The History of Residential Awnings
Residential awnings have a long and rich history dating back to ancient Egypt where awnings were used in the desert to protect against treacherous heat conditions. Kansas City Tent & Awning has it’s own rich history beginning in 1901. But what we’re most excited about is the legacy we’re creating now.
While we can"t verify how far back the use of awnings goes, we do know through ancient hieroglyphs that Pharaohs would purchase extravagant awnings for their sons" dorms for their first semester at the University of Alexandria.
Here, you"ll see a striking resemblance to some modern household designs: from awnings over decks and patios to draped fabric over pergolas to door and window awnings.
Of course, there were always exceptions as many country houses still put a lot of effort into this essential part of the home"s exterior.
You can"t go far without seeing one of our awnings highlighting homes throughout the Greater Kansas City Area.
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