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The Benefits of Retractable Patio Awnings

Posted on Thursday, May 20th, 2021 at 10:55 am.
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Retractable patio awnings can provide flexible shade and comfort for your backyard.

During the hot summer months, homeowners are often torn between wanting to sit outside enjoying the beautiful, bright scenery and wanting to stay inside to recover from the heat. Fortunately, a comfortable shady outdoor area can help homeowners find a cozy compromise between indoors and outdoors. Retractable patio awnings are an extremely useful addition to your backyard space. These additions can provide ample shade and protection for your patio, and their retractable nature means that you can close them if you don’t require that shade. Retractable patio awnings have several benefits; read on to discover why this home shade product is worth installing. 

Protection From the Sun

The most noticeable benefit of a new retractable patio awning is that it will protect you from the sunlight. When using your awning, you can stay outside for as long as you like, enjoying the scenery and warmth without getting overheated. 

Plan a Stay-Cation in Your Backyard

Another great advantage brought by retractable patio awnings is the comfort it brings. By installing a patio awning, you extend the comfort of indoors out onto your patio. The cool, comfortable space you create can be used for endless afternoon lounging or a mid-afternoon summer meal. If your summer is going to be full of more stay-cations than vacations, you won’t mind at all when relaxing underneath your cool awning shade.

Block the Sun, But Not the View

If you have a particularly scenic backyard view, your patio awning will enable you to enjoy that view without interference. Without your awning, you may have to retreat indoors to cool off. At the same time, you want to enjoy the beautiful scenery that your backyard provides throughout the summer. When you sit under a patio awning, you can cool off as you would indoors while getting an expansive view of your natural surroundings. 

Save Energy Expenses

Retractable patio awnings can help you save on your energy bill when placed over your patio windows or doors. These awnings not only shade the outside but the inside of your home as well. The awning will block direct sunlight from entering your home and can cool the indoor temperature by as much as 15 degrees. This means that your air conditioner won’t need to run as often, and the temperature won’t need to be set so low. These slight adjustments can make a big difference in your utility bill. 

Customize Your Home

Your new patio awning can be customized to fit your home exactly. Your new retractable awning does not need to be a drab, utilitarian accessory but instead can be designed precisely to suit your existing home design. You can choose between different fabrics, colors, and patterns with the designers at Carroll Architectural Shade. When you find your favorite design, your new retractable patio awning will not only be a helpful addition but a beautiful one as well. 


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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