Awning Ideas / February 16, 2019 / Sabrina Carey
They are easy to install yourself because they are battery operated and don t require and electrician. Awntech is sold by Home Depot so you can go to the home improvement store install them quickly on your own and be setting in your new outdoor space later the same day in many cases. Aristocrat by Craftbilt Manufacturing offers your choice of manual or motorized retractable awnings that are sold and installed by an Aristocrat dealer who comes out and measures your custom deck patio or window awnings for the right fit. A homeowner has option to choose from a wide variety of residential awnings. But each awning is effective in preventing harsh sunlight from entering into the homes. At the same time an awning can further enhance the aesthetic appeal of your property. But the awnings remain outside and have to combat harsh weather conditions.
Likewise when rain disturbs your outdoor plans--there s no reason to run inside. If you want to tan in the direct sun or take advantage of some heat on a cold fall day the awning can be rolled up just as quickly. When stored retractable awnings take up about six inches of horizontal space on the side of a building. Installed at a downward angle they need to be attached at least seven and a half feet off the ground. All right we ve covered "What are they?" Now let s deal quickly with the benefits that awnings give home and business owners. What can retractable awnings do for you? Obviously they give you a way to control the elements and this is more than an aesthetic pleasure since it preserves furniture from bleaching and lowers utility bills.
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.