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So anyone who’s looked into adding an awning to their home knows that there are many different types of awnings available. So many different types, in fact, it can even lead to decision paralysis where you end up not making a decision so you can avoid dealing with having to parse through too much information. Never fear, however, this situation does not have to be nearly as difficult and with a little bit of guidance you’ll be covering your patio or porch with the awning of your dreams in no time.
Awnings have come a long way since the canopies of old.
Today’s awnings are available in much more than just canvas or aluminum; they can be found in many different form factors and exotic materials.
For instance did you know that copper is actually one of the more popular awning choices these days? Even space-age mildew resistant decorative fabric have found a home as an awning building material.
So now that you’re once again thoroughly overwhelmed by all the choices available how do you make a decision? Well, it’s pretty simple actually. What you need to do is first assess your needs and your budget. Do you have a lot of money to spend or are you trying to do this on the cheap? If you have a lot of money you can look into getting a retractable awning that is motor driven rather than human powered. If you’re on a budget you can look into getting a do it yourself kit that will help save you some money. If you’re looking for an awning for your RV you’ll be limited by the weight and dimensions of the awnings available. Once you understand these constraints you’ll find that your search categories are automatically narrowed by quite a bit so finding out your awning that’s right for you suddenly becomes much simpler.
After you examine exactly what types of awnings work well for your situation it’s time to make a final decision. This is where you have to roll your sleeves up and just start looking at different options to see what you fancy. While an awning is first and foremost a functional item it is also decorative so make sure you spend plenty of time coming to a decision you can be happy about.Read More