Have the sun when you want it or the shade when you need it. That’s an outstanding advantage of retractable awnings. In only seconds you can turn your hot patio or deck into a cool shaded retreat. This "outdoor room" can be 20 degrees cooler after you push the button. Retractable awnings are an ideal way to block sun and rain without permanently altering a floor or erecting obstructive support poles. Unlike a permanent fixed patio awning, retractable awnings mount directly to the house and project when needed, but it can be retracted when not in use. Retractable awnings can be custom made to fit the width of nearly any patio or deck. The awning fabric cover itself is typically made of a durable fabric.
One of the most popular options is a hood which both protects the retractable awning and gives a "finished look" to the home. Another option many homeowners choose is a wireless wind sensor. The wind sensor automatically retracts the retractable awning when the wind velocity exceeds a pre-set speed. The obvious advantage of this feature is protection from wind damage.
A very popular option is a built-in panel that drops down from the front of the awning. This see-thru panel blocks the sun when it is low in the sky plus gives protection from the wind. The many color choices allow homeowners to choose one that perfectly blends with their home.
Motorized Retractable Awnings
Motorized retractable awnings extend and retract at the push of a button if you choose a motorized model. Motorized retractable awnings can be equipped with a manual override motor.
Manual Retractable Awnings
Manual retractable awnings can be easily operated with a simple turn of a handle.