Awning Ideas / February 23, 2019 / Latasha Garrison
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.
An awning is an incredibly useful feature to have when spending great amount of time in the great outdoors. Who wants to sit inside the camper when all the fun is happening outside just because of a little sun? With camper awnings this is no longer a problem sit in the shad of the awning and enjoy the time with family and friends out in nature. There are a variety of camper awnings available depending on your camper s design and construction. However most designs of camper awnings will work for just about any camper. There are two main types of camper awnings. One is the retractable type which is fixed to the side of the camper. The other is the stand-alone awning which is made for light framed campers or other structures.
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.