Benefits of Metal Awnings

Benefits of Metal Awnings

A metal awning is a type of covering. Specifically, it’s a covering that is usually attached to a home or building to provide shade. Metal awnings are typically installed over areas like windows and doors and are often in place over an exterior component like a patio or deck.

Metal awnings are not only beautiful aesthetic additions to a house or building design, but they also have a huge variety of benefits. If you want to find out more, contact Paradigm Roofing today.

Diversity of Metals

Metal awnings can be made out of a variety of metals. This means that home and building owners, architects, and designers can choose the metal they want for their project based on preference, overall styling, and budget. Aluminum, copper, and steel are some of the more popular types of metals used in awnings.

Aesthetic Finishes

Depending on the type of metal used, awnings can also be painted and coated with an antirust solution. This not only maximizes the design aspect but also allows the awning to stand up to the elements.


Metal awnings are made out of a tough material that is meant to last. Metal is a lot more durable than wood or fabric and will stand up to rain, wind, snow, heat, and cold. Not to mention metal is strong and can hold up to everyday wear and tear. A high-quality metal awning that is well maintained can last multiple decades.

Easy Maintenance

Metal is easy to clean, and metal awnings are low-maintenance additions. Metal awnings can be treated similar to a metal roof, making them resistant to rust, mold, and mildew. If debris or something like snow accumulates on a metal awning, it can simply fall off due to the angle or can be swept, washed, brushed, or scraped off.

Excellent Protection

Awnings protect doors and windows from the elements and keep entrances clear and more inviting. Because a metal awning is often installed over windows, doors, patios, and/or decks, these spaces are covered. This means that things like rain, snow, and debris are blocked from these areas by the metal awning.

While wind will sometimes blow things around and under an awning, the majority of the space will be clear. This means things like snow and ice are less likely to accumulate, which drastically cuts down on extra winter labor, maintenance, and the risk of slips and falls. For a business, a metal awning provides shelter for those patrons standing outside or waiting in line and keeps the entranceway clear of things like ice and snow buildup.

They Work With Many Building Materials

Metal awnings can be attached to a variety of exterior building materials. Regardless of whether your home or building is brick, wood, glass, metal, vinyl, cement, or stone, a metal awning can be secured and attached.

Cost Efficiency

Metal awnings are made of an extremely cost-effective material. Metal itself is readily available and is reasonably priced (plus, depending on your budget, you have options and can shop around). Due to its strength, longevity, and ability to actually protect your home or building, a metal awning will easily pay for itself and is worth the investment.

Shade and Protection From the Elements

Awnings provide welcome shade and relief from the intense heat of the sun. Metal awnings over windows and doors prevent sunlight from streaming in, which, in turn, reduces excess heat inside a home or building. When installed over a larger patio or deck, metal awnings allow residents and staff to utilize these outdoor areas in comfort, and outdoor barbecues become a lot more inviting.

Energy Efficiency

Metal is an energy-efficient material. Metal awnings actually direct heat away from a building by reflecting the sunlight. This helps keep the overall temperature of a building down and has a direct impact on a home or building’s need to overuse air-conditioning.

Custom Designs

Metal awnings can be designed for a specific space. They are very customizable and can be created in a variety of sizes.

Install With New Construction or Add to Existing Buildings

Metal awnings can be installed as part of your new home or commercial business facility build or later after the initial construction is complete. While there is a benefit in itself to installing everything during the initial build, if you do not have the budget or are not ready to commit to another exterior element, metal awnings can be installed at any time.

More Than 30 Years Serving DFW!

If you are a home or business owner who wants to add metal awnings to your next or current building project, let our team at Paradigm Roofing know!

We’ve been in the roofing business for over three decades, and our team of professional craftsmen specializes in a variety of interior and exterior services, including metal awning design and installation. We also specialize in ongoing repairs and maintenance services, so we are truly here throughout the lifetime of your project.

Our home base is McKinney, Texas, but we have offices in Dallas and Fort Worth as well. We pride ourselves on being able to offer our skills and experience throughout the greater Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex and work on projects big and small.

We support residential and commercial projects alike, so give us a call or fill out a contact form online for more information.