Awnings for Decks VS Pergolas
Awnings for decks come in an array of materials. An essential decision that will have long-term effects on the functionality of your outdoor space, care must be taken to assure the awning’s usefulness, from a shady, dry place to sit and relax, to keeping rain and snow out of your home and off of your outdoor living accoutrements.
The Benefits & Drawbacks of Common Awning Materials
Awnings are constantly exposed to harsh outdoor elements. Selecting the best awning material will ensure your shelter will stand the test of time…
Available in either retractable or stationary models, canvas awnings are just like every other fabric in and outside your home, requiring regular cleaning. Outdoor metal components must also be regularly cleared of mold and debris, or may otherwise fall victim to corrosion. The entire awning structure should always be clear or leaves and damaging branches. With exposure to Denver’s brutal sunshine, expect dramatic fading within a couple of years, and frequent fabric replacement if you want to keep your home looking its best.
Once-upon-a-time appreciated for its natural ambiance, wood is falling by the wayside, replaced by awning innovations that offer easier care, more flexibility (ie: not stuck open or shut), and far better longevity. Vulnerable to outside elements, wood requires annual painting/staining and pest treatment, and over time and with exposure to elements can warp, crack, and rot, eventually pulling away from the home to allow water to seep through.
Aluminum deck and patio covers like the Arcadia louvered roof system can be installed anywhere, attached to your home like an awning, or detached like a pergola, and require very little care and maintenance – just the occasional wash with water and a sponge. The toughest awning available, aluminum is not susceptible to the elements, mold, rot, rust, or pests, and can handle any weather Denver throws its way. Lightweight but strong, it can stand up to sun, rain, heavy snow loads, and hurricane-force winds, lasting far beyond the lifespan of its wood and fabric awning counterparts. Better still, it is adjustable, from full sunlight to shade to everything in-between, allowing you to take full advantage of the mountain weather regardless of the season.
Expand Your Outdoor Comfort Zone
Discover the difference premium awnings for decks can make to the looks and functionality of your outdoor living space. Contact Denver Pergola Systems to learn more today.