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Everything You Need to Know About a Free Standing Awning August 1, 2017

An awning is great for use in large outdoor areas to provide weather and sun protection, in addition to giving you more livable space in your backyard. But its purpose does not limit itself to residential properties. In fact, you can use it as extensions to restaurants, facilities, and open markets as well.

Freestanding awnings that is capable of providing much more shade than normal awnings and also offers many features that can never be provided by the attachable awnings. The canopy of free-standing awnings is somewhat tilted from the front to the rear. This unique design allows the shade to be more than usual. The shade is even more during early mornings and late afternoons. If you want to enjoy the sky, at night or during mid-day, the umbrella can be retracted at a convenient place.

Because the covering for this type of awning is a bit tilted, you can get more shade- perfect for coffee shops and sidewalk restaurants. With this feature, you no longer have to worry about where the sun is at a given time- you get all the shade you need regardless of what time of day it is. And you can also easily retract it in as quickly as 30 seconds, and put it in a convenient area just like other types of awnings if you wish to. When the weather is cool, and there is no rain, you can simply retract it to allow customers to have a great view of the sky above.

Almost every free standing awning is very durable. They are equipped with unique fabrics and an aluminium frame. The fastening of the regular awnings is not required in case of free-standing awnings, and hence there is a lot of difference between the sizes of the two. The regular awnings, when fastened over a window or a door, have their shades hanging over to provide the requisite shade. Although there is nothing wrong with this design, there is still a better awning available. Freestanding awnings can be thought of as a hybrid product that is manufactured by many manufacturers that makes use of the designs of canopies and the awnings.

These awnings are sometimes known as unattached awnings because they do not require to be fixed to a certain place. Such awnings comprise of fabric that is stretched over an aluminium frame. This frame is attached to poles at both the ends. The fabric of free standing awnings covers as much space as that of the regular awning, but it can be moved around, wherever needed. The space covered is much more than a normal umbrella. In case of regular awnings, the arms need to be retracted from the shade. However, the free-standing awnings just need a tilt of the fabric to get the shade in a particular position.

The frames can be made of either metal or vinyl. The only negative point associated with unattached awnings is that they are heavy and it is not easy to install them. Also, they require a steady base that is capable enough of holding it in its place.

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