Category Archive: aluminum sunshades

Choosing the Right Commercial Awning

Not only do commercial awnings have practical and aesthetic purposes, but they are also economical as well. It’s not surprising that you may be considering a commercial awning for your business, but now comes another difficult decision–which one should you choose?

When trying to decide which awning to choose, review your personal and business’ needs. Also ask yourself if you’d like your awning to have any special features. Keep in mind that commercial awnings are a sound and practical investment. They can reduce your energy costs considerably and they can also protect your furniture, floors, and even indoor carpets from sun damage.

Studies by the American Society of Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers reveals that when the sun shines directly on south-facing windows, metal awnings reduce heat gain by 55 to 65 percent. For western exposure, the reduction is as high as 72 to 77 percent! This reason alone makes it easy to justify installing an awning at your place of business.

When making stylistic decisions regarding your awning, you have a variety of options to choose from. First, think about the direction that the awning will face in relation to the windows at your place of business. Knowing this will allow you to keep in mind weather patterns as well. A culmination of all these elements will affect the performance of your awning and energy bill savings down the line.

Even the size and shape of your awning can impact its ability to cool your business efficiently. An awning is designed to dissipate heat buildup and the size will play a major role in how quickly that happens. Also, select a shape that best suits the window or windows that are being protected.

Lastly, you want to consider selecting a metal that will aesthetically appeal to your business. This will not only make your building stand out, but it will increase your brand’s awareness.

The choices are endless, and no matter what you choose, we guarantee that you will reap every practical, financial and aesthetic benefit of your commercial awning. For more information on what type of commercial awning will work best for your business, contact the awning professionals at Perfection Architectural Systems.

Why Build Green?

In the United States, the EPA reports that buildings account for 39% of total energy used, 12% of the total water consumption, 68% of total electricity consumption and 38% of the carbon dioxide emissions. That’s why it’s so important that we all begin building in more efficient, “greener” ways in order to reduce waste and save precious energy for a cleaner world.

The construction industry has an enormous impact on the natural environment, human health and the economy. Green building strategies can help to make economic and environmental performance more effective. That’s why the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System was created. LEED is an internationally recognized program that helps builders identify and implement practical green building design features, and also provides maintenance instruction. The certification program uses third-parties to verify builders are using environmentally sustainable practices.

Building greener begins with using recyclable materials. Perfection Architectural Systems fully endorses the greener building challenge with our use of aluminum, which is one of the most reusable, recyclable building materials available at this time. Because aluminum is 100% recyclable, it can be used again, for another building after being torn down. Aluminum can be reshaped into different designs for subsequent building projects with minimal waste. Not only is aluminum more economic and environmentally friendly, but it is also extremely durable and sustainable, and that allows for minimal maintenance repairs.

Choose Perfection Architectural Systems for your commercial aluminum walkway cover project to help ensure that you will have minimal maintenance and minimal impact on the environment. We stand behind our commitment of quality materials and superior customer service. For more information about our products and services, our green initiatives or LEED information, please call us at (407) 671-6225 and we will be happy to assist you.

What is Lifecycle Building?

Also known as design for disassembly and design for deconstruction, lifecycle building encourages creating buildings that provide resources for future buildings.  Building material recovery and reuse reduces energy and resource consumption.

Lifecycle building is used because more than 100 million tons of building-related construction and demolition debris are sent to landfills in the United States each year. Reusing building components reduces the energy and greenhouse gases emissions associated with producing and transporting building materials.

Perfection Architectural Systems are in compliance with lifecycle building using 99% of aluminum-extruded material, which is completely recyclable and reusable. We are committed to not only providing the best quality materials and workmanship, but also to responsible, green building practices. About 80% of aluminum used in construction is recycled at some point in the life of the project.  Nearly all of the Perfection aluminum walkway covers ever produced are still being used today, and will be reused tomorrow.

Responsible building practices start with ordering the right amount of materials so there’s less unused or discarded supplies. Perfection’s material orders are carefully analyzed to determine proper raw material lengths to prevent wasted material.  Excess scrap is reduced through our exclusive Perfection Data Management material ordering process.  All scrap aluminum is shipped back to designated aluminum recycling processing plants, where it’s then converted back into useable shapes of aluminum, eliminating the impact on our landfills.

As an industry leader, Perfection Architectural Systems exemplifies its commitment to environmental stewardship through lifecycle building with our walkway covers canopies and aluminum sunshades. We are proud that sustainability is one of our core values, and we share that value among our employee culture.

If lifecycle building is important to you and your company, and you have an upcoming project, please call us at 800-238-7207 and learn more about all of our green initiatives, LEED certification, our sustainable products and services, and most importantly what best fits your needs.

Aluminum Sunshades for Sports Stadiums

Oh, the thrill of attending a good old-fashioned ballgame. Whether it’s little league, soccer, softball, football or professional baseball, everyone loves to be a spectator. However, the spectator experience can be diminished if the temperature outside reaches over 85 degrees. When attending a sporting event, fans want to focus on the game being played, not the temperature outside.

On hot days, nothing can be more uncomfortable than sitting in a stadium being burned by the sun. It’s important for patrons, and especially small children with young, sensitive skin, to protect themselves from extended sun exposure. As we all know, a little exposure to the sun is good. After all, the sun is a primary source of vitamin D, which helps our bones. But prolonged periods of time in the sun can lead to skin damage, eye damage, immune system suppression and skin cancer. Protecting our skin when outdoors on sunny days should always be our number one priority.

Aside from an air-conditioned outdoor stadium (the impossible!) every onlooker wants a little bit of shade. Being safe from the scorching sun and comfortable during an outdoor sporting event makes the whole experience worthwhile.

Perfection Architectural Systems builds custom aluminum sunshades that reduce heat gain by providing shade to block the sun’s harmful UV rays. Sunshades are aesthetically pleasing and can be built to match the design and style of any structure. Perfection sunshades are also cost effective, depending on the custom specifications chosen. Our sunshades are made with aluminum, which makes them easy to install, maintain and remove. Because aluminum is 99 percent recyclable, you can feel good knowing you’re helping the environment as well as providing much-needed shade for your customers.

Call us today at (407) 671-6225, and we can help you design and select the perfect aluminum sunshades for your outdoor sports stadium.


Aluminum Sunshades for Airports

One of the most stressful parts of travel is being at the airport. From lugging bags to and fro, to getting through security lines unscathed, to being at the right gate at the right time to catch an on-time flight – and that’s if all goes well. Airports are just naturally stressful places and anything that can be done to make the experience more comfortable is a welcomed thought.

Installing aluminum sunshades in key areas of the airport can create a more enjoyable experience for travelers. Perfection Architectural Systems can install sunshades in parking lots, along drop-off/pick-up areas, entrances/exits and walkways. Providing an aesthetically pleasing source of protection from the sun and its harmful rays can easily make a traveler’s experience much more enjoyable.

Perfection’s sunshades are made with an aluminum that’s durable, weather resistant and 99 percent recyclable. Sunshades are made with quality materials and expert workmanship. All sunshades are project-specific, engineered to withstand inclement weather and requirements mandated by your local building code. Our aluminum sunshades can be customized to fit your airport’s specific design requirements in both standard and custom finishes that are chosen based on the project location, finish durability and color selection. And because we’ve adopted green building strategies, as your airport grows, our aluminum sunshades can be easily torn down, recycled or reused, and moved, expanded or replaced to meet your needs.

An easy upgrade to any existing structure, Perfection’s sunshades can provide a great addition to many areas of an airport, elevating the traveling experience and enhancing the overall quality of the airport.

If you’d like to learn more about how Perfection Architectural Systems can help ease your travelers’ comfort and improve the overall aesthetics and utility of your airport, please call us at (407) 671-6225 or fill out our quick contact form and a knowledgeable representative will be happy to assist you.