Awning Ideas / February 24, 2019 / Claire Raymond
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.
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.
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.