July 15, 2024

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Retractable Awnings – The ‘Awning’ of a New Day

Retractable Awnings – The ‘Awning’ of a New Day

Awnings have always been used to add curb appeal and resale value to residential and commercial buildings. They also provide increased energy efficiency by deflecting sunlight and heat away from windows, reducing energy and cooling costs.

Lately, retractable awnings have become more and more popular due to their ability to add both style and functionality to any building. They are able to be extended and retracted as needed. The sun shelter can be extended to entirely cover a deck or patio, or extended partially, in any increment, to provide just the right balance of sunlight and shade.

Add Style and Beauty

Retractable awnings are available in many styles, sizes and designs. Hundreds of patterns and designs are available to coordinate directly with your home design, outdoor furniture, and landscaping. There are thousands of combinations that can be derived from the many styles, types, sizes, colors, and patterns available.

Adding a retractable canopy is a great way to add beauty and curb appeal to your home, thereby increasing the value of your home. And as opposed to traditional ones, there are no unsightly poles or permanent framework used to detract from the beauty.


While retractable sunshades can provide your home with elegance and style, they are just as useful as they are beautiful. It is this combination of function and beauty that make retractable sunscreens so popular and such a good investment.


While extended, retractable awnings can provide a whole host of functional benefits. Most modern ones can provide up to 99% UV protection, allowing safety for the whole family while outdoors, and allowing you to enjoy more time outdoors with your loved ones.

These sun shelters provide great energy-efficiency benefits as well. By shielding your home’s windows from up to 94% of direct sunlight, they can reduce heat-gain in your home by up to 77% on awning-covered windows and doors.

The use of an canopy can greatly enhance your outdoor living area, allowing you to have more use of your patio or deck.


While extremely functional when extended, the true elegance of a retractable awning is found in its ability to be retracted as needed. This can be accomplished either manually, through the use of standard hand cranks, or through the use of automated electronic motors with push-button control.

The awning retracts into a low-profile protective ‘hood’ attached to the wall. When retracted, it is safely shielded from damaging weather elements, such as strong winds and driving rain, which can greatly damage traditional awnings.

Should you find the desire to bask in the sunlight, rather than the shade, simply retract your canopy and in seconds you have completely transformed your outdoor living area.


Be sure to hire an experienced installation expert to install your retractable awning. Look for a company with a good reputation and experience.