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Metal and Fabric Awnings near Charlotte!

The Remarkable Tale of Awnings
Thousands of years of creativity!

As awning contractors, sometimes it is nice to have little known facts that you can dazzle your potential customers with.  One of my favorite examples is the history of awnings, which shows just how long we've all been using awnings to keep cool.

Awnings are remarkable building features that have changed little over the course of history. Records dating back to ancient Egypt and Syria make note of woven mats that shaded market stalls and homes. 

In the Roman Empire, large retractable fabric awnings sheltered the seating areas of amphitheatres and stadiums, including the coliseum. The Roman poet Lucretius, in 50 B.C., likened thunder to the sound that "linen-awning, stretched, o'er mighty theatres, gives forth at times, a cracking roar, when much 'tis beaten about, betwixt the poles and cross-beams." Over the next two millennia awnings appeared throughout the world, while the technology used in their construction changed little.

You know, if you were to ask most people, "How long have people been using awnings?" Most would probably say something to the effect that they have not been in existence very long. Well, that may be true if you were referring to motorized retractable awnings, but the fact is that they have been around for quite a long time!

Looking for top-rated local awning companies near you? Whether you need a custom awning installation for your home or a commercial awning solution, we can create a custom awning to fit your needs. Patriot Awning is a local awning company to Charlotte, NC so whether you are seeking a commercial awning or residential awning we can create the perfect engineered and permitted fabric awning or metal canopy to fit your needs. And you can book right now through our website!

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Need awnings or a canopy in Charlotte?

We are excited to discuss your project! You can email us plans for your commercial or new construction awning project at the below email address! We don't get many people that come by our awning manufacturing facility, but we will be happy to schedule a tour so you can see how awnings are made in our plant! Everything listed on our website is made by us except for retractable awnings! 
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