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Motorized Retractable Awnings And Other Window Treatments

Updated on October 8, 2010

Blissful Shade With Porch Metal Awnings And Retractable Canvas Sun Setter Awnings

One sure way to improve outdoor living and entertainment, is by installing porch metal awnings or a retractable canvas deck awning. You are sure to find a shade that coordinates perfectly with your home's exterior and architecture, as well as with your patio furniture.

Let's take a quick look at the various options when choosing porch metal awnings or canvas Sun Setter awnings:


1. Portable Awnings

This is your simplest and most affordable option. These are freestanding. Apart from the lower price tag, the main benefit is that you can move them to the location you are using. However, they will never be as effective as one of the permanently installed awnings.

2. Canopy Awnings

A canopy type awning is stationary. In other words, it is installed fully extended and remains that way permanently, irrespective of the elements. This means that, if it is snowing, it will collect snow. If it is windy, it will have to withstand strong gusts. This may not be the most suitable option for your living environment.

3. Canvas Retractable Residential Awnings

A canvas retractable awning will always be in high demand. They are more expensive, but their benefits are far more noticeable. They are installed permanently, but the canvas can be rolled up when you don't need the awning. You can therefore protect the residential awning from damage when there is a snow storm, for example. They come in colorful fabrics that are treated to be resistant to sun damage and fading.

4. Motorized Or Automatic Retractable Awnings

If you love lounging about, you will enjoy having amotorized Sun Setter awning or Sunbrella awning! You can be as lazy as you wish to be and simply use a remote control unit to open or close your awning. Come on, you must at least be willing to move one or two fingers! All right, if you can't do that, you can go so far as to choose an awning that comes equipped with weather sensors. That means you won't even have to move a finger if the wind begins to gust - the sensor will automatically activate the awning to retract.

3 Benefits Of Installing Motorized Residential Awnings

1. UV Protection

We all love the sun, but know that it quickly becomes a bit much. You can protect your family and your furnishings from the harshness of the sun with one of these shading options in place. Your drapes and furniture will remain fade-free for much longer.

2. More Enjoyable Entertainment

Once you have these window coverings in place, your friends and family should enjoy themselves more when you have your next patio or deck party. The heat will be less bothersome and unexpected changes in the weather won't faze you.

3. Better Energy Efficiency

With the innovative designs and latest fabric technology, your home should remain cooler during the summer months. You should see a reduced energy bill as a result.

Other Helpful Resources

Features Of Sun Setter Awnings


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      Rika Susan 9 years ago from South Africa

      Thanks countrywomen! That really is a nice word - Sunbrella. Clever folks!

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      countrywomen 9 years ago from Washington, USA

      Nice hub and nice word Sunbrella (Sun+Umbrella) ...hehe