Awning Ideas / February 21, 2019 / Claire Raymond
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.
I usually suggest that pegging it down is a good idea as a gust of wind will pick the whole thing up and dump it on your vehicle. This often results in panel damage! 4WD Awnings are completely weather proof; I have had a puddle of water build up on our awning when it was raining severely and not a drop came through. Whether its a quick bite of lunch that you are after or you want to sleep under the awning they are a brilliant idea. You can get Awnings that pull out from the rear of the vehicle and awnings that will cover all 3 sides of the vehicle. Expect to pay a considerably higher amount for these but if they suit your purposes then that is great! Home awnings are perfect for a wide variety of uses on windows doors porches and decks.
Blue: Based on your choice you can choose the sky deep or electric blue awnings. Each shade will further complement the exterior paints with natural color. If your home is painted white you can enhance its appeal by installing a blue awning with scalloped edges and white trim. However you have to evaluate different shades of blue if your exterior paint has a hint of orange. Green: The intensity of the green awning colors will vary according to your choice. You have option to choose the deep green moss green or grass green awnings. Each shade will also complement the homes painted in green tan or any other natural color. However if your home has red paint or designed with red bricks it is a good idea to avoid the green awnings. Yellow: You must exercise care while choosing yellow awnings.