Retractable Awning - Sun when you want it!

Todays leading awnings are designed with features that allow you to control the amount of sunlight with the click a button.

Retractable awnings allow you to close (or get rid of) the canopy when you want more light /sun to penatrate, or to open (extend the awning) when you want to keep the hot sun away.

These are great for shade structures and can also be very useful for a patio located adjacent to your home.

Retract and extend awnings offer more flexibility than permanent awnings

  • Motorized vs. hand crank retractable awning - Motorized awnings offer automatic control; with the push of a button from inside your home, your patio awning will retract (close) or extend (open). For the ultimate in retractable some awning models will retract automatically when set up with automatic sun, wind, rain sensors or timer. Hand crank awnings require little effort and generally take about 1 minute to roll down.
  • Retractable patio awning installation - Awning installation is generally not difficult and can be done with the help of one person and an electrician (if required). You can also hire a handyman or carpenter to install your awning if the do it yourself thing doesn't appeal to you.
  • Retractable patio awning fabric - Look for retractable style awnings made with quality solution died acrylic fabrics: Sunbrella, Para, Dickson and more. These all weather fabrics will not mildew, fade, or rot. Also, these woven fabrics are breathable, allowing for better air circulation beneath your awning. Stay away from canvas and cotton retractable type awnings, these are susceptible to mildew and will rot.


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