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3 Types of Awnings for your Home or Business

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Awnings offer beauty and value to your property, as well as protection. They are attached above windows or doorways and are fully supported by the structure they are accustomed to.

An awning consists of a lightweight, frame structure over which a cover is attached. Covers can be made from a variety of materials like fabric, glass, or metal. They can also be printed with graphics and/or a wired design for illumination.

To discover more information about the different types of awnings Durkin’s Inc. has available for your home or business, continue reading!


A customer’s first impression is almost always the signal to move forward or disregard. Image enhancement is a very important aspect for all businesses. Attracting customers is a key component to produce sales for any company, especially within a big city like Danbury, or any surrounding towns in Connecticut. 

Commercial awnings can be a very economical and easy way to promote the image of your business. Adding color, a unique design, graphics and weather protection can help to bring those customers through your door!

From shopping malls to restaurants, from theaters to hotels, our awnings are seen in some of the most popular places in Danbury, Stamford, Ridgefield and throughout Connecticut and New York


Most homeowners buy retractable awnings for the shade they provide over decks, making time spent outdoors more comfortable. They often end up saving customers money long-term, because of the shade they provide to the interior of the home. Air conditioners don’t have to work as hard to cool the home, which results in lower electric bills.

Retractable awnings can be motorized for ease and simplicity. More than 95% of our sales are motorized and we have found that they are used much more than manual systems and are also better taken care of.

Motion sensors are present to detect wind and can signal the awning to retract automatically. This helps to eliminate the chore paying attention to the wind conditions at all times. Mood- lighting is also an option that produces a unique look at night time. 


Introduced from Europe about 30 years ago, stationary awnings have become a wonderful shading option for residential or commercial applications. Unlike retractable awnings, stationary awnings are permanent fixtures, providing constant protection during the spring, summer, and fall.

With stationary awnings, there will be no more outdoor seating only when it’s perfect outside! These specific awnings can be produced to withstand snow to provide year-round enjoyment, and can even be combined with solar shades or roll drops.

Each awning is fully customizable to match your exact specifications. Customers can choose their favorite shape, fabric color and optional sides. Stationary awnings are virtually for any size business or home. If it can be measured, it can be built!


Today’s awnings can highlight the style, complement the architecture or set the mood in your residential or commercial setting. We are here to enhance your image with an awning… graphically embellished, or distinctively unadorned. Contact us today at (203) 742-2142 or receive a free quote online

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