Awnings have a long history in Egypt since ancient times and were mainly used to protect against heat, blazing sun, wind and rain. These awnings are usually mounted on the outside wall of the building and, as mentioned, are used for various purposes. There are many other techniques available today, but the use of awnings provides significant protection against extreme weather conditions. Another important benefit of these awnings is that they prevent heat from entering the house and reduce the burden on the air conditioning system.
Awnings are usually made from a variety of materials like acrylic, vinyl, fiberglass, natural materials like wood and canvas, metal, and many more. Compared to all of these awnings, metal awnings are the most recommended as they are known for their durable, easy-care silk finish that can be painted and adjusted based on the surface of the home. The disadvantage, however, is that metal rusts and is therefore occasionally repainted.
Metal awnings are available in a variety of colors that you can choose according to your preferences and that will suit your home. If you want the awnings to stand out, they can go outside to your home for a bright or high contrast color. If you are considering awnings for shade purposes only, it is recommended that you choose light colors or colors that are in harmony with the house color. This prevents the metal awning from becoming the center.
Not all awnings are created equal; Some metal awnings are used for either windows or doors, which again depends on the person. Below are a few different types of awnings. There are awnings or other sails, free-standing awnings that are retractable, drop arm awnings that are also retractable, then awnings with awning, patio cover, vertical drop awnings, which are all retractable awnings.