Awning Ideas / February 21, 2019 / Muriel Sargent
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.
Retractable awnings allow you to have fun outside without getting burnt by the sun or overheating. They let you create a comfortable space outdoors to enjoy in the summertime. Patio awnings as well as those on porches and decks make it possible to eat a meal outdoors or sit in the shade where there would normally be none. Awnings keep you cool without having to spend a lot of money. In fact retractable awnings can actually save you money on energy costs by cooling your home. Because awnings block the sun s rays and cool your home you won t need the air conditioner as much and energy costs will go down. Plus you re helping out the environment. Retractable awnings also protect furniture and carpets from fading due to excessive sun exposure. Patio awnings protect windows and doors from weather damage and provide shelter and protection when you leave the house especially on rainy days. Stand under the patio awning while you open your umbrella or wait to be let into the house by someone inside.
They come with a 5 year warranty and SunSetter retractable awnings are one of the more popular brands often seen on television advertising. One of their newest products is the free-standing SunSetter Oasis for an additional outside shaded area that is further from your home such as a swimming pool or picnic garden area. Sunair Awnings is a leading manufacturer of extraordinary deck and patio awnings solar screens canopies and window awnings and their products come in non-motorized but you can easily convert them to motorized retractable awnings with the addition of a SOMFY motor and they have sensors that can extend or retract the awning when sunny or protect it from damaging winds with a motion control sensor.