Let’s face it, buildings are plain. Whether they are made from concrete, brick, steel, or any other material, buildings are basically blank canvases that receive color, embellishments, and other features to set them apart from other buildings. One of the more common but perhaps underappreciated options is aluminum awnings, and our team at MASA Architectural Canopies has helped hundreds of building owners enhance their buildings with aluminum awnings. Talk with the professionals at MASA Architectural Canopies to learn about all of the options for your building and needs.
A Long History of Use
While it might seem like a new phenomenon, aluminum awnings have been in use for residential and commercial buildings for at least 70 years. They were used to shade windows from the intense sunlight, which helped to mitigate the heat generated indoors. When air conditioning wasn’t as prevalent, this was one way to keep interior spaces cooler.
Aluminum awnings provide the same protection from the sun today as they always have, yet we have much more modern designs and a wider array of colors and styles to choose from. Awnings also provided a way to protect windows and doors from rain and snow. This in turn helped to extend the longevity of windows and doors, which added up to a cost savings from having to replace them as quickly.
Other Benefits of Aluminum Awnings
Aluminum awnings can last for decades because they are so well built, where fabric ones just won’t last that long. Aluminum awnings are low maintenance options for your building. If you live in northern climates, you will likely need to take down your fabric awnings to ensure that they won’t be damaged in the harsh cold weather.
Aluminum is one of the most recycled materials in the country, and our aluminum awnings are no different. Not only does an aluminum awning help you to reduce your energy usage, but they are a sustainable product made from recycled materials, which itself uses less energy than producing new aluminum.
Let our team show you how modern aluminum awnings can look. Production options have come a long way and we can now produce awnings that are statement pieces that also provide the weather protections that are well-known from aluminum awnings. Contact MASA Architectural Canopies to learn more and schedule time to speak with our design team about your needs.