Awning Ideas / February 12, 2019 / Gertrude Fisher
Awnings don t require poles (which would clutter the view) since they are attached with spring-loaded mounts. The "retractable" type of awnings differ from basic immobile awnings in that they last longer (can be rolled up in damaging weather) and allow a space to be used in a variety of ways--both drinks in the shade and stargazing for example. On the large end of the spectrum awnings today can be upwards of 30 feet in width and around 14 feet in depth. They are controlled automatically via weather sensors or a remote control button or by hand using a manual crank. Either way these awnings can be unfurled or retracted in less than a minute. What are the practical implications of this? When you want to cool an area down like a concrete poolside or overheated deck shade is just seconds away.
They are easy to install yourself because they are battery operated and don t require and electrician. Awntech is sold by Home Depot so you can go to the home improvement store install them quickly on your own and be setting in your new outdoor space later the same day in many cases. Aristocrat by Craftbilt Manufacturing offers your choice of manual or motorized retractable awnings that are sold and installed by an Aristocrat dealer who comes out and measures your custom deck patio or window awnings for the right fit. A homeowner has option to choose from a wide variety of residential awnings. But each awning is effective in preventing harsh sunlight from entering into the homes. At the same time an awning can further enhance the aesthetic appeal of your property. But the awnings remain outside and have to combat harsh weather conditions.
Many people that buy a motorized retractable awning want it because they can expand their outdoor living space with the touch of a button and many people put them over their windows for shade control and energy savings. Because the awning is retractable through a motorized unit it can easily be let out or put away with the touch of a button by a single person instead of several people working in coordination to manually open and close a non-motorized retractable awning over their patio. Of course some people love a motorized retractable awning because they don t want to permanently attach a non-retractable sun faded canvas awning that detracts from their home s exterior. The newer brands of motorized retractable awnings use strong waterproof woven acrylic that doesn t fade.