Safe from the Sun

A custom vintage trailer awning is like icing on the cake, a unique, creative covering that showcases your hard work and free-wheeling spirit.
 An awning is a roof-like structure that serves as a shelter, as over a storefront, window, or door. It is typically composed of canvas woven of acrylic, cotton, or polyester yarn, or it could be vinyl laminated or polyester fabric that is stretched tightly over a light structure of aluminum, iron, steel, or wood. They were first used by the ancient Egyptian and Syrian civilizations and were described as “woven mats” that shaded market stalls and homes. They provide protection from sunlight, harmful ultraviolet rays, and rainfall.

The location of an awning on a building may be above a window, a door, or above the area along a sidewalk. Other than that, it can also be used to shade other open areas such as terrace, balconies, swimming pool, car parking, path walkways, stair walkways, and entrances. Restaurants often use awnings broad enough to cover substantial outdoor area for outdoor dining, parties, or receptions.

Window awnings not only have the benefit of cooling your home, but they also add character, dimension, and color to the look of your home. Because awnings prevent the sun from shining through windows and sliding glass doors, they can keep temperatures inside cooler as well, which saves on air-conditioning costs. They can help prevent carpets and furniture from fading in sunlight. Awnings also provide a sheltered place for children and pets to play, shielded from direct sun.

Another kind of an awning is vertical awning. They are an extremely efficient form of protecting balconies and verandas from solar heat and rain. Covered balconies and verandas can be converted into comfortable zones of recreation or relaxation, provided they can be protected from the harsh heat of the sun, and they also provide privacy when required.

Awnings can either be fixed or retractable. Fixed awnings cannot be closed. However, retractable awnings can be closed when one does not want it in use. Likewise, there are two types of retractable awnings, manual and motor. Motor awnings are further divided into remote control or switch control. All these kinds of awnings are available in Nepal. In designs, you can choose from stripes, plain, and flowery. With the choice in colors and designs, Creative Décor also provides its customers customized length and projection of the awning, with minimum projection being 5 ft and maximum projection being 12 ft.

  • Warranty provided by Capital Décor on the awning fabrics
  • Acrylic: 5 years on color fading
  • PVC: 1 year on color fading
  • Costs per square feet
  • Acrylic: Rs. 750
  • PVC: Rs. 550
  • Costs per meter
  • Acrylic: Rs. 3800

PVC: Rs. 2800
Right use of awnings

  • Clean it on a regular basis.
  • Don’t throw or keep anything heavy above the awning.
  • If the awning is retractable, close it when not in use.

Shop smart

  • Look for these before buying awnings.
  • Quality of the fabric.
  • Services provided by the company.
  • Ranges according to budget.
    Expert Opinion
    Nilima Kansakar, Interior Designer, Furniture World Pvt. Ltd.
    Plain awning is suitable for official space where formal ambience is important or where minimalism is important. Stripe awning is suitable where Italian concept is required to match with wrought iron furniture. Flowery awning looks best when it is used for those space children are associated with and in beach areas to create relaxed and cool ambience.