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Retractable Awnings: How Do They Work?

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In this blog, we’ll explain how retractable awnings are supposed to work.

Retractable awnings have been a topic of discussion on this blog in the past. However, now seems like a good time for a refresher on how they work. In this blog, we’ll explain how retractable awnings are supposed to work. Please read along with us, and you may learn something you didn’t already know. Learning something new is almost always pleasant.

Let’s Learn About Retractable Awnings!

Knowledge is power, folks. So let’s learn about retractable awnings, one of our specialties here at Carroll Awning Company. But two big questions remain. How do they work? And what makes them stand out from other types of awnings?

Awesome Versatility: Retractable awnings are awesomely versatile. You’ll have plenty of choices when it comes to such factors as size, style, and color. The fabrics and structures are also up to you. You can even choose the type of arm it will operate on.

Easy to Handle: Whether the awnings you choose are manual or automatic, they are easy to handle. Manual retractable awnings depend on a user and a hand crank. These are particularly useful for homeowners. But of course, you can also get awnings that roll up for storage. These awnings might have to be extended on opening, or they might open automatically.

Motor-Operated: Automatic awnings that can retract provide another blessing. This blessing is the ability to be motor-operated. With a single button press, the awning will either open or close. Many manufacturers include a remote control for this purpose. Another fantastic feature is a manual override – for those inevitable times when you will lose power. Storms that come along with the warmth of spring and summer can easily knock out your power. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your awnings.

It’s Telescopic: Yes, some retractable awnings have telescopic arms. The arms are typically filled with gas. Once filled with gas, they are ready for use. Especially in smaller models of patio awnings. If you choose to have a retractable awning with a telescopic arm, you should know it will be rather more expensive. The extra expense stems from the possibility of the gas leaking. If the gas leaks, then it obviously needs replacement and refilling.

Trust the Experts at Carroll Awning Company

Ready to get the perfect awning for your apartment building, business, or home? Carroll Awning Company has the expertise and equipment to make and install the perfect residential or commercial awning to give your home or business an even cooler exterior. We can design, create, and install custom canopies and awnings all year long. For a free estimate and to get started designing your dream awning, give us a call at 1-800-999-5617 or visit us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.