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What are awnings used for?

An awning is a type of supplemental roof or cover that helps control intense sun exposure and heat that occurs both indoors and outdoors. Awnings can be stationary or retractable and made of materials like aluminum, cloth, vinyl, or wood.

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Also question is, what is the purpose of an awning?

Because awnings prevent the sun from shining through windows and sliding glass doors, they can keep temperatures inside cooler as well, which saves on air-conditioning costs. They can help prevent carpets and furniture from fading in sunlight.

how do awnings work? The motor powers an electric awning. The wire which connects the motor will pass through one end of the awning, ready to be connected to your power supply by a trained electrician. When operated the motor will wind the barrel, opening the fabric cover. The arms work because of a spring tension system or gas pistons.

In respect to this, what is the difference between a canopy and an awning?

The most important difference between awnings and canopies is the way that people use them. Usually, awnings are either mounted above an outside window or patio while canopies are freestanding. Canopies are often freestanding, used to provide shade over a seating area separated from the building or home.

What are awnings made of?

Synthetic awning fabric is generally made from vinyl, acrylic, polyester, or a combination of any of the three. The way that synthetic fabric is formed and how it is coated, backed, and dyed will all make a difference in how it performs.

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