Another Arkansas summertime will soon be upon us, and an awning is a great way for your home or business to beat the heat. An awning dramatically reduces direct sunlight, creates comfortable and cool areas for your family or customers, and can significantly reduce energy costs. However, all awnings are not created equal, and there are a few factors to consider before your purchase:

Stop! All Awnings Are Not Created Equal

Awnings come in a variety of sizes and shapes, which can be custom-fit to your home or business. A covered walkway from your parking lot to your front door is a dramatic way to welcome customers inside on a rainy day. A traditional awning is an affordable and convenient way to brand your business. And a simple dome-style awning can really add a touch of class to a small boutique. Our experienced design consultants can work with you to pick the awning style that will best suit your needs.

The material used for the cover needs to be strong enough to hold up against the elements, and resistant to fading after extended outdoor usage. That is why we use Sunbrella Fabric, which is durable and color fast, and has a 98% stoppage rate for UV rays, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. Additionally, The American Society of Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers states that Sunbrella awnings can prevent heat from entering the home and reduce energy consumption by up to 60%.

A quality awning adds curb appeal to your home or business, and makes a powerful first impression on house guests or customers. An experienced contractor is the best way to make sure that your awning is installed correctly, without risking any expensive damage to your property. Maple Leaf Awning and Canvas has award-winning installers with 26 years of experience, and is the only Central Arkansas awning and shade solution product manufacturer with an active Arkansas Contractors License (# 0253990314).

If you have any additional questions, or would like to schedule a free estimate, contact us online or call us at (501) 834-8891.