Awning Ideas / February 21, 2019 / Nora Parker
If you do go for a retractable awning which is generally a good idea in climates which tend to vary between extremes there are further choices. Manual retractable awnings are those which you roll or fold up yourself. Motorized versions have a small electric motor that will do the job with a touch of a button. While motorized awnings seem to offer less work it doesn t always work out that way. Installation is more difficult due to wiring concerns so if you re doing the work yourself it will increase the time it takes you to install the awning. Also with more moving parts the odds of having to perform maintenance and repairs is much greater. Still if you take good care of your awning with preventive maintenance a motorized awning can be a great investment.
Unlike other permanent awnings you don t have to worry about the weight of snow buildup and you can take them down in the winter or leave them up all year. The retractable awnings give you the option to get sun on some days be shaded on extremely hot days or still be able to have a barbeque in a rain storm. Awnings are a great way to cut energy costs and many find the additional window shades can cut their utility bills substantially. Some motorized retractable awnings such as the SunSetter Screen Room allow you to add insect-screened protection to your deck or patio so you can use your outdoor room any time. Of course SunSetter is a leading brand of motorized retractable awnings and the offer Free Awning Idea Kits and a DVD. They have a variety of EasyShades Window Awnings and Patio or Deck awning options.
Blue: Based on your choice you can choose the sky deep or electric blue awnings. Each shade will further complement the exterior paints with natural color. If your home is painted white you can enhance its appeal by installing a blue awning with scalloped edges and white trim. However you have to evaluate different shades of blue if your exterior paint has a hint of orange. Green: The intensity of the green awning colors will vary according to your choice. You have option to choose the deep green moss green or grass green awnings. Each shade will also complement the homes painted in green tan or any other natural color. However if your home has red paint or designed with red bricks it is a good idea to avoid the green awnings. Yellow: You must exercise care while choosing yellow awnings.