Category Archive: Sunshades

Reusing Aluminum

Did you know that between the years of 2000 and 2030 about 27 percent of existing buildings will be replaced? Most of the building materials and debris will end up in our landfills, adding to a growing problem of pollution. Obviously, contributing to landfills is not a good thing. Landfills emit gases, such as methane, which is not only highly flammable, but it’s also bad for your health. When inhaled, methane can cause cardiovascular problems. Landfills also leak polluted water, take up valuable space and contaminate nearby areas.

One of the best materials to use in construction is aluminum. Aluminum is 100 percent recyclable. When a building structure is constructed with aluminum, it can be torn down and reused to build yet another structure. This is called Lifecycle Building. Lifestyle Building encourages constructing buildings that provide resources for future buildings. Reusing building components reduces the energy and greenhouse gases emissions associated with producing and transporting building materials.

Perfection Architectural Systems are made of 99 percent aluminum extruded material, which is fully reusable and recyclable. We only use qualified vendors with documented recycling policies and material content. Our material orders are carefully measured and analyzed to ensure we use the proper amount so that there is very minimal waste, and all of our scrap materials are sent to recycling processing plants so they can be converted back into useable materials, eliminating the need for landfills.

At Perfection Architectural Systems, we are committed to the future of our planet for our families and children. All of our employees are eager to participate in energy conservation, green building, recycling and community volunteering. We encourage you to do the same.

If you have any questions regarding our materials or walkway covers, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System or our reuse and recycling tactics, please call us at (407) 671-6225.


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.


Sunshades for Commercial Uses

Aluminum sunshades aren’t only an attractive addition to any commercial building, but they provide energy saving benefits while also contributing to a greener initiative. Patrons spending time outside in the Florida sun will be more likely to enjoy their time if they are provided with shaded areas for a place to cool down. A few commercial uses of sunshades can greatly improve a guests experience on your commercial property. What type of properties can benefit from these high-quality and permanent aluminum structures?

1. Sports Stadiums: With summer in session, catching a live sports game will be a popular activity for families. Any outdoor sporting event can benefit from sunshades and can be incorporated atop seating, or outside at the concession stands.

2. Parks: Sunshades installed over playgrounds and pavilions provides the perfect solution for sun protection. Not only are sunshades attractive, but those enjoying the outdoors on a sunny day will be thankful for the added shade!

3. Outdoor Shopping Centers: It’s nice to get some fresh air while shopping, but the sun can be quite harsh, especially during summer. Sunshades can be installed along outdoor walkways for guests to relax while meandering around the shopping center.

4. Amphitheaters: Often open-area venues, amphitheaters are the ideal space to add sunshades. Patrons are expected to sit outside for entertainment and musical performances, and sunshades can make the event area more shady and comfortable.

5. Community Pools: Being out in the sun is one of the best parts of summer, but overexposure to the sun can be dangerous, even for those using sunscreen. Added shade for public pools can protect guests who just want to relax!

Sunshades provide an endless amount of options for any commercial project, all of which have environmentally friendly benefits. At Perfection Architectural Systems, you can design an sunshade that can match your commercial property. Call us today at 800-238-7207 to learn more about our metal awnings, canopies and sunshades, and the services we offer.

The Benefits of Aluminum Sunshades over Fabric Sunshades

Aluminum sunshades can be used in a number of different applications and construction projects, and provides energy saving benefits and canopy solutions for a variety of industries. Though fabric sunshades and aluminum sunshades provide some similar benefits, aluminum awnings are becoming extremely popular in commercial projects. Compared to fabric sunshades, aluminum sunshades are designed with the toughest building department requirements in mind, along with the commitment to quality workmanship.

Aluminum sunshades are constructed with strength and durability in mind, while fabric sunshades tend to be less durable. Though fabric sunshades are more visually customizable, aluminum sunshades are more likely to withstand harsh conditions, and much more cost-effective. Since aluminum sunshades decrease sun absorption while reducing the amount of heat your building absorbs, less energy is used to cool the building, resulting in lower energy bills.

Fabric sunshades will likely need replacement every few years due to weather and sun damage, which can result in higher costs simply to replace them. Unlike fabric, aluminum is 100% recyclable, which adds to your green initiative, while maximizing both economic and environmental performance. Aluminum is one of the most reusable, recyclable building materials available today!

Considering the materials of your sunshade is important because you want to make sure the product is water resistant, sun resistant and protected from the formation of mold. There is no need to worry about any of these factors when using aluminum sunshades in your construction project. Aluminum is also much easier to maintain, and lasts longer than fabric.

Perfection Architectural Systems can help fulfill your green initiative by designing a sunshade canopy solution for your project. Fit us into your budget and we can fit you into ours. Call us today at 800-238-7207 to learn more about our products and services and to get started on your project today.

Why You Should Fit Sunshades Into Your School’s Budget

Schools are nearly out for the summer, which means school districts are planning their budget for the upcoming school year. School improvement plans are being created to enhance a student’s campus experience, and shade provision for buildings and playground equipment should be considered. Incorporating sunshades into the school budget provides students and administration with a number of added benefits after they are installed. So how exactly do sunshades benefit school campuses?

Sunshades and aluminum awnings should become a priority in any campus building structure because it provides shade for students and teachers, which can be extremely beneficial in the Florida sun. Whether students are outside during lunchtime, recess or even between classes, reducing exposure to the sun and harmful UV rays can be done simply by installing awnings and sunshades. The shaded areas give students more space to hang out without having to bask in the sun.

Other practical advantages of installing sunshades and aluminum awnings on campus include money-saving benefits. Sunshades are cost-effective because they can decrease sun absorption by up to 60%, and reduce the amount of sun and heat that reach the interior of a building. It will keep students and faculty more comfortable during classes by transforming classrooms into a more favorable learning environment, and it reduces the amount of energy needed to run the air conditioner continually, which saves both money and valuable resources.

Going green is one of the biggest benefits of setting aside a budget for installing sunshade and awning systems. Not only does “greening” your school improve the operations of the building, but it encourages the community, students, and faculty to be more cognizant of the impact we have on our environment. With the reduced consumption of resources and energy, schools will use less money for operations, and focus more on making a difference.

Perfection Architectural Systems can help fulfill your green initiative by designing a sunshade canopy solution for your project. Fit us into your budget and we can fit you into ours. Call us today at 800-238-7207 to learn more about our products and services and to get started on your project today.

Draw In Business This Summer with Sunshades!

Summer will be here quicker than you think, and it’s probably time to start considering how sunshades can be the key in attracting customers to your restaurant business. During this time of year, people are looking for excuses to leave their homes to enjoy the beautiful warm weather, so why not attract those people to your restaurant? A few benefits may just convince you to install sunshades at your place of business so you can start attracting the summer crowd.

1. Sunshades offer a shaded oasis for guests looking to spend some time outside, without getting a sunburn. Sunshades are also an added sense of privacy, and they make your business much more aesthetically pleasing!

2. A shaded area adds more space for your restaurant’s patrons. By offering more places to sit and eat, you may just be increasing your customer count. People will also be much more comfortable if they have the option to dine under your sunshades.

3. External sunshades can actually make you money. Since the shade offers more seating, you increase your guest count, which increases the amount of money coming into your restaurant.

4. With more shade, less sun is allowed in, which in turn, reduces the amount of energy needed to cool the interior of your business. This saves money and keeps you and your patrons cooled down!

5. The more time people are spending outside, the more protected they will need to be from the sun. An estimated one in five Americans will get skin cancer at some point in their lives, and reducing their exposure to the sun with outdoor sunshades helps keep these numbers down.

6. Installing sunshades is just one more step that contributes to a green initiative! Some people believe that going green is quite expensive, but far less know that going green can actually save you much more money in the long-run, while also helping the environment.

There are an endless number of businesses that can benefit from sunshades, and with our services at Perfection Architectural Systems, you can design an awning that can match your business, while giving you the customer service and personal touch you deserve. Call us today at 800-238-7207 to learn more about our metal awnings, canopies and sunshades, and the services that we offer.


Go Green with Aluminum Sunshades

Installing aluminum sunshades isn’t just for show, in fact, they provide some of the best green benefits around! As an addition to your business, sunshades provides a number of benefits that can make your building stand out, not just aesthetically but functionally as well. If you’re interested in going green before summer comes around, what better time to do so than now?

Our sunshades meet LEED requirements for optimizing energy performance, they contain recycled content and they improve interior lighting while reducing glare. Sunshades reduce the heat gain of a building and can reduce the direct absorption of the sun by up to 60%, resulting in less energy being used to cool the interior of your building. Not only do they affect our utility bills, but our aluminum sunshades are created from 100% recyclable material, in which the scraps can turn into usable aluminum and reduce the impact on landfills.

Sunshades can add to the outdoor decor of your business thanks to its versatility and ability to come in different designs and colors. That means you can get your sunshades in a green finish, or at least one that matches your business’s colors and theme! Enhances the entrance to your business or cover an outdoor seating area with aluminum sunshades for a little aesthetic improvement.

At Perfection Architectural Systems, we design and construct an aluminum sunshades that will best suit your commercial project. We construct high quality aluminum sunshades and awnings that not only provide you protection from the sun, but also contribute to energy saving benefits. Call us today at 800-238-7207 to learn more on how Perfection Architectural Systems can provide you with a long term canopy solution.


Questions to Consider When Purchasing Sunshades

Aluminum sunshades are a wonderful addition to any commercial business, and can provide a multitude of benefits that outweigh any of its disadvantages. Sunshades provide protection from UV rays, and can help reduce the temperature inside your establishment, along with numerous other benefits. If you’re still on the fence when purchasing window awnings and sunshades, consider these questions to help you decide what’s best for your business.

1. What is the purpose for having sunshades installed at my business?
Wherever you live, sunshades can protect against UV rays and the sun. Sunshades provide a unique design that effectively reduces heat gain while continuing to provide sunshine on the inside of your business.

2. Is it aesthetically pleasing?
You can choose a finish that matches your business for a pleasing and personal touch to the exterior. Customize the color to match the image and brand of your business for aesthetically pleasing and energy reducing benefits.

3. Will they save me money?
Saving power is one of the major benefits of installing sunshades because they protect your building from direct heat and sunlight, resulting in less power usage to cool down the interior. It will also allow sunlight directly in so you can reduce your use of lighting inside.

There are an endless number of businesses that can benefit from metal awnings, and with our services at Perfection Architectural Systems, you can design a sunshade that can match your business. Call us today at 800-238-7207 to learn more about our metal awnings, canopies and sunshades, and the services we offer.

What is Anodized Aluminum?

sunshadesIf you’ve never heard of anodized aluminum, you are probably not the only one. The process of anodizing aluminum increases the thickness of the natural oxide layer and increases corrosion resistance and wear resistance that will keep the aluminum from bending and deteriorating. Not only does this help lengthen the life of aluminum sunshades and any other anodized aluminum product, but it keeps the aluminum from oxidizing (similar to rusting).

Although many metals may be weakened by anodizing, aluminum is actually strengthened and made more durable. Anodized aluminum is popular in building structures and sunshades that are exposed to the elements because the aluminum will not corrode. Aluminum products that have been anodized can also be dyed and used for many different applications where durability is necessary.

Because anodized aluminum is corrosion resistant and has the ability to retain dye, you can find it on many consumer products like cookware, cameras, mp3 players, sporting goods, furniture and tools. Unlike other finishes, anodizing allows aluminum to maintain its metallic look; it gives your sunshades protection against UV rays and the dye won’t chip or peel.

With anodized metal awnings, maintenance is almost non-existent. Cleaning your anodized aluminum awnings only needs to be done with mild soap and water, and they won’t have to be replaced or repaired for many years.

At Perfection Architectural Systems, we provide a full range of anodized finishes as well as paint applications for the best options to fit your project. For long term aluminum canopy solutions and sunshades, Perfection Architectural Systems is the industry leader in aluminum architectural products for any application. Call us today at 800-238-7207 to learn more about our services and how we can help you with your long term aluminum canopy solutions.