Awnings come in all shapes and sizes and you’ll often see them covering a patio or outdoor area.
But did you know that awnings are an excellent way to add privacy and shade to the exterior of your home? Awnings, in general, serve different purposes and are best suited for different areas in the home. Knowing which ones are best suited for which area will go a long way to ensuring that your awning lasts a long time.
Different Types of Awnings
Some awnings are permanent structures, some are movable, temporary structures, and some are somewhere in between.
Awnings that are attached to the side of a home or building that stay out permanently are called fixed awnings and come in a range of styles and materials.
Semi-permanent awnings also have different types and styles. You can have semi-permanent awnings that move in and out on their own with the push of a button. These are called folding arm awnings or retractable awnings.