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Many Awning Types and Uses

Awnings or overhangs are a covering that is attached to the exterior of a home or building. It protects from direct sunlight, weather and can offer both aesthetic improvement as well as information to passers by. The most common types include:

The materials used for construction of the frames are:


Awnings first were used during ancient Egyptian times and were described as "woven mats." One of the most significant overhangs from the ancient world was what was known as a velarium. It was a series of retractable shades which were used over the seating areas in the Roman Colosseum. In the early 19th century, they were made from timber or cast iron posts and set along sidewalks to protect people walking by from sunlight or from the weather. They eventually started to be used as decorative features on homes and businesses alike as the years passed by. And today, they are used on all types of locations for advertising a company's logo and phone number, to protecting people on their patio from the sunlight in the afternoon.

Are your Awnings Looking Old or Dirty?

If so, we can provide you with professional cleaning services. Our team of trained specialists know which cleaner, sealer, and protectant to use based on whether you have a fabric, metal, or canvas overhang. Dirt and grime will build up as time passes on this surface, and it can detract from your property's curb appeal. Our services will help to protect your overhang's materials and keep them looking great for many years to come.

We can provide you with cleaning services one time or on a schedule as follows:

  • One time
  • Annual
  • Semi-annual
  • Quarterly
Average rating for Awnings Above is 5 stars of 5 stars - based on 12 reviews
Fabric Awning in Duluth, GA

Finally! A new awning for my coffee shop. I'm so glad we were able to get a fabric awning with our logo and phone number on it. 

Greg W. - Duluth, GA 30097