The Pro's Of A Retractable Awning
1. Retractable awnings can pay for themselves
Most homeowners buy these items for the shade they provide over decks, making time spent outdoors more comfortable. Sure, the initial cost to buy and install a retractable awning can be steep. Yet they often end up saving the homeowner money in the long term, in part because of the shade they provide to the interior of the home. Air conditioners don't have to work as hard to cool the home, resulting in lower electric bills. Over time, these can add up to significant savings.
2. Retractable awnings protect indoor and outdoor furnishings
Awnings are a great way to protect your outdoor furniture, but you may not realize they can also protect the furniture indoors. Providing shade to certain rooms in your house means the furniture and fabrics normally exposed to the sun are no longer subject to the sun's bleaching effect, or to drying out.
3. Retractable awnings have longer lives than other types
While non-retractable awnings are cheaper, they're also more likely to be damaged due to bad weather. For example, in a wind storm, the retractable version can be retracted to keep it protected and stable. The non-retractable kinds are exposed to the wind and can easily be torn. Over time, exposure to sun can bleach the fabric on awnings, which means that those that can't be retracted will fade much sooner.