What is the difference between a canopy and an awning?

If you’re looking to purchase a covering for your home or business, you may be wondering whether you need a canopy or an awning. While both provide shade and protection for properties, they are not the same. In this post, we will explain the difference between both so you can get a better understanding and make the right decision in terms of what you need for your commercial or residential property.

The difference between a canopy and an awning

The design is the main difference between an awning and a canopy. An awning tends to be made of fabric, and it will be attached to a building, typically over a glass door or a window. It can be retractable and extendable, meaning it provides shelter as and when it is needed. A canopy, on the other hand, tends to be freestanding. There are posts that support the fabric roof. 

Awnings at 5 Stars Trading

We have a great selection of awnings available, which ensure you protect your doors, window frames, and door casings from damage caused by precipitation and water. Awnings can also offer protection from the sun’s UV rays, which can cause fading. We have a beautiful selection of premium quality awnings for sale, including our Buckingham Aluminium Awnings and our Deluxe Aluminium Awnings for Alfresco Outdoor Settings. 

Wide range of canopies for domestic and commercial properties

We have canopies for both commercial and domestic properties. In terms of residential canopies, you can choose from lean to canopies, freestanding patio canopies, garden canopies, and driveway canopies. Aside from this, we also have a diverse range of commercial canopies for sale, including canopies for smoking areas and alfresco outdoor canopies. No matter what you are looking for, you can be sure that we will be able to provide you with the canopy you need for your setting. 

Some Final words on the difference between a canopy and an awning

Now, hopefully, you’ll understand the main differences between a canopy and an awning. We hope that this helps you to get a better idea of what is available so that you can make the right decision for your home or business. If you would like some assistance with choosing the right product for your needs, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us and we’ll be glad to help you find the perfect covering for your needs.