Fixed Awnings by Ozsun
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Fixed Awning Solutions
Canopy awnings consist of a fabric covered aluminium frame. They are custom-made in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Polycarbonate awnings are most suited to applications where rain protection is required without blocking out any natural light.
Fixed awnings are not retractable and have a fixed rigid frame. They are more robust than retractable awnings as they are designed to cope with the harshest conditions.
Ozsun offers two different types of fixed awnings. The traditional Canopy Awning and Carbolite Awnings. Canopy Awnings have fabric attached to an aluminium frame. Carbolite Awnings have twin walled polycarbonate sheets attached to an aluminium frame.
Benefits of Awnings:
- Awnings keep temperatures cooler inside and help reduce your electricity bills by up to 25% if you run air conditioning.
- An awning can provide shade without shutting out the view.
- Awnings protect floor coverings and furniture from fading in sunlight.
- Awnings are environmentally friendly way to cool your home.
- An awning can give excellent privacy when required.
- An awning can add value to your property.
- Awnings can turn terraces and balconies into airy attractive, extra rooms.
- Awnings provide a sheltered place for children and pets to play, sheilded from direct sun.
What are fixed awnings?
Fixed awnings are structures that are attached to the exterior of a building and serve as protection from the sun and rain. They are commonly seen over doors and windows but can also be used as standalone outdoor structures in gardens or patios. Fixed awnings in Sydney are made from various materials, including fabric, PVC and polycarbonate.
How big should an awning be?
There is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on the customer’s specific needs. Ensure that the awning’s width is the same as the patio or deck you intend to cover. However, fixed awnings are typically Anywhere from 3 to 6 metres wide with a 2.5 metres projection.
How high should I install my awning?
If the awning is installed over a doorway, it should be high enough so people can walk underneath it without having to duck down. A good rule of thumb is to install the awning at least 2 to 2.5 metres above the ground. For windows, awnings can be installed at any height. However, ensure that the fixed awning does not block the view out of the window.
Do awnings protect from rain?
Yes, fixed awnings in Sydney can protect you from the rain. However, it is important to note that to all fixed awnings are waterproof. Awnings can help keep people and belongings dry when walking in and out of the building, but some should not be relied upon to keep everything inside the building dry. Want to see how Ozsun used fixed awnings? Check our featured projects on our website and request a quick estimate.
How long should awnings last?
Awnings should last from 5 to 20 years. However, the life expectancy of a fixed awning can be affected by the amount of use that it gets and the level of care that it receives as well as environmental factors.
How often do awnings need to be replaced?
Depending on the materials’ quality and the amount of exposure to the elements, most awnings typically last from 5 to 20 years. However, inspecting your awning regularly for signs of wear and tear is always a good idea. Have it professionally cleaned and serviced as needed to extend its lifespan.