The Awning Factory Difference. Over 25 years experience has taught us that an awning should not only shelter you from the elements, it should also be able to stand up to those very elements. The strength and durability of our awnings is evident from front to back. The heavy duty 40mm extruded aluminum mounting bar is powder coated white and attaches to the home with extruded aluminum brackets and stainless steel hardware. Through the middle of the awning the patented center beam construction works in harmony with the durable arms creating the most distinctive and wind resistant awning available. The front profile provides superior strength against bowing and deflection due to its complex inner design while still contouring aesthetically to the unit. The strength of the aluminum is not in the size but in the complexity of the shape and the wall thickness.