Awning Ideas / February 22, 2019 / Muriel Sargent
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.
So you need to ensure that all traces of the detergent are taken off the awning fabric. It is also important to check the awning thoroughly and ensure that the soap is removed completely. After rinsing the awning you also have to look for signs of dirt. If you identify any dirt the area needs to be scrubbed again. Cleaning Metal Awnings: Many users find it easier to clean the metal awnings in comparison to the fabric awnings. You can use a quality emulsifying detergent to clean the metal awning properly. However the detergent needs to be applied using a pressure washer. Most of the dirt and grime will be removed from the awning by the high-speed spray. After using the pressure washer allow it a few minutes to set. Use the pressure washer again with plain water to rinse the awning thoroughly.
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.