Awning Ideas / February 22, 2019 / Aurora Hess
The great thing about retractable awnings is that you can have them custom made to fit anywhere inside or outside your home no matter what the window or deck size. Patio awnings as well as other types come in a wide range of colors too. It s easy to match them to your home. And if you purchase a retractable awning for a window or deck you won t have to manually put up and take down the awning every time you go to use it. Awnings can be made of a wide variety of different materials. They are made of canvas aluminum and other materials. Aluminum awnings have different benefits and drawbacks compared to canvas awnings - it depends on what you want to use the awning for. Awnings were quite popular in the 1920s but have been enjoying a comeback in recent years especially because of the high costs of air conditioning. Awnings used to be on every window and porch to keep homes cool before air conditioning was ever invented.
By controlling sunlight you ll find yourself getting more use out of the amenities and spaces you already own: poolside deck balcony patio; grill gazebo outdoor bar hot tub. But there s more. Awnings act as an extension of your home adding square footage to your home or commercial building. They allow you to expand the look and feel of your interior into the outdoors serving as an architectural addition but without the typical costs. No contractor or expensive installation is required. In the residential setting this results in outdoor space for entertaining relaxing and eating. In the business setting it means additional room to seat patrons serve customers or hold meetings. In both cases the "outdoor rooms" end up adding value to the business or home. On top of this awnings result in direct energy savings. Installed strategically they make the inside of a building up to 15 degrees cooler cutting direct sunlight and shading windows.
Unlike other permanent awnings you don t have to worry about the weight of snow buildup and you can take them down in the winter or leave them up all year. The retractable awnings give you the option to get sun on some days be shaded on extremely hot days or still be able to have a barbeque in a rain storm. Awnings are a great way to cut energy costs and many find the additional window shades can cut their utility bills substantially. Some motorized retractable awnings such as the SunSetter Screen Room allow you to add insect-screened protection to your deck or patio so you can use your outdoor room any time. Of course SunSetter is a leading brand of motorized retractable awnings and the offer Free Awning Idea Kits and a DVD. They have a variety of EasyShades Window Awnings and Patio or Deck awning options.