All awnings have the potential to add beauty, style, elegance and value to your home. Awnings can provide much-needed shade on hot summer days and can greatly improve energy efficiency within your home. You can generally choose from either standard manual awnings or automatic / electric awnings; the choice depends on your preferences and resources.
Canvas awnings are somehow the most popular style of residential awnings. These awnings come in a virtual unlimited array of styles and colors that is sure to meet even the choosiest homeowner's needs. Some of the most popular styles include: traditional, with either open or closed sides; quarter barrel; waterfall; semi-circular entry; gable walker; and double bar standard, among many others. It is similar that the options are endless when it comes to choosing the right canvas awning for your home.
Most of today's canvas awning styles come with weather protection. Since your awning is likely to be exposed to elements, this weather protection is vitally important. Most canvas awnings come with a special acrylic protective coat to provide a shield against those elements.
Many awning installation companies will provide a standard five-year warranty on canvas awnings. The warranty will usually cover any damage due to weather-related issues that the coating should have protected against. Although the guarantee usually only covers the first five years, most canvas awnings will last up to ten years, sometimes even longer if the awning is well cared for and is not exposed to very harsh environmental elements present in most regions in the country. After about 10 years, however, the canvas fabric will likely need to be replaced. This should be taken into consideration when determining the overall, long-term cost of this product. Replacing the fabric on the canvas awning is much less expensive than the original installation of the metal components.