Awning Ideas / February 22, 2019 / Aurora Hess
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.
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.
If you need a new set of camper awnings try shopping around on the Internet. There are so many manufacturers available that it will do you good to do some bargain hunting and comparison shopping. This way you will be able to find high-quality easy to use camper awnings without spending an arm and a leg. It is also a good idea to read user reviews before you make the purchase to see what other campers like you have to say about a particular awning. Once you have taken care of the large majority of landscaping elements of your home what more can you do to make the exterior space more inviting and functional? Often projects such as outdoor kitchens and in-ground swimming pools are nice and luxurious improvements that are just too darn expensive for most of us.