Barrel style awnings have a unique, rounded design that can complement homes with curved features as well as those with square or angled lines. The rounded shape of a barrel awning causes rain and snow to be diverted to the side of a walkway and a canopy with a longer projection will provide extra protection from the elements for longer walkways. This style of awning can also be designed with removable side panels for additional protection during rainy, cold or snowy times of the year.