Awning Design Canopies

The Main Differences Between Awnings and Canopies

Posted on March 7, 2017 at 6:44 pm

There are several differences that help distinguish awnings and canopies from one another. These differences are important to note, as awnings and canopies are often mistaken for the same thing, even by fabricators and designers. It’s these differences that are also the deciding factor in deciding if an awning or canopy is right for the job.

Awning and Canopy Features

Awnings are created in such a way so as they are supported entirely by the building they are attached to. Unlike canopies, they don’t require any additional support struts or poles. This makes them well suited for providing cover over windows since their design doesn’t get in the way of the view.

Canopies, on the other hand, tend to be larger than awnings and are often used to cover doors and entrance ways. Because of their larger design, they often need extra support poles, this also allows them to extend further than awnings providing cover for the walkway leading to the door of a building.

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