A look at today’s most popular styles
Purchasing an awning is a major investment especially when it comes to the aesthetic quality of your home. And for this important decision we recommend choosing a fixed awning to ensure your new purchase will be functional, visually pleasing, and ideally should provide years of value.
Yet for anyone unfamiliar with the intricacies and choices involved in selecting the best awnings, such a choice may seem daunting. If you’ve decided to add a fixed awning to your family’s home, read on for an overview of what is available to you.
If you are looking for a fixed awning but not quite sure which size or style to choose – please contact us and one of our helpful associates will be happy to help you understand your options!
A Few of the Most Popular Fixed Awnings We Carry
Crescent City Copper carries the following styles of fixed awnings that come standard with your choice of iron bracket:
Which type of fixed awning is right for me?
There are no hard and fast rules for choosing a fixed awning, and there are seemingly as many awning styles as there are homes to feature them. There are, however, a few general ways of categorizing awnings, and careful consideration is necessary to pick the best choice for your home.
- Flush mounted – mounted directly to the wall without additional support or brackets.
- Bracket mounted – mounted with a portion of the awning on a wall and supported by brackets. Iron is a popular architectural choice especially for copper awnings.
- Hanging awnings – these awnings usually extend from the side of a home or building and would commonly be found on patios and porches.
Custom fixed awnings
Because homes come in so many shapes and sizes. For this reason it may make sense to have a custom fixed awning design and built. You can do this with the help of an architect or builder – or you may be able to work directly with a sheet metal manufacturer to custom build an awning to your exact specifications.
Awning material is an important consideration, and there are many types and designs from which to choose. Visually, your awning should complement the aesthetic of your home. It should ideally last for years, so its appearance is something with which you should remain pleased.
While fabric is a popular choice for retractable awnings, they are not ideally suited as permanent awnings. The fabric may fade, tear or deteriorate over time and will eventually need to be replaced.
Instead, metal tends to make the best type of fixed awning. They provide a great deal more support than do fabric awnings and are excellent choices in more extreme climates where wind, snow, rain and humidity might take a toll on lesser materials.
Metals commonly used in awning construction include aluminum or copper. Not only is metal great for achieving a sleek, ultra-modern look, but some metals such as copper can be used to achieve an antique, sophisticated appearance that is sure to make your home’s exterior a memorable and conversation-worthy feature.
Shop Fixed Awnings at Crescent City Copper
Crescent City Copper is a custom sheet metal fabricator and offers fixed copper awnings suitable in a variety of shapes, styles and sizes. We also gladly accept custom work and help create the awning that perfectly suits your needs. Please contact us for more information.
Article by: Andre’ Savoie