Retractable awnings are designed to fold or roll back when not in use. The retraction may be manual or motorized. Sensors, remote controls, and buttons switches are used to operate the motorized options. These popular outdoor coverings are available in different fabrics. Some common choices include solution-dyed acrylic and vinyl-coated fabrics.
Benefits of Retractable Awnings
Doors, windows, patios, porches, and decks can all benefit from the installation of a beautiful and functional retractable awning. Homeowners and business owners alike enjoy the following advantages with these canopies:
On sunny days, the shade your awning provides can lower temperatures up to 15 degrees. That can lead to a reduction on A/C bills of as much as 25%. So, you pay less and conserve energy!
You even save more money by choosing a retractable covering. This minimizes your awning’s exposure to harsh weather, extending the life of the material. Longevity means less need for costly replacements.
Awnings help keeps things cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. While this boosts your comfort level and saves money, it also protects your furnishings – both inside and out. With the added shade, your furniture isn’t exposed to the fading properties of severe sunlight. A Dropshade option for a Retractable Awning provides even more protection, helping to keep your patio furniture looking like new.
Family members, guests, and customers can enjoy the outdoors with a comfortable area to sit, relax, and dine. By offering protection from the elements, retractable awnings help to create these inviting spaces. For dining establishments, this may attract more business and give you an advantage over the competition. Also, by blocking up to 98% of the sun’s UV rays, you and guests can extend time outside without worrying about the harmful effects of sun exposure.
These benefits demonstrate that retractable awnings are more than decorative. But they are very pleasing to the eye. You can select different patterns, colors, or designs. Plus, by minimizing fading, you further enhance the appearance of your property.
Happily, you can mount a retractable awning almost anywhere outside your home or business. At Custom Canvas Works, we can create custom retractable awnings for your residential or commercial property. Call us today to discuss your awning requirements.
Need inspiration? Or just want to see what we’ve designed in custom work? Check Out Our Retractable Awning Gallery below!