It’s that time of the year. Mardi Gras is approaching, Easter will be a few short weeks away and crawfish season is ramping up. As the temperature starts to warm up and we are invited to different events, or hosting gatherings at our home, the comfort of spring in south Louisiana means we find ourselves enjoying the outside. Spring also means that thunderstorms can become a regular part of our forecast. This is the time of year where an awning or canopy can come in handy, not only for your crawfish boils, but for protection as well.
First, let’s discuss the difference between an awning and a canopy.
Awning: An awning is made of a light weight framed structure with a cover attached. It is totally supported by the building.
Canopy: Very similar to an awning, a canopy is supported by the building that it is attached to and by at least one stanchion at the outer end.
Here are a few benefits that awnings and canopies can add to your Baton Rouge home:
Appearance: These features add shape, color and dimension to your home. The ability to customize the materials, textures and structures leaves a wide variety of architectural options.
Energy Savings: Most heat is transferred through the doors and windows of homes. Awnings can reduce heat gain by as much as 55-65%. With the right design and implementation, you can see substantial savings on your energy bill.
Protection: Not only can awnings and canopies protect your home from damaging wind and rain, furniture, floors and carpets can be protected from fading.
Cribbs Incorporated creates and installs customized awnings and canopies, traditionally made from copper or colorklad, over windows and doors. These elements add a great architectural addition to your home. For more information, click here.