What is the Stereotype for An Outdoor Awning? Let it go!
Like us, do you have prejudged views of outdoor awnings? If someone suggested installing an awning on a custom home one might instantly think of Sun City, Arizona, well known as a city of retirees. Does one think of those unsightly retractable awnings that might look better on a camper? Or does one think of a striped metal awning from the 1960’s? Perhaps awnings should be given a second look. This is 2009, after all. At Woodridge Custom Builders LLC, it has been our experience that there is most definitely a place for awnings on a custom home.
The ‘Old-World’ look of a spear tent awning adds timeless beauty to a custom home. Traditional awnings can be installed on square windows as well as arched windows. Awnings can not only enhance a home’s appearance but block direct sunlight from passing into the house and fading carpets, draperies and furnishings. By minimizing direct sunlight that passes into a house the mechanical ventilation required to cool those rooms is reduced. Those features sound pretty good to us, less fading of furnishings and the less the air conditioner must run to cool those rooms. Perhaps awnings should be given a second look after all. Our custom home buyers visit Phoenix Tent and Awning when it comes to selecting the perfect awning for their home. Phoenix Tent and Awning have demonstrated absolute expertise assisting our customers with awning selection and installation.
The photo below shows a traditional awning. This large game room gets late afternoon sun and the awning prevents sunlight from entering the room and fading the fabric of the pool table that sits adjacent to this window. The awning was not designed as colorful accent, yet a subtle, functional accent. The following photo shows the same awning from another angle and how the awning works well with the home’s wood, stone, exterior shutters and wrought iron.