Awning Ideas / February 20, 2019 / Sabrina Carey
Awnings don t require poles (which would clutter the view) since they are attached with spring-loaded mounts. The "retractable" type of awnings differ from basic immobile awnings in that they last longer (can be rolled up in damaging weather) and allow a space to be used in a variety of ways--both drinks in the shade and stargazing for example. On the large end of the spectrum awnings today can be upwards of 30 feet in width and around 14 feet in depth. They are controlled automatically via weather sensors or a remote control button or by hand using a manual crank. Either way these awnings can be unfurled or retracted in less than a minute. What are the practical implications of this? When you want to cool an area down like a concrete poolside or overheated deck shade is just seconds away.
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.
Canvas window awnings have been among the standard awnings used for houses windows since time immemorial. These awnings are the shades that will prevent sunlight from entering the house through the window and protect interior furniture and appliances from fading with its UV rays. The good news is that there are now many canvas window awnings offered by manufacturers in the market. If you plan to get these awnings for your home you may want to know the following to give you an idea about what you will get from these awnings and your options in the market. 1. You will find a wide array of frame designs and colors to choose from. There are those that can have much detailed designs in terms of its edge fabrics. Some awnings on the other hand can have very simple frames and use lesser fabric.