Why Fixed Metal Awnings Are The Direction You Should Go

Awnings are a great addition to any home -- not only do they provide a helpful, shady space at the front (or back) of your home, but they also add to the aesthetic value of your home in a big way. Adding a feature that has both a functional and decorative element is always a good idea, and when it comes to awnings there is no better option than one of the fixed metal variety. If you are trying to decide what type of awning you should get, here are a few reasons you should consider a metal awning:

Easy To Keep Looking Great

Awnings come in all types of materials, from wood to plastic and even specially treated fabrics. While all awnings will last for a good long while, none of the other types of material can last as well as metal awnings can. Metal is simply a stronger material than the others, and aluminium (what many metal awnings are made from) has great corrosion-resistant properties. That doesn't mean metal awnings will never show any aging, but this aging is very easy to remedy with not much more than a fresh coat of paint. That is far simpler than replacing entire mouldy fabric sheets, rotting timber or broken plastic awnings. 

Lasts Better In Extreme Weather

All awnings are built to last outside, but not all can stand up to the very strongest weather conditions that Australia can throw at them. Hail storms, while infrequent, do have to be considered when planning any sort of structure. Many awnings will not be able to withstand a strong hailstorm, fierce thunderstorm or other extreme weather event. Fixed metal awnings excel in these conditions, and their deep anchor points and great build quality mean they will protect the area they are shading from any and all debris. 

Many Different Styles

Metal awnings can come in all different shapes, sizes, colours and patterns. Having a strong awning doesn't mean you have to sacrifice on beauty, and there are many styles of metal awnings that people have individual preferences for. From the sleek Bahamian style to the more elaborate Kingston varieties, there are lots of options which means that everyone will find something they like when searching for a metal awning. If you don't find something at the first store you visit, then do a little bit of online digging -- some options only appear online but are still available!