Awnings are great addition to your homes to provide added shade to your windows; thus, filtering the amount of heat and sunlight that enters your home. Because of this, you will be able to more easily manage and control your indoor temperature without the need to overuse and depend greatly on your heating and cooling systems.
Different raw materials are used to make this specific type of window enhancement. Most popular among Myrtle Beach residential homes today are canvas and synthetic fiber.
The first material to be considered for this window addition is cotton canvas fabric. The best thing about cotton canvas is that it is very environment friendly. On the other hand, it is not as durable as synthetic fabric as cotton canvas is highly vulnerable to the effects of prolonged exposure to sunlight and humidity. In fact, recent reports have revealed that cotton canvas can easily rot in a humid environment. Prolonged exposure to sunlight, however, causes cotton canvas to fade or lighten.
The great thing about this type of fabric is that it is very affordable as compared to other materials. Plus, you can apply waterproofing sealants to protect it from mold and fungal growth, which often happens when cotton canvas gets wet or damp. There is also a sealant that you can apply to make the fabric more durable and prevent the growth of other harmful microorganisms.
Synthetic fiber awnings
Another common raw material that is used for making this window attachment is synthetic fiber. Because of the many limitations and drawbacks of cotton canvas, manufacturers have created and started to synthetic fibers. Because it is synthetic, it is made to be highly durable and resistant to soiling and fading. Additionally, it prevents the growth of mold and other harmful microorganisms even when the fabric is damp or wet.
Synthetic fiber can be expensive depending on the manufacturer. On the other hand, there is an affordable option like vinyl, which has all the benefits and features of synthetic fiber but it looks more artificial than other variations. More expensive options show woven fibers to appear more natural. Other synthetic fibers that manufacturers use today include acrylic, painted polyester, vinyl laminated polyester and many others.
Synthetic fibers are particularly made to resist the growth of mildew and damage and fading caused by UV light. These are made to last for five to eight years, generating savings to homeowners as they do not need to replace their awnings every couple of years.
There are lots of factors to consider when choosing the type of material for your awnings. Thus, it is highly recommended that you seek professional recommendations from the experts. Call MBHS Windows, Doors & Enclosures today.
MBHS Windows, Doors & Enclosures
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577