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3 Types of Durable Deck Awnings

Posted on Thursday, August 18th, 2022 at 9:45 am.
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Installing deck awnings can create a more comfortable outdoor space.

A deck can be a wonderful outdoor space but can often become too uncomfortable on those sunniest of days. If you want to add extra shade—and style—to your deck, a new awning may be the perfect addition. You can design awnings with Carroll Architectural Shade in a number of styles, so your new shade product can seamlessly fit with your home design. Three primary deck awnings you may consider are retractable awnings, fixed awnings, and motorized awnings. Consider the unique advantages that come with each type of deck awning before making your decision. 

Retractable Awnings

Retractable deck awnings are a popular choice for homeowners who want options. You can use your awnings to provide shade on hot days and retract them when you have more cloud coverage. Awnings are made of waterproof fabric and can be attached to the side of your house. Your retractable awning can be manually operated or operated with an electric motor. 

When designing your awning, explore the many size, fabric, and color options available. Our Carroll Architectural Shade designers will also help you select materials that ensure durability and many years of use for your new awning. 

Fixed Awnings

A fixed awning is attached to your house but cannot retract. It is often made of canvas or metal and provides shade and protection year-round from the sun and rain. Fixed awnings can also be customized to suit your existing home design and color palette. 

Fixed deck awnings are ideal for people who want to enjoy the outdoors without worrying about the weather. If you have outdoor furniture or appliances, they can be covered by your awnings. The experts should install your fixed awning so it is durable and built to withstand all weather conditions. 

Motorized Awnings

Motorized deck awnings are another excellent option for adding shade to your outdoor living area. These awnings can be retracted or extended with the mere push of a button, which makes them incredibly convenient. Motorized awnings are quite durable as they’re made with high-quality, heavy-duty materials. 

Motorized awnings can also come with wind and rain sensors, which means they can automatically retract if the weather becomes too strong. By retracting, the awning avoids the risk of damage from strong winds. 

As with all awnings, the experienced team at Carroll Architectural Shade will help you design an awning that looks great with your home and is installed for maximum durability. 


Through our combined locations in Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., Carroll Architectural Shade provides innovative craftsmanship, superb service, competitive pricing, and unfailing attention to detail for customers throughout Maryland and Virginia.

Our highly skilled craftsmen design and custom manufacture shade products in-house, including commercial awnings, residential awnings, retractable awnings, roll-up curtains, aluminum awnings, and flat metal canopies. Founded in 1958 by James Carroll Sr., and still family-owned by his sons today, Carroll Architectural Shade remains committed to delivering top-quality craftsmanship and service.

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