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Different Types Of Awnings And Their Purposes

Different Types Of Awnings And Their Purposes

Awnings are a structure of an architectural type, which, in addition to an aesthetic appearance, must correspond to its purpose.

What Are Awnings?

These designs come in different types, can be made of various materials and designed for different purposes. There are awnings for recreation areas, for swimming pools, country houses, cottages, and cottages, as well as restaurants and cafes. In addition, there is such a concept in construction terminology as large pools that can be used as coatings for parking lots, trade pavilions, and stands at stadiums and so on.

Such a unique structure is able to give personality to any private house or pool. In addition, structures can well act as protection for buildings from direct sunlight, dust, and precipitation. That is why they must meet certain operational characteristics, namely, have increased strength, sufficient durability and not be subjected to destructive processes. It is worth noting that beauty and aesthetics play a significant role in this matter, for instance, the awnings Sydney buildings have. At the present stage, it is possible to choose any shape and size for the design. Thus, it is possible to ensure that any awning will not only be convenient and beautiful. The forms and types of awnings should be considered in more detail.

Awning Shapes

Any awnings, regardless of their purpose, can take various forms:

  • domed
  • arched
  • rectangular
  • round
  • irregular shape
  • flat
  • concave
  • wave-like
  • stepped
  • semi-arched
  • square
  • stepped

In addition, awnings are single-pitched and double-pitched. Shed structures are good in that their installation is not particularly difficult. The advantage of double-shed awnings is increased strength.

Types Of Awnings.

There are many types of awnings for your garden, window, terrace, porch or balcony. Already living in a flat or a chalet you will have a great range to choose from. And when making a decision on the type of awning, two main factors must be taken into account: the morphology of the place where it will be installed and the preferences of the user (size, durability, safety, style...)

Next, we will explain the types of awnings that exist and what are their characteristics. Keep in mind that almost every type has the possibility of being removed manually, or in a motorized way. In the latter case, there would be the possibility that it would be by remote control to which a sensor could be added which would open or close the awning in case of wind or sun. 

Tent arm awning

One of the most classic types of awning. Also known as an articulated awning or simply extensible awning. In this case, the arms with which it is built allow it to fold over itself without constituting any obstacle. The profiles are made of lacquered aluminum, whose color can be chosen from a color chart, just like the canvas.

Monoblock awning

It is an awning practically the same as the previous one, only suitable for large dimensions up to six meters in line with a single set of arms. In the case of higher measures, more arms should be added. It has all the advantages of the extensible awning, but with the addition of the Monoblock system, which provides more robustness without affecting larger installation and fixing dimensions.

Awning chest

A hood awning is an extensible arm awning with the particularity that its system allows when closed, the fabric remains protected from the weather (sun, rain, dust, pollution...) thus providing maximum durability to the fabric and an aesthetic more discreet. This type of awning is perfect for wet and sunny climates.


Straight knit awning

Also known as balcony awning. This type of awning is the most recommended for windows and balconies, since it has two lateral arms that allow adjusting the inclination of the awning with respect to the balcony or window, being able to remain completely vertical, providing greater enclosure and would help protect it from rain and wind In case you don’t want to pick it up. There is a straight awning model that includes the chest system.

Veranda awning

It is a chest awning mounted on the metal profiles of the glazing and with motorized operation. It is a type of awning made to measure for the different terrace enclosures.

Vertical awning

The awning goes down two aluminum guides or stainless rod completely vertically. It is a type of awning perfect for side terraces or windbreaks.

Due to its operation, it is very discreet and has no invasion of space thanks to its verticality (as if it were blind).

Sliding awning

They are the types of awning that are installed in the pergolas. In our case, we install an aluminum structure (pergola) with canvas and with the possibility of installing curtains on the sides. The sliding awning is an adaptable part and can be installed after the installation of the structures, or be replaced or repaired when necessary.

Garden rain awning

In this case, it is a motorized flat awning very similar to that is used in the pergolas. Its fabric is waterproof, so it is especially suitable for rain protection. It is mounted on an aluminum structure with lateral guides.

Hood awning

Last but not least, we have the awning. A whole classic. It is versatile because it can be installed in small windows. Its strong point lies in the possibility of being easily labeled, as well as being colorful and very decorative. It is a highly recommended item to be used in shop windows and at the doors of commercial premises. They can be of a fixed type, which always maintains the same position, or they can be mobile and can be picked up.

Awning for a recreation area

The best protection for the recreation area from the scorching sun and rain is an awning, which can be attached to the wall of the main capital structure, and be an independent structure. The most suitable material for these purposes is an awning fabric, as well as a polycarbonate surface. As for the shapes, in this case, the roof can be very diverse: round, pyramidal, flat, square, and oval. The awning is fastened by means of support posts, the height of which is approximately 200 cm. For this, metal pipes with a square section or wooden stands are well suited. Installation of the top is done with the help of a beamed ceiling, on which polycarbonate is laid or fabric is stretched. The naturalness of lighting is ensured by sufficient transparency of the roof. The awning for the recreation area is usually a lightweight construction of a park character, however, despite this, the supports should be strong enough and of high quality. Then the strong wind becomes unafraid of the construction, and as for the aesthetic side of the issue, the design is quite elegant and not bulky.

The most suitable supporting elements can be stands made of coniferous wood, without fail impregnated with a special solution. This will prevent rot and fungus infection. An awning for the recreation area is installed on the foundation.

Car Awnings

The carport is able to provide safe parking for cars and protect them from UV rays and precipitation. The structure can also be used in winter, especially since it can divert snow masses. A sufficiently suitable option is a design of monolithic or cellular polycarbonate. It will look very aesthetically pleasing and neat while being lightweight. For the roof of the car awning, corrugated board and metal tiles can be used. The advantage of such roofs is durability and practicality. There are several other types of awnings you can choose from.


Before placing an order, you should consider all the details: maybe you should choose a tent covering, which is also quite practical and beautiful. The main thing is to recreate an original and presentable look that will attract more visitors and also serves the purpose.

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