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Pros & Cons On Black Coloured Awning


Awning refers to a secondary covering attached to an outside wall usually over a door or window. It is made of a canvas composed of woven cotton, polyester, acrylic, or vinyl-polyester laminate. This canvas is stretched over a light framework made of steel, aluminium, or iron. In rare cases the framework maybe made from fibreglass or wood, however aluminium is the most commonly used material due to its affordable cost, durability, and non-reactive nature. Awnings can be extended into a canopy through the addition of columns which allows them to cover a much larger area. This is particularly useful where awnings are intended to cover a sidewalk or provide a covered area useful for outdoor events. The design strength of the awning is based on the weather in the location of the house on which it is to be installed. Awnings used under snowing, raining, and stormy conditions must be strong enough to resist the impact of these weather conditions.

Pros & Cons On Black Coloured Awning

Why black as a colour for your awning?

Black awning makes an undoubtedly statement in the aesthetic and external décor of any house on which it is installed. It is a bold and practical colour that is guaranteed to make a house stand out. Let us look closer into the pros of installing black owning over your windows, doors, or even patio area.

Pros of black awning

- Shield from glaring sun and harsh weather

Black colour is a good shield against the glare of the sun and other harsh weather conditions. When installed over doorways and windows it protects the inside of the house from being heated up by the sun. This results in cost savings as there is reduced need to incur extra energy costs on air conditioning to keep the home cool.

- UV Protection

Black is a great protection against the ultraviolet light of the sun which is harmful. The effect of this light is so dangerous that even people indoors should be wary of it. The area covered by the awning is a great place from which to enjoy the summer and spring weather without exposing yourself to sunburns and skin cancer. This makes black a great colour for the awning to be used over the patio area.

- Unique and elegant colour choice

With many houses being painted white or other colours in the light colour range, black awning is a unique and elegant statement. It stands out and can provide an element of elegance and unique aesthetic to even the dullest and most simplistic of constructions. Furthermore, black as a colour has a very wide range of compatibility meaning that awning of this colour can be used regardless of the colour of the external walls of the house. Combined with excellent design this can be the perfect way to make your house stand out.

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Cons of black awning

Faded Appearance over time Black can look faded easily over a long time of exposure to the sun and other weather conditions. The fading effect can create a look of age and lack of maintenance which reduces the appeal and aesthetic effect created. This means that where black colour is chosen, the homeowner may need to plan for regular maintenance and possibly painting to ensure that the brilliant black shade is maintained over time. This can be time and resource consuming in the long run.

Linty look and dusty appearance

Depending on the specific type of fabric used, black can have a linty look. This is where it looks like the fabric has unraveled in very small fibres due to long use. This effect makes the awning and by extension the house to look far older and less well maintained than it really is. Furthermore, black also has a tendency of catching dust and showing the same much clearly than most other colours. This creates a need to pass a brush over the awning to remove the dust and regular washing more urgent than when other colours are used.


Black awning is a bold choice for any home owner interested in creating an aesthetic yet functional home improvement. The pros offered seemingly outweigh the cons but the person must be sure that they are ready to do the regular maintenance needed to maintain the appealing look.


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