After home, Office is the only place we spent hours at. Infact, nowadays it is vice-versa. We spent more time at the office then home. When your office is well designed and has facilities, you get that vibe and feel positive to go to work. Imagine your office is just a plain room and there is no furniture and no facility, would you still love to go that office? No, that wouldn’t be happening right. There are many furniture decorations that can make your office a comfortable space to work at. Everyone takes care of the inside office but what about the outside? You only think about outside when there is a sun exposure or heavy rains. Here comes awning that is all you need. Awning is one such piece of furniture which is a requirement of all offices. Lets us further talk about awning.
What is Awning?
Awnings are basically woven mats or “overhang” as they are called, which is used to cover exterior wall or office. It can be of any fabric. It is usually above a window or door or above the area along a sidewalk. Awning is usually used by restaurants to cover substantial outdoor area of the outdoor dining, party or reception. Commercial buildings use this as a billboard with the information of its business like name, address or logo painted on it. You can usually find awnings at market stalls; it is used to protect the stall from the weather changes for example rain. An awning can become a canopy as well just by adding columns to it.
Benefits of Awning
It acts as a preventive measure from various weather conditions like rain or heavy sun.
Awning also provides for a shelter place for children, pets & elder people suffering from direct sun. It is a shade attached to the exterior of the buildings.
It also can be used as a tool to cover the thermal solar panels in the summer.
As awning acts as a shelter, it can help you prevent your carpet from fading in the sun.
Keeps the temperature indoors cool.
Types of Awning
Awnings can be used everywhere from homes to offices to buildings or even a restaurant. There are different types of awnings that can be used for different purposes. Some are hand operated awnings and some are electrically operated. Lets us check further in detail different types of awning for office.
1. Retractable Awning
As the name says, these awnings are flexible in nature. These are very popular awnings among the people. These retractable awnings can be easily retracted or extended just with the help of a motor or via hand crank. You can fold them or even roll them when you are not using them. These awnings can be operated by hand manually or if it is motorized then it can be operated via remote control or button. The most comfortable awning can be a sensor-triggered one but they are high in cost as compared to others. There are many forms of retractable awning like-
Retractable patio cover systems
Retractable lateral arm awnings
Its frames require less maintenance.
Can be folded or retracted when not in use
Ideal for patios & decks
Can be used for all areas whether roof or wall-mounted
2. Fixed Awning
These awnings are permanent in nature. These are also called as “stationary” awnings. They are permanently attached to you doors, walls, and exteriors or even in the windows like a patio or deck or just a window in general. This awning provides for a constant shelter. It provides for a greater durability as it usually has support poles at the end of the extension. If you want a permanent shelter for your office windows these is what you need. These are strong & sturdy and provides for a shelter all day every day. Unlike retractable unit, these are not flexible in nature so hence if you don’t want to fiddle with your awning every now & then; these is all that you need.
It is durable & long-lasting
It gives full protection in all weathers
It is ideal for smaller areas like windows & doors
Less expensive as compared to others
3. Portable Awning
These awnings are the ones that can be moved from one place to another. If you want a temporary solution to protect yourself, these are the best awnings. These are portable designs which can be used for any social events like umbrella awning or freestanding awning. Canopies are also regarded as portable awnings. We usually see these awnings at restaurants at the poolside or at the wedding counter or as a canopy to protect the pool. They provide less shelter as compared to others as they as less compact. You can move around these awning wherever the need be. If you have limited funds you can opt for this kind of awning on a temporary basis.
Easy and handy to move them anywhere
Less expensive than others
Solution for a temporary use
Can be easily maintained.
So these are the awnings which will definitely help you protect your office as well as home furniture from fading away. Every awning you install will help you keep your office cool and cozy for every season. They are all for different needs and purposes varying from person to person but they are a must for everyone.