Information About Awnings for Architects
Architects are experts at adding value, whether it’s a renovation or completely new construction. Any building will benefit from an architect’s knowledge of design, space, and light. As a UAE awning specialist, we consistently see awnings and blinds as an easy way to add value to a building. When selecting the right sun awning or blind, an architect must consider a number of factors.
Awnings have numerous advantages, but perhaps the most important is that they are not only functional but also improve the appearance of your home or business. An awning can add shape and color to the façade of any building, and having an awning in a restaurant, bar, or café can actually increase revenue.
“In the summer, people like to sit outside, but they also want to be protected from the sun while sipping their latte. Customers are more likely to choose an establishment that provides a sheltered area.
So Which Awning?
With so many different types of awnings and blinds available, determining which type will best suit your needs can be difficult. External blinds, external sunroofs, retractable roofs, retractable awnings, folding arm awnings are just a few examples. You should also think about the fabric color and whether you want your awning to be motorized.
A good architect will be able to show you which windows will benefit the most from sun protection, taking into account the direction the windows face as well as the change in sun angle for different seasons.
“There are so many styles and fabrics to choose from that it is easy to become overwhelmed. Your architect should consult with a Royal Blinds representative.
When choosing the color of your awning, take into consideration the purpose and setting of the building. For example, you may want an awning to blend with its surroundings, alternatively, for a café, the awning could help set the mood you wish to evoke, or double as an eye-catching advertisement. Architects will know to choose fabrics that complement the architectural style. Traditional or heritage architecture would be better suited with awnings in traditional colors while a French restaurant might consider stripes. For contemporary architecture, our European fabric suppliers offer a range of designer colors that are updated every year taking into account the latest trends.
When selecting the best awning for your needs, an architect must consider the practical purpose of the awning. A Folding Arm Awning is a low-cost and practical way to create a patio and outdoor room, while external vertical screens are a practical way to shade a western-facing window.
When selecting the right awning for you, an architect should consider the following eight factors:
1. They need to understand the scope and limitation of the awning
2. Need to have decided whether it is for sun only or whether it will be used in the rain.
3. Size limitations
4. Wind capabilities
5. Mounting heights
6. Motorization capabilities
7. Fabric specification
8. Strength of the support structure.
Whether you are an architect or working with an architect, feel free to call Royal Blinds to discuss your individual architectural needs and requirements for your project. We have been fitting across GCC and MENA regions awnings in homes and businesses for 32 years.