Awning Ideas / February 21, 2019 / Irma Logan
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.
They come with a 5 year warranty and SunSetter retractable awnings are one of the more popular brands often seen on television advertising. One of their newest products is the free-standing SunSetter Oasis for an additional outside shaded area that is further from your home such as a swimming pool or picnic garden area. Sunair Awnings is a leading manufacturer of extraordinary deck and patio awnings solar screens canopies and window awnings and their products come in non-motorized but you can easily convert them to motorized retractable awnings with the addition of a SOMFY motor and they have sensors that can extend or retract the awning when sunny or protect it from damaging winds with a motion control sensor.
Take your time doing your awning research and you will be sure to find one that combines well with your home s existing design and color scheme. One of the things that you should insist on when shopping for a porch awning is some kind of solid guarantee that it will endure occasional harsh conditions. Manufactures will take different things into consideration in the construction of a n awning depending on the kind of weather that is typical in any given area of the country. Most companies that are worth consideration will stand behind their work. Do some additional research on any of the companies that you are considering to make sure that they are businesses in good standing. You might even investigate with the BBB to verify that no history of complaints exist against the manufacturer that you are considering.