Awning Ideas / February 18, 2019 / Nora Parker
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.
They are easy to install yourself because they are battery operated and don t require and electrician. Awntech is sold by Home Depot so you can go to the home improvement store install them quickly on your own and be setting in your new outdoor space later the same day in many cases. Aristocrat by Craftbilt Manufacturing offers your choice of manual or motorized retractable awnings that are sold and installed by an Aristocrat dealer who comes out and measures your custom deck patio or window awnings for the right fit. A homeowner has option to choose from a wide variety of residential awnings. But each awning is effective in preventing harsh sunlight from entering into the homes. At the same time an awning can further enhance the aesthetic appeal of your property. But the awnings remain outside and have to combat harsh weather conditions.
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.