A RETRACTABLE AWNING CAN BE A GREAT WAY TO PROTECT YOUR PATIO

EVEN IF YOU LOVE THE HOT WEATHER, SOMETIMES IT’S SIMPLY TOO SCORCHING TO BASK IN THE SUN. ON THESE DAYS, YOU CAN EITHER CHOOSE TO STAY INDOORS, BLASTING THE AC, OR YOU CAN STAY COOL OUTSIDE BY INSTALLING A RETRACTABLE AWNING FOR YOUR PATIO.

A retractable awning uses fabric to draw shade over your patio to protect it from the blazing heat and also retracts on the days when you want to get a tan.

If you’re considering getting a retractable awning, you should take the pros and cons into account, including the durability, cost, and value. Be sure to contact your local awning contractors for a customized consultation.

The Pros of Retractable Patio Awnings

Keep You and Your Home Cool

Of course retractable awnings shade the exterior of your home from the heat, but they can also help to keep the interior cool. These awnings can lower the inside temperature by up to 15 degrees, reducing the need for air conditioners. Over time, this may result in energy savings.

Protect Your Furniture

Furniture tends to be sensitive to bleaching and drying out with long periods of sun exposure. A retractable patio awning is an excellent way to protect both your outdoor and indoor furniture from the heat and sun exposure. That means more years with your favorite lounge chair.

Depending on what material you use on your patio, these awnings can also protect the sun from bleaching that surface too.

Flexible

Retractable awnings have a longer lifespan than fixed awnings. Even though non-retractable awnings are cheaper, they aren’t as durable. Fixed awnings are more likely to get damaged and easily torn during storms. Retractable awnings can easily fold up during a windstorm or heavy rainfall, which will protect them.

Great Investment

Retractable patio awnings provide protection from the heat, increasing how much time you’ll want to spend outdoors. You’ll see a good ROI for your retractable patio awning since the initial cost is minimal compared to adding a roof for your deck. It also means more time by the pool on sunny afternoons with friends and family.

Convenient

Retractable awnings are made of vinyl, canvas, or water-resistant fabric, meaning you can pick from plenty of options. They are also either automated or manually operated. Motorized awnings usually come with a sensor for wind or rain, timers, and remote controls, making the awning much more convenient to use, though they’ll typically cost more.