Polycarbonate Awnings South Africa
What are awnings and what are they used for?
Awnings are a type of cover or canopy designed to provide more shade from the sun and rain. Awnings are most commonly seen over doors and windows, but can also be used as standalone structures in gardens or patios.
Awnings can be made from a variety of quality materials such as acrylic and aluminium. There’s also a variety of styles and colours to choose from.
The different types of awnings available on the market today
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Retractable awnings for example can be extended to a certain width and they are supported by a sturdy and durable aluminium frame. Brackets can also be used. This can be helpful when you want to protect your furniture from the rain or simply provide shade on hot days. Every awning has a different purpose.
- Window awnings
- Door awnings
- Fixed awnings
- Fold arm awnings
- Retractable awnings
- Motorized awnings
- Aluminium awnings
- Polycarbonate awnings
How to choose the right awning for your needs
There are a few things to consider before you install an awning for a house, business or residential area. First, you’ll want to decide what material you would like the awning to be made out of. There are many different options available, including fabric, metal, aluminum and even wood.
Once you’ve decided on the material, you’ll need to choose a style that compliments the given area and/or the furniture. Believe it or not, colour plays an important role. Generally lighter colours are used as they reflect and block the sun. Bright colours will make your building stand out in the street, offering a lot of curb appeal.
Choose the right size for your building. Keep the brackets of the awning in mind as that is part of the installation.
The benefits of using polycarbonate awnings in South Africa
Polycarbonate awnings are a popular choice due to their durability and resistance against the harsh South African climate. They are mostly used to protect doors and windows, plus they add a simple minimalistic sleek look to any business or building.
Providing up to 80% protection against UV rays. These awnings allow you to enjoy the natural light. They also offer excellent rain protection during those rainy days.
Polycarbonate awnings are impact resistant and have PVC brackets that are injection moulded.
Where are polycarbonate awnings used?
- Windows for rain and sun protection
- Doors for rain and sun protection
- Protection for generators and air conditioners
- To improve aesthetics of your building
- Vending machines and ATMs
- Walkways and patios
Care and maintenance of your new polycarbonate awnings
You can ensure extended lifetime of your awning if you take care of it. It’s a good idea to clean your awning and its brackets monthly.
It is best to use a standard gardening water hose to clean your awnings instead of a pressure washer. We also recommend taking extra care of your awning during winter times.
Always contact your awning supplier to ensure you take the best care of your installed awnings as every service provider has different instructions.
The cost of an average awning?
It all comes down to your selection of material, size, type and complexity of the installation.
Contact Awning Warehouse today to find out more about our services. We can ensure you nothing but high quality installations. At Awning Warehouse we accept every challenge.
FAQs about polycarbonate awnings and other information
Can my polycarbonate awning withstand heavy wind load?
Polycarbonate can withstand heavy wind, sun, rain and even hail. They come engineered with aluminium or PVC brackets so they are very durable.
Do these awnings have protection against rust and corrosion?
Yes they do.
Can I clean my polycarbonate awning with cleaning products?
It’s not recommended as polycarbonate is very sensitive to abrasive and alkaline cleaning products.
How do I order an awning?
Visit or contact us today to get your very own polycarbonate awning installation. We supply our customers with only the best quality products and complete after-sales service. Delivery is not available, only installation.
What happens if my installation fails?
We offer full support and you can log a service call with our team so we can assist you with your installations.