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Baton Rouge Awnings and Canopies: The Benefits

Posted by Robbie Chatelain on Wed, Feb 18, 2015 @ 09:32 AM

Baton Rouge Awnings and Canopies: The BenefitsIt’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.

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Baton Rouge Awnings and Canopies

Posted by Robbie Chatelain on Tue, Jul 15, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

Baton Rouge Awnings and CanopiesWhen the sun is high in the sky, the humidity is climbing and any sign of shade would be a welcome oasis, it’s typically nowhere to be found.  The same can be said when a summer hailstorm rolls through or a deluge of rain overflows the gutters and the only shelter around is your oak tree.  If only there was something that could add form and function to your home, keeping both, you and it safe and sound.  Fortunately, there are couple things that can do exactly that.  Awnings and canopies.

Awnings and canopies installed over windows and doors can create a beautiful architectural finish to the outside of your Baton Rouge home or business.  Not only does it enhance the appearance of the structure, it also provides protection.  The elements in south Louisiana can wreak havoc on the windows and doors of our homes.  These are also the most vulnerable areas of your home when it comes to driving wind and rain. 

When selecting the material for your awning there are few ideal options to choose from.  Aluminum, colorklad, copper and galvanized.  These  materials have an attractive appearance, withstand the elements and are easy to maintain. 

Once you have the material, color and design of your awning or canopy picked out you can begin to enjoy the energy saving benefits it provides.  With awnings over sun facing windows, inside heat gain can be reduced by 77% percent.  Glare from sunlight can be reduced by nearly 94%.  The reductions in the impact of the Louisiana summer sun can mean substantial savings. 

So for protection for you, for your home or business and for your wallet, adding beautiful, custom built awnings can be a great addition.  For over 50 years, the roofing and sheet metal needs of Baton Rouge have been handled by Cribbs Incorporated.  For more information or a free estimate, click here.

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