Awning Ideas / February 22, 2019 / Muriel Sargent
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.
By controlling sunlight you ll find yourself getting more use out of the amenities and spaces you already own: poolside deck balcony patio; grill gazebo outdoor bar hot tub. But there s more. Awnings act as an extension of your home adding square footage to your home or commercial building. They allow you to expand the look and feel of your interior into the outdoors serving as an architectural addition but without the typical costs. No contractor or expensive installation is required. In the residential setting this results in outdoor space for entertaining relaxing and eating. In the business setting it means additional room to seat patrons serve customers or hold meetings. In both cases the "outdoor rooms" end up adding value to the business or home. On top of this awnings result in direct energy savings. Installed strategically they make the inside of a building up to 15 degrees cooler cutting direct sunlight and shading windows.
The awning color goes well with white home exteriors. Also you can consider it if your exterior paint has different shades of yellow in it. It is also a good idea to complement your pale yellow exterior paint by installing a mustard yellow awning. Brown: While evaluating the shades of brown awning you must ensure that it adds dimensions to your home exterior paint. Also you can consider creating a seamless transition between the color of your exterior paint and the brown awning. For those who are regularly out and about in their four wheel drive pulling over for lunch is usually controlled by where you can set the vehicle up. You want somewhere that offers shade is out of the wind and out of the way! However with the popularity of 4WD Awnings taking off you may have a much easier solution! 4WD Awnings pull out from the side or rear of your vehicle and set up in a few minutes providing instant protection from the weather.