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A Guide for Selecting Your Best Retractable Awnings

Posted on Thursday, February 16th, 2023 at 9:57 am.
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Find the best retractable awnings for your home with Carroll Architectural Shade.

Retractable awnings can provide your property with numerous awnings. But, like all shade products, every retractable awning differs from the next. When you work with experienced designers at Carroll Architectural Shade, you can create a new awning for your home or business that suits your design, budget, and comfort needs. Before selecting your best retractable awnings, consider the durability, warranty, sizing, color, and features of your new shade product. 

Retractable Awning Durability 

When selecting your best retractable awnings, you want to work with a company you can trust to use high-quality and long-lasting materials. Carroll Architectural Shade uses Aristocrat awnings, designed and manufactured by Craft-Bilt Manufacturing Company. This American manufacturer has been around since 1946 and knows how to provide the best products with excellent engineering. 

Check Your Awning Warranty

Make sure your new retractable awnings have a satisfying warranty. If you are investing in a product, you want to ensure that the product is worthwhile and that the warranty covers any problems. At Carroll Architectural Shade, you can find lifetime warranties on your products. 

Find the Right Awning Size

Selecting the best size for your retractable awnings can be a challenging task. There are two primary factors to consider: the space that needs to be shaded and the direction the awning will face. You can determine the best size for your retractable awnings based on these two factors. It can be helpful to measure the size of the area you wish to cover, as that can give you an idea of how large your awning should be. 

The Best Colors for Retractable Awnings

Retractable awnings are installed on the exterior of your building and are an accessory that will be easily noticeable. Therefore, you want to choose awning colors that complement your building design and add to the beauty of your building rather than diminish it. 

Features and Add-Ons for Your Best Retractable Awnings

A dependable awning manufacturer will provide you with a number of features and add-ons for your new awning. Before selecting your new awning, you should look at all options. The experienced designers at Carroll Architectural Shade can help you consider the best options for your awning and your shade needs. You can add a range of accessories to your awnings, including: 

  • Rain and Sun Sensors
  • Wind Sensors
  • Dual-Layer Fabric
  • Side Curtains
  • MyLink Awning Controls 
  • LED Light Kits 

If you are ready to design your best retractable awnings, contact Carroll Architectural Shade to discuss your options. 


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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