and a colour coordinated range of aluminum products to choose from, Ballew’s aluminum awnings can be customized to suit your range of needs and specifications.
Aluminum awnings make a lot of sense in regions where a fabric awning does not provide the requisite strength required to keep out the elements, such as in the case of heavy snow. While these are naturally more expensive when compared to regular awnings, aluminum awnings also have the benefit of unparalleled sturdiness, and unusuall longevity.
When choosing your aluminum awning, take care to ensure that the sheeting is done with good quality metal. A poorly constructed aluminum awning can lead to leaks and structural instability. This can not only cause major inconveniences, but can also be a major safety hazard.
If chosen well though, these aluminum awnings can be a very welcome addition to the structure of your house, and a very safe source of protection from the elements.