Standing Seam Metal Awnings
These metal awnings are low maintenance, easy to keep clean, and have a clean, modern design. They are incredibly durable, and they feature a standard metal frame which can be customized with a special shape or trim of your choice.
Below are some of the advantages of this style:
- Pre-manufactured or custom-designed
- Structurally sound and durable frame
- Blocks the sun from customers
- Reduces cooling costs and energy use
- Beautiful and modern architectural design
Caring for Your Awning
One of the many reasons why commercial location owners choose metal materials over canvas or fabric is because it doesn’t require much maintenance to keep it looking beautiful and professional. The material also has a much longer life-span since it is weather-resistant and built to be tough. As a commercial property owner, it’s important that you know how to properly take care and maintain your new overhang.
Make Sure They’re Secure
Heavy rains, ice deposits, snow, and strong wind gusts can produce normal wear and tear on your metal awning. You should check your metal awning at least two times a year to make sure that they are still securely fastened to your building’s walls. It’s also a good idea to check the mortar around the area where your metal awning is fastened to see if there’s any looseness. It’s dangerous to have a loose metal awning because it can fall and break or injure someone or their property.
Watch Out For Bends
When taking care of your metal awning, you should often check for dents or bends, usually after strong winds or storms. Bending and dents in your metal awning can take away from its beauty and create an unsightly effect. Also, areas that are dent can start to rust due to issues with the paint area’s sealant caused from the bending of the metal material.
Even though metal awnings don’t require much maintenance, you still need to clean them off every once in awhile. Never use pressure washing on your metal awning because it will dent it. Instead, use regular water and soap to cleanse the surface of your awning and free it from any built-up dirt, dust, or outdoor debris.