Advantages of Awnings
A Retractable Patio Awning keeps you up to 14-21 degrees cooler under the awning and also minimizes your exposure to the sun’s harmful rays. Sunbrella awning fabric is endorsed by The American Cancer Society for sun protection. The retractable patio awning provides you and your family with 99% UV protection from the sun’s harmful rays.
Extends Your Living Area
While sitting or dining on your patio you can be cooler and all around more comfortable with your patio cover extended. The Professional Manufacturers Association (PAMA) states “Extending outdoor living with an awning creates a new room without the high costs and complexities of other home additions. Not to be overlooked, these outdoor havens have the potential to give homeowners increased selling power.” They are there when you want or need them and are retracted when you don’t.
Add Value To Your Home
A retractable patio awning extends your living area at a fraction of the cost of a permanent addition. And, it doesn’t darken your home all the time. It’s only out when you need it to be out. They are both aesthetically pleasing and truly useful.
Save On Cooling Costs
By making you up to 21 degrees cooler under the awning and keeping direct sun off your windows and/or doors your air conditioning costs will be lower. Also, when you go out at night you won’t feel that heat radiating up at you because your patio has not been baking in the sun all afternoon.
Peace Of Mind
Motorized Retractable Awnings with electronic controls make the awning a great investment. Automatic Sun sensors send the awning out when brightness tells it to do so.
Wind sensors automatically retract the awning when the wind picks up. You can manually extend the awning any time the wind will allow it but you can never override the wind.
If you extend the awning manually, by turning off the Sun Sensor, and should leave the area unattended, it will still retract when the wind picks up. It takes care of you and itself.