Both mounted and suspended awning provide protection for you however here’s how the two differ from each other.  

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An awning that is suspended is what you see in doors and windows or entrance of buildings or homes and provides protection or shelter without it being attached to columns. On the other hand, mounted awnings are very much similar to canopies however it can vary from being fixed or retractable for the convenience of the home owner.  

Before you go through the process of choosing which best fits your needs, here are some factor you might want to consider when deciding which.  

  1. Coverage 

The coverage or area you need to be sheltered is a very important part of the equation. Wall awnings can stretch up to 19 feet while when it comes to wider areas, standing awnings are preferable since it reaches up to 25 feet.  

However, even if both of these options talk of the length they can stretch, suspended awnings or mounted awnings can be customized to your needs as a home owner or a business owner.  

  1. Mounting/ Installation 

If you have a deck or patio that is on the smaller side, check the area that you want to be sheltered. Is it an area too far from your building or home?  

If you are someone who appreciates your outdoor view, it is preferable for you to install a retractable or suspended awning. These types of awnings can be easily mounted and installed in the walls of your home or building, however always take note of the coverage of the shelter since you will need a stronger attachment for coverings that are bigger or larger in size.  

  1. Look 

Whatever look you are trying to achieve; suspended awnings give you a much better view of the outdoors while ensuring a shelter at the same time.  

Awnings that are freestanding are a bit more obstructive to the view and can be hard to get rid of after the installation process because it is mounted on the ground. However, if you do have an area that is on the larger side, then freestanding awnings are way better choice.  

  1. Weather Protection 

The usual look of awnings is slanted. Through this you can benefit from being protected from the rays of the sun, rain and other possible conditions of the weather.  

When it comes to ensuring that no harsh lighting enters your home, suspended and retractable awnings are good options. However, retractable suspended awnings can be less sturdy compared to those with poles.  

  1. Cost 

Whether you prefer retractable awnings to ensure that you can still appreciate the view of your outdoors or you want something a bit affordable compared to retractable awnings like the ones that are suspended, the cost can change according to your preference of the fabric used in the awning and the design and architecture you want the frame to be.  

Moreover, the area you want to shelter also plays a big role in the cost. If you opt for the retractable one, will you choose something manually retracted or something that can be easily done with a push of a button?  

Whatever option you may go for, for needs on awnings, Awnings of Atlanta will cover everything for you!