What you need to know about motorized awnings

Published On: October 23, 2020|Categories: Awnings|

The outside space to your home can become an extension of your living space, but if it’s exposed to the elements, you might find it’s uncomfortable to spend a lot of time there. If you have the option of covering an outdoor area to create an entertaining space, an awning is a great feature to make sure you get the most out of your Ottawa home. Motorized awnings allow you and your family to enjoy your outdoor living space and get the most of your yard.

Here’s what you need to know about getting a motorized awning for your yard before you buy one.


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A motorized awning will be more expensive than a manual one, just because there are more moving parts. Even though the budget for a motorized awning should be higher than a manual one, you will still have options to determine the cost of your awning. Factors like size, fabric chosen, and mechanical options will further determine your motorized awning cost.


Recent technology can be added to motorized awnings to customize what you want for your home. Options can include weather sensors that detect changes in the weather and that automatically open or close your awning accordingly. These sensors can help if a storm is coming; for example – your awning will retract, so it doesn’t get ruined by high winds.


You can mount your awning almost anywhere you want, but you will want to consider a few factors. Where you put the awning will determine how much space it covers and what area gets covered. You will want to make sure you mount it in an area that will be easy to access in case you need to perform maintenance on it.

Manual Override

Some motorized awnings will come with the option of a manual override. This can help the event that you use a remote, and the batteries die or have an app on your smartphone, but it’s not working properly. You can choose to have this option if you want, or you can have it completely motorized.

More Use

If the awning is motorized, it’s easier for you to open and close it when needed, so you’ll likely want to use it more. And with more use, you will feel like you’re getting your money out of your investment. It may also be a bonus feature for your home should you want to sell your home in the future.

A motorized awning attached to your home can give you the use of your outdoor space that you previously didn’t have. An awning will help create an area that you can entertain guests in, enjoy dinner under, and perhaps even create a temporary office to work outside. Give yourself the gift of enjoying the yard space of your Ottawa home with a motorized awning, and you will even add to the look of your home so that your curb appeal will increase.

To learn more about your options for motorized awnings, contact Jans Awnings today!

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