Types of Retractable Awnings

You have invested in your gorgeous home or weekend retreat. However, you might be missing out on the full joys of outdoor living if you have yet to design a cozy and relaxing nook outside.

If you find yourself unable to enjoy your beautiful yard, patio, or swimming pool because your outdoor space is being baked in the sun, it may be time to look into a retractable awning.

Read on to learn more about the different types of retractable awnings you could install.

What Are Retractable Awnings?

Awnings are traditionally sheets of material that are attached to the outside of your home to offer protection against the sun. They can hang over a door or window to block light from coming indoors. They can also be placed over an outdoor seating area containing outdoor furniture.

However, a more versatile option is to install retractable awnings.

Retractable awnings give you flexibility. Maybe you want to bask in the sun when it is not too hot, perhaps enjoying your morning coffee outside on a colder day. Or, maybe you want to pull the awning over to protect yourself from the scorching sun in the afternoon.

This added control helps you remain comfortable no matter the weather. When extended, the awning will shade you, protecting you and your family from the sun and harsh UV rays. When it’s retracted, you can enjoy the warm sun.

Styles of Retractable Awnings

You have many options when it comes to choosing your retractable awnings and customizing your outdoor shade.

You can choose from hundreds of different fabric styles, such as solid colors or patterns, to perfectly enhance the design of your home. You can also choose 4 frame colors.

The main difference between retractable awnings is whether they will be manual or motorized.

Manual Awnings

If you prefer a more cost-effective option, manual awnings are a great choice. With manual awnings, you can easily adjust the shade cover by using a crank to move it in and out as needed. While it requires some physical effort, manual awnings still offer excellent protection from the elements and allow you to create a comfortable outdoor space.

Motorized Awnings

Experience the ultimate convenience with motorized awnings that provide shade at the touch of a button! With a motorized system, you can easily open and close your awnings using a remote control, making it effortless to adjust the shade levels on a sunny day.

To enhance the convenience even further, you can also opt to install weather sensors that automatically close your awnings if it gets too windy. This added feature ensures that your awnings are protected from potential damage caused by strong winds, providing you with peace of mind and hassle-free operation.

Motorized awnings are a modern and efficient solution for controlling the shade in your outdoor space, allowing you to effortlessly create a comfortable and enjoyable environment with just a simple touch of a button. Say goodbye to the hassle of manually adjusting your awnings and embrace the convenience of motorized awnings for a seamless outdoor experience.

Bring on the Shade

Now that you have learned about the main types of retractable awnings, you can get your own custom-made to fit your outdoor space. Nothing else needs to stand in the way of you enjoying the summer outdoors.

Take a look at the different designs we offer, and contact us today for an onsite estimate.