If you have ever seen a home or business with impeccable architecture and awnings lowered in the summer, you know how visually stunning they are. Custom awnings help keep your Los Angeles home or business cool and comfortable – and they do so with style. Not many window treatment specialists have the taste necessary to select an awning that correctly fits the exterior design of a building. Even fewer have the vision required to customize awnings to complement the architecture.
Aero Shade’s window treatment specialists has been fitting countless Los Angeles buildings with custom-made awnings for decades. We can make any awning you need, from any material, with any design features you want. Perhaps you are looking to redecorate your current home or business. You have a sense of style, and want an impressive exterior for your building to complement the interior. You’ll need a custom-made awning, not a mass-produced awning sold by a local franchise. You should call the professionals at Aero Shade: we’ll give you a free consultation and show you some amazing options that will blow you away.
What are Awnings?
Awnings are shelters, placed over windows, doors, patios or porches, and consist of a metal frame or cable that supports a tent-like covering made of canvas or other durable material. They protect the covered area from sunlight or rain. The shape of the awning depends on its function: a fixed awning over a door may resemble a small half-dome, while window awnings tend to be rectangular in shape.
Porch or deck awnings may also be geometric, but the shape will vary. It depends on the awning size, and the type of support system required. With custom-made awnings from Aero Shade, you can select whatever style or shape you want.
A porch awning gives guests or customers shade in warm weather, and can be retracted on cooler, sunny days. Awnings set the tone for a party or business meeting. A well-designed awning for a store or restaurant attracts window shoppers, who will read the menu, or look at the display while protected from the elements.
Imagine that you want to create a beautiful space for your residence or workplace. Awnings allow you to use shade or sun as part of your decorating scheme. They permit you to control the indoor or outdoor setting just by advancing or retracting the awning. Custom designed awnings give you even more options and control.
Awnings Throughout History
Awnings are as old as civilization. In Ancient Egypt, awnings were made from woven reeds and placed on frames. The Romans borrowed this concept, and developed retractable awnings. These awnings were made of canvas, and placed on a frame that used pulleys to open and close them. Over centuries, people used awnings as shelters. Kings and Queens relaxed under silk awnings, while peasants used whatever was at hand.
Thanks to the industrial revolution and the rise of the middle class, awnings became far more popular. By 1912, awnings became a fashion trend. Stylish ladies wore ‘awning-striped dresses’ in the warmer weather. In the 21st Century, awnings are made in any pattern or material. Canvas is still popular, but designers also turn to a wide array of durable and waterproof materials.
Aero Shade Custom Awnings
Aero Shade sells four types of awnings: Stationary, Retractable with Motorization, Manual Retractable, and Slide Wire Cable Awnings. If you are considering purchasing a set of awnings, Aero Shade encourages you to become familiar with all four varieties we offer. Feel free to visit our showroom in the Beverly Hills area to inspect these different styles in person, so that you can make a well-informed choice.
Stationary Awnings, also known as fixed awnings, are the awnings you see above a home’s door or along a storefront. The frame is usually fastened to the building. They shelter your guests, and help reduce energy costs by shielding interiors from ultra violet rays. You can protect your family, friends and budget just by installing Aero Shade Awnings.
Retractable Awnings have a standard, rectangular shape when lowered, but when raised, they cling to the front of the building. Operators typically raise or these awnings with a metal hand crank, or a system of ropes and pulleys. Awnings are raised and secured in high winds, and lowered during rain or sun.
Motorized Awnings are one kind of retractable awning. These awnings are not raised or lowered using hand cranks or ropes, but are operated by an electric motor. This convenience enables you to raise or lower the awning using a remote control. And with Lutron System Integration, you can even control your awnings using a smartphone or tablet, from anywhere in the world. If you own a restaurant or business, the last thing you want to do is take the time to raise and lower several awnings to shade your patrons. Awnings can be heavy, and require some strength and skill to operate. Lutron motors simplify their operation, and thus extend their life.
These are rectangular panels, strung between two taut, parallel cables. They cover porches, patios, or decks. Since they may contain any number of adjacent panels, they may cover a very large area. These can also be motorized, and thus adjusted using a remote control, although they also have a hand-operated system if you lose power. As with all custom-designed treatments, you pick the fabric or material.
The Aero Shade Difference – Free In-Home Estimates for Los Angeles
When you decide to explore awnings for your home or business, there are many choices to make. Come to Aero Shade Custom Window Treatments and gain the advantages of a custom-designed product. We are a family-owned business that has thrived in our industry for over 50 years. Jack Pitson and Mario Soluema know the top designers and contractors. Our staff will help you make the right choice.
Many awning companies are franchises. They sell a standard product, without taking the time to provide the level of service necessary to ensure a perfect fit for the customer. If a local franchise closes with no notice, it leaves customers high and dry. Aero Shade has been at our location in the Beverly Hills area for over 50 years, and we aren’t going anywhere.
When Aero Shade visits your home or office, we bring our experience and vast knowledge base with us. Our design experts have been consulted on all manner of projects requiring awnings, and we will give you exceptional design input. When we are done with your project, you will have a look for your location that impresses visitors and attracts customers. We know the best designers, and no matter the venue, we adapt to your requirements. With Aero Shade, you get talented people, and a superior product.
Customizable Awnings Experts for All Your Needs
At Aero Shade, we give you our full attention, and complete respect. You help us produce your custom design, and we make it happen. Our products cannot be custom designed without our customers. Our sales staff are ready to meet with you at your home or business. When we do, we will examine your property, take measurements, and listen carefully. When you are ready for a free consultation, call us at (323) 655-2411 or (310) 479-3605.