In many cases, aluminum or acrylic awnings require an I-Beam. An I-Beam is particularly needed if your awning will overhang your deck or patio, or you prefer not to have support posts. An I-Beam will also provide additional support for an awning with large projection.
I-Beam is a metal beam which has a profile shaped like an "I", providing structural re-enforcement.
To know for sure whether you will need I-Beam, it is best to ask your experienced awning expert for advice.
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