Awning Ideas / February 18, 2019 / Katelyn Mooney
Inquire as to the wind resistance of an awning that you are contemplating buying. What kind of load can the awning support? Do you want something permanent? Would you prefer a retractable awning? The answers to these and many other questions will depend on the kind of weather that is typical of where you live and what kind of budget you have established for just such an expense. A very popular choice and one that can spur on ideas of your one are the Alumawood Awnings. Check out some of the examples on the internet to make proper comparisons. It is quite possible that you are enamored with the more traditional canvas awning look. Most of the manufacturers of this type of awning have been able to integrate a practically unlimited number of colors and designs for your porch.
The awning color goes well with white home exteriors. Also you can consider it if your exterior paint has different shades of yellow in it. It is also a good idea to complement your pale yellow exterior paint by installing a mustard yellow awning. Brown: While evaluating the shades of brown awning you must ensure that it adds dimensions to your home exterior paint. Also you can consider creating a seamless transition between the color of your exterior paint and the brown awning. For those who are regularly out and about in their four wheel drive pulling over for lunch is usually controlled by where you can set the vehicle up. You want somewhere that offers shade is out of the wind and out of the way! However with the popularity of 4WD Awnings taking off you may have a much easier solution! 4WD Awnings pull out from the side or rear of your vehicle and set up in a few minutes providing instant protection from the weather.
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.