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Should You Install Retractable Patio Awnings?

Posted on Thursday, April 7th, 2022 at 10:09 am.
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Retractable patio awnings can provide your home with extra style and versatility.

As warmer temperatures gradually arrive, spending time outdoors becomes easier and more enjoyable. However, even if you enjoy the heat, there are times when spending time in the sun can quickly become uncomfortable. While you can go inside and blast the AC, if you want to enjoy the fresh air, you can cool off your patio by installing a retractable patio awning. A retractable awning gives you a choice to provide shade for your patio on those extra sunny days. On cloudy days, you can close your awning. If you are considering installing this convenient feature, read on to learn more about what retractable patio awnings can do for you. 

Maintain Your Home Temperature 

Retractable patio awnings shade your patio, but they also shade the interior of your home. These awnings will provide shade to any windows or doors on your patio, limiting the amount of direct sunlight that pours into your home and increases the temperature. This can decrease your internal temperature by as much as 15 percent, reducing the amount of air conditioning you need to feel comfortable inside. 

Protect Your Patio Furniture 

People are not the only things that need protection from the sun – furniture also needs some help! Your patio furniture can quickly fade under the sun. If you have metal furniture, it can heat up and become extremely uncomfortable. Your awning can also protect rain showers, stray leaves, and outdoor debris from covering your patio furniture. 

Improve Your Home Value

Retractable patio awnings can add instant value to your home, especially if you want to sell soon. Features like awnings always make your home more appealing to buyers or renters, and retractable awnings offer even more attractive versatility. An awning that matches the design of your home will increase the value even more. 

Lower Your Energy Bills

A retractable awning is a permanent addition to your home, so installing it helps you save money over time instead of just for the season. You can use your retractable awning to shade your home and encourage interior cooling, or close the awning and let in direct sunlight to heat up your home in winter. Either way, you can rely less on your air conditioning and heating appliances. 

Increase Your Privacy 

When you use retractable patio awnings, you can add more privacy to your home. Shading the interior of your home helps limit its visibility, so nearby neighbors or pedestrians cannot easily look in and invade your privacy. 

Retractable patio awnings can be an excellent investment that pays off over time. If you’re ready to find your ideal awning, contact Carroll Architectural Shade today.


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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