3 Reasons You should Consider an All-Weather Awning
January 1, 2019
For anyone who likes to entertain, all-weather awnings are a must-have. They allow you to host parties, events, or even the casual family BBQ rain or shine, and give you the aesthetic flexibility you need to alter the look of your backyard at the drop of a hat. Here are some of the benefits of all-weather awnings.
What Is a Retractable Awning?
Our all-weather retractable awnings are fabric roof structures that ride on a post and rail framework, and are tailor-made to meet your aesthetic needs. The posts and rails provide the extra support needed to allow the retractable system to be resilient in the face of heavy weather situations, including strong winds, heavy snow, and pouring rain. Our all-weather awnings are highly customizable, allowing you to match the awning fabric with your specific home or building architectural style and color. We offer a wide range of materials, from aluminum to finished wood (structural laminates). We also offer an entire suite of integrated products, including various retractable fabric structures, as well as stand-alone structures like furniture, lighting, flooring, side panels, and more.
Protect Against Snow
One of the main reasons all-weather awnings are attractive to customers is because of their sturdiness and durability. Whether you’re a home or business owner, It’s important that awnings hold up under the weight of heavy snowfall, and keep your porch and doorway sheltered from snow. All-weather awnings ensure that even during the heaviest snowstorms, you will never be snowed in, and save you the time and hassle of having to shovel snow off your stoop, porch, or carport. It also helps prevent against the dangers of ice, since awnings keep the ground dry.
While most customers don’t think of shade as a primary reason to purchase an all-weather awning, many find that it’s one of their favorite benefits. All-weather aluminum awnings not only keep the ice and snow off your doorstep, but also protect against the sun’s damaging and bothersome rays. In addition to skin damage and unwanted glare, the sun’s UV rays can cause fading of your home’s exterior, furniture, patio furniture, and flooring. Shielding your home from the sun can save you the unnecessary expense and headaches of repairing the damages.
Rain is another consideration to be taken into account. If not properly guarded against, rain can sneak into your home’s exterior and cause water damage and even mold. This makes an all-weather awning as useful and effective in the summer as in the winter.
When you invest in an aluminum all-weather awning, you’re giving yourself the ability to live your life independent of the weather. Home and business owners who want the flexibility to host events, family gatherings, parties, or just keep their guests safe and dry, would be well-served by an all-weather awning. One of the best things about retractable awnings is how easy it is to adjust for the weather on short notice, without compromising the aesthetic integrity of your home or office.
The Dorchester Awning Company has been an industry leader in providing custom commercial, retractable, and residential awning since 1901. If your home or business could benefit from an all-weather awning, reach out to us today for a free quote.