Awning Ideas / February 23, 2019 / Candy Calderon
By controlling sunlight you ll find yourself getting more use out of the amenities and spaces you already own: poolside deck balcony patio; grill gazebo outdoor bar hot tub. But there s more. Awnings act as an extension of your home adding square footage to your home or commercial building. They allow you to expand the look and feel of your interior into the outdoors serving as an architectural addition but without the typical costs. No contractor or expensive installation is required. In the residential setting this results in outdoor space for entertaining relaxing and eating. In the business setting it means additional room to seat patrons serve customers or hold meetings. In both cases the "outdoor rooms" end up adding value to the business or home.
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.
This will give you a minimalist feel on your window and is a unique design that you can get. In terms of fabric color you can choose the colors that you prefer and match it with your home design. 2. Mold and mildew resistant. These problems are the main enemies of awnings. Microscopically speaking mold and mildew are plant-like organisms with roots so it can penetrate on the awning and make it tear easily as time goes by. The good news is that there are now lots of canvas window awnings that are resistant to these organisms. They are made to repel water or moist which is the favorite breeding ground of these organisms from affecting the fabric to prevent their growth. 3. Resistant to fading. Fading is also another problem of people since these awnings are exposed to both sun and rain.