Awning Ideas / February 18, 2019 / Dominique Massey
The great thing about retractable awnings is that you can have them custom made to fit anywhere inside or outside your home no matter what the window or deck size. Patio awnings as well as other types come in a wide range of colors too. It s easy to match them to your home. And if you purchase a retractable awning for a window or deck you won t have to manually put up and take down the awning every time you go to use it. Awnings can be made of a wide variety of different materials. They are made of canvas aluminum and other materials. Aluminum awnings have different benefits and drawbacks compared to canvas awnings - it depends on what you want to use the awning for. Awnings were quite popular in the 1920s but have been enjoying a comeback in recent years especially because of the high costs of air conditioning. Awnings used to be on every window and porch to keep homes cool before air conditioning was ever invented.
Canvas window awnings have been among the standard awnings used for houses windows since time immemorial. These awnings are the shades that will prevent sunlight from entering the house through the window and protect interior furniture and appliances from fading with its UV rays. The good news is that there are now many canvas window awnings offered by manufacturers in the market. If you plan to get these awnings for your home you may want to know the following to give you an idea about what you will get from these awnings and your options in the market. 1. You will find a wide array of frame designs and colors to choose from. There are those that can have much detailed designs in terms of its edge fabrics. Some awnings on the other hand can have very simple frames and use lesser fabric.
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.