Awnings and rain protection

January 11, 2019

​Winter is here, the rain is pouring, and the awnings are covering your family, guests, or if you own a business, your patrons. Contrary to what you might be thinking, awnings are great for the rainy season. 

PictureWindow Awnings

​Awnings are typically used to provide shade and protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays, but did you know that they are great for inclement weather like rain? How might this be? Well for starters, awnings are designed to be sturdy and not let moisture build up, or for that matter, let water fall through. In fact, awnings are kind of like big umbrellas, only for a large outdoor area.

PicturePatio Awning

​When it rains, you can utilize your awning to sit outside in your backyard or allow for outdoor dining for customers who want to enjoy the coolness of the weather. In fact, you can sip a hot cup of tea or cocoa under your awning and watch the droplets fall; what a way to spend an otherwise gloomy day. 

PictureDrop Curtains with Clear Vinyl Windows

​Awnings provide protection from the rain because of the materials the structures are made from. The fabric is specialty designed to withstand wind and water. Thus, if it rains, you can feel confident that your guests or family will stay dry from above.
If you have an awning and utilize clear vinyl windows or use drapes/curtains, you can also enclose the area and provide a fully covered lounge or dining area during the rain. Thus, you don’t have to give up your backyard or outdoor lounge areas when it rains, you can still enjoy them without the hassle of getting wet. 

​For more about what we do, or how we can help you with your next commercial or residential awning project, feel free to contact us. For more information about awnings and other shade structures, visit us online at American Awning & Blind Co. at (Our California Contractors License is #999050). Or give us a call at 800-654-5933. You can also email us at