Awnings conserve energy by shading windows and reducing interior temperatures.
According to a study by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), awnings on windows and patio doors can reduce interior temperatures between 8 degrees-15 degrees. The exact amount of heat reduction depends on several factors: the exposure on the window, the color of the fabric and the style and method of attaching the awnings. As an example, awnings can reduce solar heat gain by up to 65 percent on south-facing windows and 77 percent on west-facing windows.
All our awnings are custom made and manufactured here at our premises. So if there is something different you have in mind, we can make your awning to suit your specific needs or style. Awnings can enhance the architecture of any home or business, while providing protection from sun and rain.
Types of Awnings
Window & Door
Traditional Style Awnings
Traditional style awnings, as with most of our awnings are made to be up all year long. The general shape of these awnings are traditional, having sides that are right angle triangles. Traditional awnings are for both window and door but there are a few elements to look out for. If you have casement windows the traditional style may not be the best choice. With all awnings sold by Windsor Tent & Awning each one is custom manufactured to fit your home or business.
Bullnose or Waterfall Style Awnings
Bullnose awnings have the profile of a cylinder. This type is also for windows and doors. The material is fixed to the frame like the traditional and is left up all year. For many homes this is a great alternative to the traditional style.
Quarterball Style Awnings
Quarterball awnings are among the most popular when it comes to your window and door solutions. These are shaped just as the name implies quarter of a ball. Quarterball awnings can give you that little extra protection from the rain at your front door. It can be a great accent piece to your arch windows. If you are looking to add a little something new or just need protection from the elements give us a call. It can be a great accent piece to your arch windows.
Front Porch Canopies
Front porch canopies are made to cover your front porch or landing and will protect you from the sun and element such as rain and snow that can build up over winter. The frames are also made of galvanized steel so they will not rust and the fabric is Sunbrella so your porch can stay protected year round.
Backyard Canopies & Gazebo’s
Backyard canopies are for people who want shade all the time, the frame is custom made to fit your patio and attaches to your house. It is manufactured of 1×1 and 1×2 galvanized steel. The cloth is then custom-fit to the frame. Our canopies and gazebo’s are made to stay up year-round. All of our canopies and gazebo’s are sewn with GORTEX thread, that will not rot.
Free Standing Gazebo’s
Free standing canopies or gazebo’s are not attached to the house but instead are bolted or cemented to the ground. These are often used to provide shade around the pool or for a backyard oasis. This is one of Windsor Tent & Awnings fastest growing products.
Retractable awnings are very versatile and perfect for people who want shade only at certain times. They come with a crank that is very easy to use, or a motor can also be purchased. Retractable awnings come in widths of up to 30′ wide and come out to a maximum of 13′. They will withstand up to approximately 20-30 mph winds. Any wind stronger than that would require that it be rolled back unless safety poles are purchased. This is recommended for those who live in areas with excessive wind. Also available is an optional sun and wind control. When it is too windy, wind sensor will automatically roll the awning back in. When it is too hot, the sun control will roll the awning out for you. The cloth itself will last approximately 15-20 years and the unit should last forever. That means all you ever replace is the cloth.
We can produce any type of commercial, back-lit or awning signs. All awnings are custom made, so use your imagination, nothing is to small or too big. We can have your logo and or company name put on the awning, the fabric we use can be anything from Sunbrella to vinyl. You can also have lights installed inside the awning, so it can be seen at night.