An architectural projector that provides weather protection, identity or decoration and is supported by the building to which is attached and at the outer end by not less than one stanchion. A canopy is comprised of a light weight frame structure over which a cover is attached
As the awning or canopy surface increases,so must the size and strength of the framework system.But considerations must slaso be made for enviromenatal factors that will impact an awning.
In many cases, anwning subcontrators will use more than one attachment method,depending on the location of the various attachment points,cost,aesthetics and other factors
Whatever lighting is used, the designers and fabricators should follow UL requirments for minimum safe distance of lighting from fabric products.
They provide welcome protection against the sun, drizzle, light winds and harmful U.V. rays which can also fade and damage outdoor furniture and building facades. When passing showers threaten, or when the sun gets too hot, they can be unrolled to provide near-instant protection and shade
Test measurements have shown that it can be as much as 7 degrees cooler under an awning’s canopy than in direct sunlight and because awnings prevent the sun from shining through windows and sliding glass doors, they can keep temperatures inside cooler as well, which often saves on air-conditioning costs.
Restaurants and bars make great use of the outdoor or roof areas of their premises by creating extended and stylish seating sections covered and protected by awnings or canopies which can be branded with their own logos and images thus creating greater advertising exposure
Distinguishing between an “awning” and a “canopy” is easy—though agreeing upon the distinguishing characteristic(s) is not. There is no definitive rule. Clients, fabricators, designers and architects may see the same form but disagree on the name. One common approach defines an awning as the structure providing coverage for a window, whereas a canopy provides coverage for a door. Another approach defines awnings by their support points, all of which rely on a single building, while canopies require external support points, such as stanchions and poles.