An awning is a fixed or retractable weatherproof roof or cover that is attached to the exterior of a building, usually over a window, door or patio and functions as sun and rain protection. Awnings reduce glare and heating from the sun and are usually made from fabric and aluminium but can be produced from a variety of materials in a cornucopia of attractive designs that can appeal to your individual sense of style.
It has been estimated by the Australian Government that awnings can reduce solar heat gain in the summer by up to 65% on south-facing windows and 77% on west-facing windows, so they are a fantastic way to save energy from air conditioning use and can help in keeping your home cool.
Awnings are quick and easy to use and are great space savers as they will retract out of the way when not in use and take up no floor space because they are wall mounted. Retracting can be done manually or with a motorised unit.
Aluminium is one of the most versatile and durable materials for building and construction, and is incredibly durable against corrosion and weathering. It also requires little maintenance. Cullen’s Blinds Newcastle offer two types of aluminium’s awnings:
Fabric Awnings add style and character to a building as well as helping you save on summer cooling costs by reducing solar gain and the internal temperature of a building. They also help protect carpets and other interior furnishings from UV fading. Our range of fabric awnings are available in a wide range of styles, from multiple manufacturers, so there is sure to be the perfect option for you in stock.