Retractable awnings are simple structures that generally attach to your home in order to provide additional shade to either the deck or patio area. Manufacturers of retractable awnings make not only basic but advanced awnings which now come in plenty of colors and patterns. Even better, motorized awnings allow you to control your awning by a small remote control.
These retractable awnings can be expanded and closed with a simple remote control device. Because they are powered by an electrical charge, you do not have to use a hand crank to open the awning each time. Because awnings come in many sizes, even picky homeowners can generally find the right model to provide shade for your deck or patio area.
On the other hand, manually powered awnings do the same job as a motorized awning, and will save you money in the meantime. How? These awnings cost less to manufacture, and because they don’t have a motor, they cost less to the customer. That means more work for the homeowner, who then has to open and close the awning with a hand crank. But if you don’t think you will pull in the awning on a regular basis, this may be the way to go for you.
Retractable awnings are available at stores like Wal-Mart, Costco and Lowes. Generally the price is usually good at these retailers, sizes and color selection are usually small. Consider a different approach if you are looking for something special is to find a local dealer, or consider buying from the manufacturer.
When shopping for an outdoor awnings, there are a couple of names that are well known for making quality products. The name that is the most well known is the Sunsetter brand, with Durasol being another well known national name. All of these companies offer quality retractable awnings at a decent price. Variety is the name of the game with these manufacturers, as they can provide you several options as far as colors and patterns.
There are several reasons to make that deck a cool place to relax with the ones you love. A retractable awning may be the ticket to a more comfortable patio area. At the same time, homeowners can beautify your porch with the pattern or color that best suits your home.