The Versatility of Retractable Awnings
With spring and summer right around the corner, our thoughts turn to those warm sunny days spending time outdoors in our backyards. And what better way is there to lull the hours away than under the comfort and shade of a retractable awning.
You can comfortably enjoy time on your patio during the warm summer months because an awning can provide maximum protection from the heat of the scorching sun. Adding an awning to your exterior space is a very inexpensive way to extend your outdoor living area.
Awnings offer both protection and beauty to any patio while helping to reduce energy costs. They can add charm and personality to your home and transform a plain façade into something special. Awnings can increase the value of your home because they set your home apart from the rest.
Although most patio awnings are designed mainly for sun protection, some are designed to protect against rain and higher levels of wind. You will no longer be chased indoors by wind gusts, rain showers or even downpours.
In additional to their attractiveness, awnings keep your home much cooler during the heat of the summer months. They help reduce air conditioning costs by decreasing the amount of heat that infiltrates the inside of your home by as much as 77%. They protect the interior furnishings from bleaching out by the sun’s rays and reduce sunlight glare through your windows by as much as 94%.
Awnings have changed over the years with structures that are much stronger and water resistance fabrics, like Sunbrella™, that are more weather resistant. Even with these advances in both technology and material, extreme weather including sun, rain and wind can wreak havoc with your awnings longevity. Your awning versus the weather can be managed and maintained by both you and the quality of your awning.
A retractable awning offers the benefits of leaving your patio free and clear of poles and gives a homeowner the option of full sun, part sun or full shade. Since the metals arms are adjustable, you can change the pitch of the awning to your desired position to maximize your protection.
Retractable awnings are ideal for rooms that generate excessive heat due to extreme temperatures of the sun. However, you can easily control the amount of light entering into your home and opt for maximizing brightness on overcast days. They provide excellent coverage during a light shower because the standard awning fabric is highly water-repellent.
Patio awnings are available using a hand crank manual operation, but for those people who want the ultimate ease of operation, retractable awnings also come with a motorized system. A motorized system offers the convenience of positioning by operating a wall switch or remote control. It couldn’t be simpler.
There are many styles and colours to choose among to fit any outdoor décor. If you want to make a statement with an attractive and versatile awning, Jans Awnings has over 15 years of experience in providing customers with quality and service.
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