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5 Benefits of Attaching a Retractable Awning to Your Home

Posted on Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 at 10:17 am.
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Attaching a retractable awning to your home provides you with versatile comfort and style.

If you are looking for more ways to enjoy the outdoor spaces of your home, retractable awnings are a great way to start. These awnings provide energy-efficient benefits, can create comfortable outdoor spaces, suit your home design, and offer valuable versatility and control. If you are interested in learning more about what attaching a retractable awning can do for your home, read on to discover the unbeatable benefits of these shade products

Keep Your House Cool During the Summer

Retractable awnings are an excellent tool for keeping your home cool and your expenses low during the summer. You can open your awning on days that are especially hot and bright and use the awning to block excess sunlight from entering your home and raising indoor temperatures. When you protect your home from this sunlight, you decrease your reliance on air conditioning for comfortable temperatures. 

Take Care of Your Outdoor Furniture 

Attaching a retractable awning to your home can do a lot to protect your outdoor furniture. No matter what your furniture is made of, extra protection from the elements always helps the furniture look better and last longer. Awnings help protect upholstery from cracking or drying up after sun exposure. The awnings also keep rain away from the furniture, which helps prevent mold, oxidation, and rust from forming. 

You Don’t Need to Sacrifice Your View

Retractable awnings do not require you to sacrifice any outdoor views for some shade. Retractable awnings are attached to the side of your home and do not require poles for stability. Without those extra poles in your line of sight, you can indulge in your beautiful view in all seasons. Your retractable awning is only there to block the sun and create a comfortable shade. 

Preserve Your Retractable Awning

Retractable awnings are always built with solid frames and durable materials. However, the nature of retractable awnings means that you can decide when you want to close up and protect the awning. If you notice heavy winds or significant snowfall on the way, simply retract your awning for safekeeping.  

Control What Your Awning Does For You

Before attaching your retractable awning, you can design a distinct look for your awning. At Carroll Architectural Shade, we offer our customers numerous fabrics and patterns to choose from for their outdoor space. We can advise the best materials and colors for your awning design goals and can install a beautiful and sturdy new retractable awning. Once it’s installed, you have complete control over how you use your awning on a daily basis. 


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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