Awning Ideas / February 17, 2019 / Nora Parker
Originality is the basic requirement for branding success. Tailored designs with well-suited texture and color make the right impact. You need to work with your contractor to come up with a design that is unique and capable of creating your own unique identity. You have to be clear about your objective as it will define the contours of your campaign. A house is not really a home if it doesn t provide comfortable living to it s inhabitants which is why residential awnings are an important addition to any outdoor living area. A well placed awning that brings form and function to your landscaping can also open up your home by creating a moderate transition between the enclosed spaces indoors and the natural surroundings outside.
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.
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.