A Few Differences Between Awning Materials
Have you pondered the idea of getting an awning installed for your business? If so, then you have a few options for awning materials. Two of the options you have are aluminum awnings, and awnings made from other kinds of metals. Today, we want to compare the different metals awnings so you know which type of awning to get.
Materials That are Used
Metal awnings are constructed from many kinds of metals, such as aluminum, steel and copper. These materials each have their merits, with copper being highly efficient, and steel offering plenty of durability.
Aluminum awnings have their own advantages, however. They have great durability as well, while also having resistances to humidity and corrosion. This makes them suitable to handle whatever types of weather conditions you may experience.
Comparing Awning Weights
Depending on the type of metal that’s used for the installation, a steel awning could have quite a bit of weight to it. While a professional awning installation company will know the steps that are needed to ensure a safe installation, extra awning weight can make the installation process more difficult.
This is not an issue for aluminum awnings. Aluminum is a lightweight metal. This allows an aluminum awning to be installed on practically any kind of exterior material, and it can be done with ease.
How These Awnings Handle Rusting and Deterioration
Since your awning will be facing the outdoors regularly, resistance to rusting and deterioration is important. Steel awnings must be given a protective finish in order to prevent rusting. Copper awnings will develop a patina whenever they get exposed to the air, but this can cause the awning to look aged, which might not be the aesthetic you want.
Aluminum awnings are naturally resistant to rusting, and they won’t get weakened even if they experience a small amount of rusting. This makes them the perfect awnings to face whatever Mother Nature has in store for them.
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