Retractable Patio Awnings
Are you tired of getting skin burns from the scorching summer sun or getting rained on in your backyard? Retractable patio awnings featuring Sunbrella fabric provide a perfect way of increasing the size of your home’s outdoor spaces while keeping elements at bay.
The application of these shades is on the uptrend, and the many homeowners who have installed them, are continually enjoying a plethora of benefits that come with the awnings.
What is a Retractable Patio Awning?
Retractable patio awnings are the trending home improvement innovation that replaced traditional canopy shades. They are usually made of canvas or fabric and our domestic awnings come in open cassette, semi-cassette, or full cassette.
As the name suggests, they are retractable (can be folded) and the operating mechanism involves the use of an electrical motor or manual cranking. Our custom-made Sunbrella fabric awnings come with frames and they can be mounted against walls or hung on doorways amongst many other uses.
Why are Retractable Patio Awnings so important?
If you are an outdoor enthusiast, retractable patio awnings provide flexible and perfect solutions for achieving shaded areas within your patio.
Some of the benefits why you should consider installing them include:
Protection against Harmful UV-Radiation
In summer, the sun may shine so hot, a scenario that makes it almost impossible to bask directly under it. Even worse, direct exposure to UV rays can cause sunburns and in extreme cases skin cancer—not the nicest facts to know.
But with properly installed retractable patio awnings, you get to enjoy the great outdoors in shaded areas without worrying about the harmful effects of UV radiation.
Increases the Value of your Home
The use of well-designed custom Sunbrella fabrics not only helps to increase the size of your livable space but also increases the ROI of your property. The retractable patio awnings come in different designs, shapes, and colors and are customized to improve your home’s aesthetic appearance, which is crucial in adding value to your property.
Improved Home Preservation
When doors and windows are exposed to direct sun rays, they fade and lose their strength. Even worse, the rays enter through these openings, compromising your home’s fittings and other furniture.
The good news is that installing shades in these entryways provides an ultimate solution to mitigate the aforementioned problem. The awnings play a crucial role in limiting the exposure of your fittings and furniture to direct sun radiations, thereby prolonging their lifespan.
In summer, when doors and windows are directly exposed to sunlight, they absorb heat, which in turn is transmitted to your indoor space. This means the AC will be in full working capacity, which will definitely increase your energy bill.
However, if you install shades in these entryways, they will help to minimize heat getting into your home, hence helping you save on energy bills. On the other hand, during winter, even though sunlight is minimal, you may retract these structures helping sun rays to get into your home, which assists the heating system to warm your home.
With that in mind, other important benefits of retractable patio awnings are that they are easy to install and maintain, affordable to buy, and convenient.
For more information on retractable patio awnings, contact us.