Heat doesn't only come in through your windows; it also gets in through doors. If you're trying to cool things down inside by putting awnings up on your windows, consider giving your doors some shade at the same time. If you just want a quick but effective solution, then think about installing fixed metal door awnings. Specifically designed for doors, these awnings have three main benefits.
The main advantage of a door awning is shade. These awnings are permanently fixed over your door. When the weather is hot, the sun hits the awning's metal before it can reach your door. This metal deflects some of this light and its heat. Therefore, your door stays cooler and transfers less heat into your home than it used to.
Fixed metal awnings are very durable. They are fixed in place and have no moving parts, giving them a longer potential lifespan. You don't put any usage stress on this kind of awning as you don't ever open and close it or move it into different positions.
Plus, the awning's metal is typically treated to make it more weather resistant. You can expect your awning to be waterproof and to stay in good shape and looking good no matter what the weather for years. This isn't always the case with some fabric awning materials which may ultimately look weather worn after a while.
Fixed metal door awnings are probably the easiest awnings to maintain. Once an awning is up, you don't have to do much, if anything, to it. It doesn't have parts that need servicing or maintenance. It doesn't need to be winterised and stored away at the end of the summer.
Generally, your main maintenance job with a metal awning is to clean it periodically. If you have regular rainfall, then this may not be a job you need to do that often. Rain washes a lot of surface grime off a metal awning's sloped surface.
If your awning does start to look dirty, then you simply hose it down. The treated metal is also less likely to react to stains that sometimes damage fabric awnings, like bird droppings. Door awnings come in various sizes and designs. Some sit over a single door; others cover larger areas. Some companies, like Luxaflex, have additional features like support posts that can turn a door awning into a small patio area. To find out more, contact your local Luxaflex awnings supplier.