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How to Find Your Best Retractable Awning Design

Posted on Thursday, May 11th, 2023 at 10:29 am.
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Carroll Architectural Shade can help you find your best retractable awning design.

There are many awning designs homeowners can choose from, but many prefer retractable awnings. These awnings are ideal for those who want to decide when to open or close their awnings to take advantage of sunlight or shade when they prefer. Retractable awnings are versatile and can cover your windows, doorways, and backyard decks or patios. If you want to find the best retractable awning design for your home, you must look for a design with high-quality fabrics, materials, durability, and the color and size you need. When you work with the experienced design team at Carroll Architectural Shade, you can create your ideal awning that lasts for years.

Fabric Quality 

As you select your best retractable awning design, you want to ensure that every piece of your awning contains high-quality materials. This includes the fabric on your awning, which must endure various outdoor conditions. The fabric should be water-repellent and resistant to stains and fading, so your awning can look fantastic for years to come. 

At Carroll Architectural Shade, we provide our clients with the best materials for their unique awnings. Instead of settling for the low-quality fabric and materials that often come with pre-made, standardized awnings, you can enjoy high-quality results when you invest in a new awning design from our team. 


Your awnings must be durable to be fully effective. When you work closely with the awning designers of Carroll Architectural Shade, you can be sure that your awning is built precisely with the materials it needs to remain durable. This excellent construction includes the mechanism that powers the retractable motion of your awning. Our design team can also advise you on the best maintenance methods to keep your awnings functioning properly after years of use. 

Awning Size 

Selecting your best retractable awning design involves finding the ideal size. The two critical measurements are the width and the projection. Carroll Architectural Shade offers our clients a range of widths and projections so you can find the retractable awning design ideal for your needs. If you want awnings to cover your windows, you will necessarily need an awning with a relatively small width and projection. However, if you want your awning to cover your patio, the width and projection will be much larger. You can design both at Carroll Architectural Shade

Awning Color

Finally, as you decide on your best retractable awning design, you will want to consider the color of your awning. Your selected color will influence how well your awning fits your existing design. Depending on the awning placement, you may want to find a color or pattern that matches your home’s siding, window shutters, front door, or window and door frames. These exterior design elements can help you find the best color for your awning. When you have found the best color, your awning can be added to your property, enhancing its visual appeal rather than detracting from it. 


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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