What are the benefits of retractable awnings?

Posted by Jim Brown on January 30th, 2012


Have the sun when you want it or the shade when you need it.  That’s an outstanding advantage of a retractable awning.  In only seconds you can turn your hot patio or deck into a cool shaded retreat.  This “outdoor room” can be 20 degrees cooler than before you pushed the button.  Awnings extend and retract at the push of a button if you choose a motorized model.

Awnings will protect you from the sun, light showers and harmful UV rays.  They protect homes from heat and discoloration of carpet and furniture.

Compared to many home improvements, a retractable awning is very affordable.  There is a variety of styles and sizes available, so homeowners can choose from many price points. 

Options abound!  One of the most popular options is a hood which both protects the awning and gives a ”finished look” to the home.  Another option many homeowners choose is a wireless wind sensor.  The wind sensor automatically retracts the awning when the wind velocity exceeds a preset speed.  The obvious advantage of this feature is protection from wind damage. 

A very popular option is a built-in panel that drops down from the front of the awning.  This see-thru panel blocks the sun when it is low in the sky plus gives protection from the wind.  The many color choices allow homeowners to choose one that perfectly blends with their home.

Awnings have been popular in Europe for years.  Now more and more homeowners in the USA are availing themselves of the opportunity to enjoy their own retractable awning.



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