SL Awnings are one of the leading awning installers in Johannesburg. We have a skilled team that is able to design awnings that are suitable for your unique style. We have years worth of experience in providing our valued clients with an impeccable service.
An awning or overhang is a secondary covering attached to the exterior wall of a building. The configuration of this structure is something of a truss, space frame or planar frame. Awnings are often constructed of aluminium under-structure with aluminum sheeting. These aluminium awnings can often be used when a fabric awning is not a practical application where snow load as well as wind loads may be a factor.
The location of an awning on a building can be above a window, a door, or above the area along a sidewalk. With the addition of columns an awning becomes a canopy, which is able to extend further from a building, as in the case of an entrance to a hotel. Restaurants often use awnings broad enough to cover substantial outdoor area for outdoor dining, parties, or reception. In commercial buildings, awnings are often painted with information as to the name, business, and address, thus acting as a sign or billboard as well as providing shade, breaking strong winds, and protecting from rain or snow. In some areas with wintry weather, most awnings do not have to be taken down at the end of the summer – they can remain retracted against the building all winter long, or be designed and built for those conditions.
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