As soon as you begin shopping for awnings, you realize that this will not be an easy decision. There are so many different types of awnings to choose from! Fixed awnings made from various materials like metal and vinyl are common, but in many cases, they're not the best option. Retractable awnings have many benefits over their fixed-in-place cousins.
You can enjoy the sun when you want.
A fixed awning always blocks the sun. If there is a cooler day when you might actually want to enjoy some sunshine on your patio, then you won't be able to. A retractable awning, on the other hand, can be opened or closed as desired. This allows you to bask in the sun or the shade, depending on your preferences that day. You can even spend a little time in the sun and then open the awning when you get too warm.
You don't have to worry about snow piling on the awning.
Snow can be a danger to many fixed awnings. They are not always designed to support the weight of excessive snow and may collapse in the dead of winter. On the other hand, you can pull a retractable awning back so that snow does not land on it and compromise it. You can roll the awning out for some shelter on nicer winter days but then roll it back up before the snow starts falling again.
You won't totally obstruct the view.
If you have a really nice view of the surrounding landscape, you don't want it to be blocked off by a permanent awning. With a retractable awning, you can always roll the awning up to enjoy the view to the fullest. This also makes retractable awnings a good choice if you have neighbors whose view might be obstructed if you were to put up a permanent awning.
You can remove the awning to clean it.
A permanent awning needs to be cleaned in-place. But a retractable awning can be removed so that you are able to scrub it clean more easily and safely. There are awning cleaning services that will come do this for you if you're not comfortable standing on a ladder to remove the awning.
Retractable awnings are a good choice for many homeowners. Contact a company that installs them, and try to get an estimate. These awnings are often more affordable than you might assume.Share
11 September 2020
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