Awning Ideas / February 26, 2019 / Latasha Garrison
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.
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.