Awning types - discover diversity

The awning is the ideal sun protection for windows, balconies and terraces, it can be conveniently retracted and extended as needed. Not only does she keep the outside seat shady on sunny days, but she also shadows some of the glass fronts of the house.

When the sun is no longer shining, enough light will enter the rooms adjacent to the terrace when the awning is retracted. Take a look at the variety of awning types with us.

Articulated arm awnings: functional and cost-effective

Open articulated awnings are among the most popular awning types in the private sector. The fabric is here stretched between a roller and a metal rod, which are connected by articulated arms: a simple but very functional design at a generally inexpensive price.

If the joint has an additional incline, so that the awning roof first runs horizontally and then kinks downwards, the shadow area increases.

The cassette awning usually belongs to the articulated arm awnings, but it disappears when retracting in a protective, stable cassette. So the awning remains clean and undamaged when retracted.

The freestanding awning: flexible surface shading

OMBRALSUN awning Ombralsun - image: keitaly.it

OMBRALSUN awning Ombralsun - image: keitaly.it

Model Ombralsun - Picture: keitaly.it

This practical awning model is not available from any supplier and therefore rather little known: Freestanding awnings represent a perfect alternative to the sunshade, they shade very flexible large areas.

The awning is simply set up and anchored on the terrace, in the beer garden or in the outdoor area of ​​the ice cream parlor. On their far outstanding arms rest the typical awning fabric panels, which can be retracted usually in a stable cassette.

In the product range of the company KE - Protezioni Solari this awning type is contained, also many further varieties are waiting to be discovered. There are also high-quality pergolas and canopies. Aesthetic designs and longevity are part of the company concept.

Drop arm and vertical awnings for window shading

Model Noa - Picture: keitaly.it

Model Noa - Picture: keitaly.it

Model Noa - Picture: keitaly.it

Drop arm awnings are mainly used as external glare protection for windows, glass fronts and covered terraces. As a rule, they let some light through so as not to obscure the space behind.

The fabric is mounted on a canvas shaft and an end profile, which in turn are stored on springs provided with compression springs. The swivel range is usually between 90 and 140 degrees.

If the fall angle is 180 degrees, we speak of a vertical awning. It acts like an exterior roller blind, which, however, can be supplemented with a drop arm function. This makes it possible to handle the shading particularly flexibly.

Basket awning or Corbeille: fresh Mediterranean charm

Model Catty - Picture: keitaly.it

Model Catty - Picture: keitaly.it

Model Catty - Picture: keitaly.it

Basket awnings often decorate the displays of shops and the entrances of ice cream parlors. But they also offer a very special look in private homes: their curved, basket-like form, for example, goes well with Mediterranean-style façades.

A simple triangular shape with clear lines is also available on the market, it is suitable for buildings in a modern look, particularly good for roofing on shop windows, to ensure optimum glare and rain protection.

The Corbeille usually has a folding or retracting function and is often operated electrically. Even rigid structures are on offer, so small-format basket awnings often serve as a fixed decorative element for the facade.

Horizontal awnings for conservatories and arbors

Model Albatros - Picture: keitaly.it

Model Albatros - Picture: keitaly.it

Model Albatros - Picture: keitaly.it

The horizontal awning is particularly often used in winter gardens but also in roof terraces and arbors. As the name implies, this type of awning is mounted horizontally and thus serves as a flexible, roof-like sunscreen, which can be retracted if desired.

Some models are also fixed on girders, providing a summery canopy that is easy to remove and store during the cold season. If necessary, you can install additional vertical awnings on the sides for improved sun and privacy.

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