4 Reasons Why Retractable Awnings Are a Great Option

Awnings have a come a long way from the aluminium, striped variety that came attached to many homes from the 60s and 70s. Developments in mechanisms and materials mean that you can replace those old, rusted awnings or think about installing them where needed in your new home.

What makes a great retractable awning? Great retractable awnings should be affordable, provide energy savings, be easy to use, look great and be durable.

Energy Savings

One of the best things about installing an awning in your home will be the monetary returns you will get in terms of your energy bill. Investing in a superior awning with the highest technology fabrics can reduce heat radiation by up to 90%. By increasing the shade around your home and particularly around windows and doors, you will be able to notice a significant drop in the temperatures inside your home. This will save significant amounts off your cooling bill in the relentless Australian summers.

Looks

Awnings don’t always look good; in fact on some old houses they look hideous with their rusty aluminium panels and hinges in garish colours that do not enhance the home. But if you look at awnings from reputable companies that place emphasis on design, you will notice that retractable awnings can not only function perfectly, they can look amazing and add wonderful style to any home.

Durable

When you invest in high quality awnings for your home, you are investing in a product that has been developed by experts in the field that utilise the latest technologically advanced designs and materials to deliver a product that will last the test of time.

Patio awnings are built using high-grade aluminium, rust proof components and fabrics that will not rot in the wet winter months or fade in the hot summer months. They will protect your home and your family year after year and provide a haven in your own backyard.

Easy to Use

A great awning should be easy to use and a high quality brand or custom made awning will live up to that simple expectation. Using rust proof components, with special consideration due to the exposure to the elements, great retractable awnings will remain smooth running throughout the years.

The mechanism to retract should make it easy to fold back when you want to enjoy the sunshine and simply to unfold when you need the shade. Motorised and automatic awnings make them even easier to use, allowing you to retract with the touch of a button.

These are five simple reasons that retractable patio awnings go from being good to great.