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Types of Awnings

Types of Awnings

A portable awning is a temporary covering attached to the exterior wall of a building or held up by poles, an excellent option for ones who want to enjoy shade anytime, anywhere. Here are types of awnings and other portable canopies.
DecorDezine Staff
Last Updated: Sep 5, 2018
Awning Retracted over Doorway
A portable awning is used to provide shade temporarily. Its canopy is mostly made of acrylic, cotton, vinyl, or polyester fabric. It is stretched tightly over a light structure of aluminum, iron, or steel.
A portable awning can be moved and used as per need. It can be used for shade from the blistering summer heat or a heavy downpour of rain. Here are some of the many different kinds of awnings available.
Types of Portable Awnings
Freestanding
These frames are coated with aluminum powder, thus preventing rust from damaging the frames. The other supporting components are made with stainless steel. The structure can tilt from the front and the back as well. This quality is particularly useful to stay protected from the sunlight or rain, as its cover can be moved from front to back and vice versa.
Retractable
These are extremely popular, because they can be folded up when not in use. The mechanism is simple; they will unfold neatly when lowered. They can be retracted manually or electronically, depending on the type. They are available in a wide range of sizes that can be fitted in any type of house, and they easily blend with any d├ęcor.
Other Types of Portable Canopies
Camping Shade
Camping tent in forest
Using this is very simple, and it is meant for people who enjoy camping.
Boat Shade
Boat awning
With a boat shade, you don't have to worry about the harsh sun or the occasional light shower. It can be easily fixed on the boat seat, and it can even provide shade to the entire boat.
Arbor
It is made from many different light-weight materials. It can be moved anywhere in the garden to suit your needs.
Car Cover
A canvas is mounted on poles or aluminum to provide complete protection to the car from sunlight, rain, snow, and even frost.
Shade Sail
Awnings in sails shape covering relax area on beach
Shade sails help to provide shade to small areas. They are called a shade sail, because of the sail-like shape. They are usually made of knitted polyethylene fabric.
Party Tents
Party or wedding tent at night
Party tents are used for big outdoor events. They are fairly expensive, but are very useful for those who want to enjoy the outdoors all year round without worrying about the weather.
Sports Canopy
A sports shade is a great way to travel and enjoy outdoor sporting events. This shade can be easily attached to most vehicles by just attaching clip hooks to the car and pulling out the handle of the canopy.
Hunting Awning
Silver and blue tent on meadow
A hunting awning tent has a large mesh window and a full zippered nylon mesh front door with storm flaps and a polyethylene floor. It is mostly used by those who enjoy the wilderness.
Portable awnings are great for all those who want to protect themselves from the sun or rain, or just enjoy the outdoors. With a wide range available in the market, you can choose any one of them, as per your requirement.