Saturday, July 24, 2010

What Is An Acrylic Awning?

You may wonder, what is an acrylic awning? An acrylic awning is a patio cover or awning where the cover is made entirely of an acrylic material. The acrylic material often used, is a very durable plastic – in fact it is 250 times stronger than glass. An acrylic awning is also lighter than glass, and you don’t have to worry about it easily cracking or breaking.

Having an acrylic cover allows more light through than a patio cover with aluminum. You can also choose to have your patio cover part aluminum and part acrylic skylights. This is quite a popular combination as it provides some shade, and some light.

Awnings Unlimited specializes in aluminum awnings, aluminum patio covers, acrylic awnings, carports, roll up awnings. See our website for more photos and details: http://www.members.shaw.ca/awnings/

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Advantages of Aluminum Awnings

You’ve probably noticed there are several types of awnings available for your home. There are some great advantages to aluminum awnings. Aluminum awnings can be custom made and cut to your exact deck or patio size. You’re also not limited to an awning that is square or a rectangular shape, as it can be mitered to fit the contours of your home. You’ll find aluminum awnings can have a much greater projection than a fabric awning allowing for more deck or patio coverage.

Use Your Awning Year Round

Although an aluminum awning is a permanent structure, this is also one of its advantages. Your awning can be used all year long, whether it’s a windy day, or heavy rain or snow. Not only does it stay in place but also provides some protection for your deck or patio. An aluminum awning will help cut the heat and help keep the rain off of your patio furniture.

Something else to think about is that an aluminum awning will cost less than a fabric one.

Awnings Unlimited specializes in aluminum awnings, aluminum patio covers, acrylic awnings, carports, roll up awnings. See our website for more photos and details: http://www.members.shaw.ca/awnings/

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Why Buy A Patio Cover?

The patio looks lovely, but it’s too hot to sit there, even with my umbrella. Or perhaps it is pouring rain and I have friends coming over later for a BBQ. An aluminum awning, or aluminum patio cover may be just the answer you’re looking for.

Awnings or patio covers can be the perfect way to keep you cool in the summer, not only on your deck or patio, giving you some sun protection, but also cutting the heat from your home. A patio awning also gives you the extra outdoor living area when the weather isn’t ideal. Your planned BBQ can still go on!

Other uses people find for aluminum awnings are for an economical carport, hot tub cover, door or entranceway cover, and window cover (roll up awning).

Aluminum awnings or patio covers, can be customized for your own particular wants and needs. Aluminum awnings don’t have to be all aluminum; skylights can be added to allow some light. You may also be interested in a completely acrylic awning, which gives you a covered area, with all the light.

Whatever your needs, there is usually a deck awning to suit your own style, as well as your home’s.

Awnings Unlimited specializes in aluminum awnings, aluminum patio covers, acrylic awnings, carports, roll up awnings, and more. See our website for more photos and details: http://www.members.shaw.ca/awnings/