Awnings are a great way to provide shade and protection for your windows and doors. Fixed awnings are permanently installed and provide continuous shade and protection. Retractable awnings, on the other hand, are a more flexible option that can be extended and retracted as needed. Window awnings will keep your home cooler in the summer and block the sun while maintaining the view.
Fixed awnings are typically made of metal or fabric and installed directly above the window or doorway. They can be customized to match the style and colour of your home and come in various sizes. Fixed awnings provide constant shade and protection from rain, snow, and other elements, as well as increasing privacy.
Retractable awnings have become a popular choice in recent years because of their flexibility. These awnings are typically made of fabric and are also mounted to the wall above the window or doorway. They can be extended and retracted using a manual crank or motorized system, allowing you to adjust the shade and protection you need throughout the day.
Choosing Fixed vs Retractable Awnings
Our window and door awnings can be fixed or retractable. Here are some key points to consider:
- Permanent: Fixed awnings are installed permanently, providing a constant source of shade and weather protection for a doorway, such as a patio door, suite entry, store or business entry. Our awnings can be as wide as 30 feet with a maximum projection of 60 inches.
- Durable: As they are made from sturdy materials, fixed awnings are highly durable and can withstand harsh weather conditions.
- Adjustable: Some of our awnings are retractable into a roller cassette and can drop down to a full 160˚ to fully cover a window if desired and virtually disappear against the face of the building when not in use.
- Flexible: Retractable awnings can be opened or closed, so you have complete control over the amount of sunlight that enters a room.
- Aesthetically Pleasing: Retractable awnings are stylish and come in various colours and patterns that can enhance the aesthetic of your home.
Whether you prefer a traditional look or a modern aesthetic, our range of awning designs and fabric colours will suit your style and needs for years to come.
Our window and door awnings are Canadian-made, have superior frames, and have a five-year warranty. Call us to determine which type of awning is right for you.
Window awnings provide shade and protection from the sun’s heat, glare and harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. They can also help reduce energy costs by blocking heat from entering windows and doors and lowering cooling bills. Additionally, window awnings can add a decorative element to a home or building while enhancing curb appeal.
Yes, window awnings can save energy by reducing the heat gained through windows. They can provide shade and block the sun’s direct rays, preventing heat from entering the building and reducing the need for air conditioning. In addition, they can help reduce glare and protect furniture and other items from fading due to sun exposure.
Contact Us for a Quote
If you want to enhance your outdoor living space’s aesthetic appeal and functionality, Pacific Awnings in Victoria BC can help. With a wide range of awning options, we can help you find the perfect solution to meet your needs and budget. Our experienced professionals will work with you every step of the way, from design to installation, ensuring that your new awning is the perfect addition to your home or business. Contact us today for a quote, and let us help you create the perfect outdoor oasis!