Awning Ideas / February 21, 2019 / Dominique Massey
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.
But an addition that can be a real difference maker both in attractiveness and functionality is the porch awning. An awning for the porch can give you protection against harsh weather (independent of the season) help you save on heating and cooling all while adding an attractive feature to your home. A well-chosen and well-placed awning can make your porch a desired place to gather while offering in many cases an all-seasons shelter against the elements. There is no end to the variety of colors and styles of awnings and awning material with which you can dress up the porch. The strongest awnings are built by and large with a primarily metal structure. Aluminum seems to be the common metal of choice in most cases. Lightweight and sturdy the best of them are built to last a lifetime.
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.