Awning Ideas / February 24, 2019 / Jackie Miranda
Awnings don t require poles (which would clutter the view) since they are attached with spring-loaded mounts. The "retractable" type of awnings differ from basic immobile awnings in that they last longer (can be rolled up in damaging weather) and allow a space to be used in a variety of ways--both drinks in the shade and stargazing for example. On the large end of the spectrum awnings today can be upwards of 30 feet in width and around 14 feet in depth. They are controlled automatically via weather sensors or a remote control button or by hand using a manual crank. Either way these awnings can be unfurled or retracted in less than a minute. What are the practical implications of this? When you want to cool an area down like a concrete poolside or overheated deck shade is just seconds away.
Blue: Based on your choice you can choose the sky deep or electric blue awnings. Each shade will further complement the exterior paints with natural color. If your home is painted white you can enhance its appeal by installing a blue awning with scalloped edges and white trim. However you have to evaluate different shades of blue if your exterior paint has a hint of orange. Green: The intensity of the green awning colors will vary according to your choice. You have option to choose the deep green moss green or grass green awnings. Each shade will also complement the homes painted in green tan or any other natural color. However if your home has red paint or designed with red bricks it is a good idea to avoid the green awnings. Yellow: You must exercise care while choosing yellow awnings.
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.