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How to Enjoy the Flexibility Retractable Awnings Bring to Your Home

Posted on Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 at 10:52 am.
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Learn how retractable awnings can suit your home.

Adding an awning to your home is an excellent way to create more comfortable outdoor living spaces and provide your home with beneficial shade during hot summers. When selecting your awning design, you can choose a fixed awning or a retractable awning. Retractable awnings can offer valuable flexibility in both style and function. Read on if you want to learn more about how a retractable awning can improve your home comfort.

Retractable Awnings Can Change with the Weather

The most significant benefit of retractable awnings is how their design increases their versatility. When you can retract your awning, you have the option of opening or closing the shade structure whenever you prefer. If the sun is exceptionally bright and harsh, you can pull out your awning to create a shady oasis. Or, if the day is cloudy, you can close your awning and enjoy the view of the sky. Alternatively, if you encounter a rainy day, you can open your awning to protect outdoor furniture and tools from water damage. 

High-Quality Materials Protect Your Awning

You don’t need to sacrifice quality when installing a retractable awning. These awnings are designed to be durable and withstand fading and damage caused by sun exposure or moisture. Even though you’re able to, you won’t need to close your awning every time you experience intense weather conditions. 

Awnings Let You Customize Your Home Design

Suppose you want to benefit from the shading and cooling benefits of a retractable awning, but you don’t want to commit to adding a fixed awning to your home design. In that case, retractable awnings are an excellent compromise. When you want to utilize these advantageous home accessories, you can open your awning. Then, when you want your home’s architecture or design to stand out, you can close your awning to let the exterior designs shine through. 

Retractable Awnings Are Easy for Anyone to Use

Your retractable awning will either have a hand crank or be equipped with a motor for easy opening and closing. Both of these methods are designed to be easy to operate by anyone. This means operating your awning isn’t a task that requires super strength, a technician, or special tools. Whenever you are ready to open or close your awning, you can do it! 


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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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