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Retractable Awnings: An Awning for All Seasons

Posted on Thursday, December 31st, 2020 at 10:15 am.
retractable awnings for all seasons

Retractable awnings provide your property with versatile year-round function.

Retractable awnings are an excellent addition to any residential or commercial property. If you are interested in providing extra shade or comfortable living space to your property, they can give you that. However, if you want to avoid the hassle of removing your awning every winter to protect it from snow and ice, retractable awnings make maintenance much more manageable. Carroll Architectural Shade understands the appeal that retractable awnings have for our customers in Maryland and Virginia because customers in these states experience a range of weather throughout the year. If you’re wondering how you can benefit from retractable awnings in every season, read on. 


Retractable awnings, like fixed awnings, can provide you with shade and increased curb appeal in the summer months. You can place your awning over your patio or deck for comfortable sitting spaces. You may also set awnings over windows or doorways to prevent hot sunlight from entering your home or business and increasing indoor temperatures. With awnings, you rely less on air conditioning. At the same time, the exterior of your property benefits from the addition of attractive new awnings. 

Spring and Fall 

Retractable awnings are excellent for the unpredictable weather of the spring and fall seasons. Both seasons bring unpredictable rainstorms and occasionally hot days. On those hot days, you can benefit from the cooling effect your window awnings bring. On rainy days, you can protect your outdoor furniture from the rain with your retractable awning. Then, on those seasonably cool days, you can choose to close your awnings to enjoy the clear sky and pleasant weather. 


As you prepare for winter snow and ice, you will want to protect your awnings. If you have fixed awnings, it can be a bit of a hassle to take the awnings down for the winter, store them, and replace them in the spring. When you have retractable awnings, you can close up the awnings while keeping them in place. When you want to use them again, simply open them back up! 

Retractable awnings are an excellent solution for any homeowner or business owner who enjoys flexibility in their awnings and building design.


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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