We Have Multiple Types of Awnings That Can Be Right for You
July 21, 2022
There’s a reason more than one type of shade covering or awning is available for homeowners and business owners to choose from. With various awning styles and materials available on the market to look at now, it can be easier than ever to find something that meets short- and long-term needs.
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For instance, the types of awnings that Dorchester Awning offers can be custom designed for a specific project, while other simplistic options are also available that may more than meet the need. That’s why one of the first steps when making an awning purchase is for Dorchester Awning to sit down with the customer directly to: discuss your requirements, understand your home or business “personality,” and determine your price range.
Once we have these key pieces of information, we’re ready to present some of the different types of awnings available so that you can be confident in the choice you make.
A Variety of Awning, Canopy, and Shade Options to Consider
Not all awnings feature the same fabric or design, and while they may offer some similar benefits (such as reducing solar heat gain by almost 80%), there are some key differences that buyers will want to be aware of before making a commitment. Some of the main options provided by Dorchester Awning include, but aren’t limited to:
- Retractable Awnings
- Retractable All Weather Structures
- Custom Awning Projects
- Pergola Covers and Shades
Along with these products, Dorchester Awning also offers shade coverings that are specific to homes and commercial buildings. Additionally, storage and repair services are also available so that no matter what awning styles are chosen, our awning company has the ability to keep them in tip-top shape, protected, and in prime condition for years to come.
When looking at these types and options of awnings styles, knowing what you’re trying to achieve either aesthetically, functionally, or both is important as this can strongly influence – and even determine – what the final choice should be.
For example, retractable awnings come in two main variations: a lateral arm and a pivotal arm. Each of these can be a great choice, but a lateral arm tends to cover more space, while a pivotal arm is usually better suited for second-story windows.
Different Awning Styles Offer Different Benefits
As already touched on, our awnings offer different perks. Lateral arm retractable awnings can be better suited if you’re looking to cover more space, while a pivotal arm is a more ideal choice if you want to install coverings on the second floor. Sometimes a customized approach is needed in order to achieve what a client is looking for, though.
A view of projects Dorchester Awning has worked on in the past has included scenarios like providing:
- Large stand-alone steel and fabric reception halls
- Customized ambulance and mobile medical-unit hospital interfaces
- Extended restaurant dining areas
- Retractable roof structures
- Specialty structures such as covered ramps and canopies
During the first meeting that Dorchester Awning sets up with a client, they’ll ask specific questions to determine your exact needs. In some cases, a more simple design (like curtains, pergola covers, and shades) is needed.
If that’s the case, multitudes of fabrics are also available to choose from so that the necessary shade is provided, while at the same time, the look and design can serve to enhance the curb appeal of the building (whether it’s a residence or commercial establishment).
Get the Awning or Shade Covering Your Home or Business Needs Today!
Don’t wait to give your home or commercial building the look and shade relief you’ve been wanting. There’s no better time to move forward with this type of project since Dorchester Awning is local and here to help whenever you’re ready.
There’s no reason to wait for your awning to be installed, especially with so many products and services available to choose from. Contact Dorchester Awning today to get the process started with us!