A metal awning is the toughest awning available. Unlike those made of fabric, aluminum awnings can hold many pounds of solid precipitation such as snow, hail, or sleet. Some models are even rated to stand up to hurricane strength winds.
They are a cost-effective way to provide shade and protection for any area around the home. When compared to cloth models, aluminum awnings are cooler underneath, provide better protection from sun and rain, and can last much longer.