Awning Canopies / August 13, 2019 / Janis Barlow
A roof like structure can be less expensive than building a porch by attaching a retractable awning canopy over the patio area with little maintenance. The patio location should allow easy access to and from the indoor kitchen areas so the flow of people between is natural and direct without walking through another room or space. The flow of traffic will depend on the exact attachment and coverage of the patio retractable awning and the proximity between the patio and house. Access to the kitchen and location of the exterior doors will help in determining the preferred placement of the patio and attachment of the retractable awning. The awning comes in several standard sizes and numerous patterns and colors. The canopy material is water resistant and blocks the sun UV rays and lasts for years if properly maintained.
Canopies are always movable and pieces of which needs to be assembled. Awnings on the other hand may or may not movable. Umbrellas are the handiest due to size. There may be exceptionally larger umbrellas but in general these are small. Buy or Build? When you want to purchase patio awnings consider quality budget and style. How it looks like makes all the difference. This rule applies especially when the awning is intended to be attached where it is most visible. Budget and quality should work hand in hand. Do not settle for the cheapest right away. Look for items with remarkable quality at affordable prices. When you plan to build one of your own there are do it yourself or DIY packages you can order. Instructions are provided for every step. Building the corner posts and stands are first in the list.
All of these awnings are mass produced to make their prices affordable. It is reported that a two man team manufactures each awning based on the consumer s choice of color size and model. Every awning is pre-tested and pre-operated in the factory before it is shipped. Sunsetter awnings come in various different styles of deck and patio awnings. You may opt to customize different features such as size and fabric color. You can select from two manually operated awnings with vertical support arms that open with a hand-crank their Vista 900XT which is non-motorized version and the 1000XT model the largest and most spacious manually-operated type. Sunsetter awnings are also available in pro motorized models the Sunsetter Motorized and the Motorized XL awnings with two lateral arms that expand directly under the awning canopy.