Awning Ideas / February 24, 2019 / Lucille Parsons
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.
This will give you a minimalist feel on your window and is a unique design that you can get. In terms of fabric color you can choose the colors that you prefer and match it with your home design. 2. Mold and mildew resistant. These problems are the main enemies of awnings. Microscopically speaking mold and mildew are plant-like organisms with roots so it can penetrate on the awning and make it tear easily as time goes by. The good news is that there are now lots of canvas window awnings that are resistant to these organisms. They are made to repel water or moist which is the favorite breeding ground of these organisms from affecting the fabric to prevent their growth. 3. Resistant to fading. Fading is also another problem of people since these awnings are exposed to both sun and rain.
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.