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Residential Retractable Awning: What To Think About

Posted on Thursday, June 27th, 2019 at 5:25 pm.
What To Consider When Purchasing A Residential Retractable Awning

Consider the following factors when buying a residential retractable awning.

A retractable awning can be the perfect addition to your home’s exterior. Along with protecting your house from harsh sun and rain, it can also provide extra appeal and make your house look more interesting. Awnings come in many styles, sizes, and prices, so deciding on the best one can be tough. Consider the following factors when buying a residential retractable awning.


Usually, as quality goes up, so does the price. Depending on your environment, the level of quality you need could be different from someone else. A high-quality residential retractable awning is made from better materials. Good fabrics are waterproof, easy to clean, can protect against UV rays, and don’t fade when exposed to the sun. The most effective metal framing tends to be made from aluminum because it is strong, light, and doesn’t rust.


When choosing a residential retractable awning, you’ll also need to consider the price. Better quality usually means higher prices, so you’ll want to find an awning that compromises between your style and your budget. It’s important to note that you’ll need to pay for repairs and replacements over time, so be sure to factor those costs into your purchase.

Retracting Mechanism

A residential retractable awning uses a retracting mechanism. This can be manual or motorized. Some people may be content with a manual winder if they aren’t bothered by having to do things by hand. For other people, a remote-controlled retracting mechanism might be necessary for them. These motorized variants are better for people who might not be able to perform the task of using a manual winder. The trade-off, however, is that they can suffer from technical issues, and also run a higher risk of needing repairs.

Visual Impact

Of course, you’ll want the residential retractable awning to function properly. That doesn’t mean it has to be unappealing. Choose an awning that you like that also serves the necessary functions for your home. There are two main styles of residential retractable awnings: classic styles, and hip roof styles, also known as the “Marchesa.” Both styles offer unique benefits. Since you’ll be looking at this awning every day, make sure to pick carefully.

Warranties And Guarantees

Check what warranties and guarantees you’ll have buying a residential retractable awning. You want to be sure you are protected if anything does wrong with the awning. Good awning companies will always have a guarantee for you.

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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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