Convenient Shade For Patios, Decks & Outdoor Sitting Areas.
Awnings Add Shade & Style To Your Home
Over patios, decks, windows & doors, retractable awnings add shade & comfort, but also lend a charming old-world feel to your home.
Add Outdoor Living Space Without Expensive Remodeling
Awnings offer excellent protection from the sun and extend your living space – without the cost of a permanent addition.
Reduce Energy Costs & Protect Your Home
By lowering interior temperatures up to 15 degrees or more, awnings help reduce cooling costs & protect from monsoon rains.
Retractable Awnings Provide A Choice – Sun Or Shade
Most patio & deck awnings are retractable. On sunny days, protect your family from harmful UV rays while also preventing fading of upholstery & floors inside your home. On cloudy days, retract the awning to let in a little more light – it’s up to you!
See What An Awning Will Look Like On Your Home, Before You Buy
Want to see what your retractable awning will look like before you pay for anything? See it first, complete with shade projections, with our free retractable awning rendering service.
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A History Of Awnings & Sun Shades
An awning is an often overlooked convenience that is taken for granted. Though awnings provide comfort and protect property in ways that aren’t hard to imagine missing, awnings tend to get the short end of the stick in terms of credit. Even during the most sweltering of summer days, while a homeowner lounges on their patio they are probably not thinking about the history and evolution of the awning. Well, we got you covered (intended); the history of the awning is something that we DO think about. The following is a brief outline of how awnings and sun shades came to be and how they developed.
The first awnings can be traced all the way back to ancient times. To protect from the brutal sun, awnings and sun shades were developed for everything from small carts to massive stadiums. In fact, the Coliseum itself had an awning system that covered seating areas. The massive awning system, called the valerium (curtain), was made of canvas woven by boat sail makers; as a matter of fact, most early awning systems were side projects engineered by sail makers.
As society became more advanced, awnings became sturdier and more extravagant. There was a considerable boom of awnings during the industrialization/post Civil War period as the new production techniques allowed for sturdier and resistant metals. Thus awnings could be built of stronger materials, such as frames made of piping and covers of heavier canvases.
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* 10 year warranty applies to select Mermet® fabrics only. Call us for warranty information on all other fabrics.
** Limited Lifetime Warranty available on select models. Call us for details.