Retractable awnings offer a convenient solution for maximizing the useful living space of your home. By extending or retracting your awning, you can provide protection and comfort to indoor and outdoor areas. The awning can be extended partially or fully, allowing you to control the amount of sun or shade that you desire. The advantages of the retractable awning go beyond shade. Extending the awning greatly minimizes the effects of harmful UV rays, gives you protection from light rain, and controls the amount of light that you prefer in your room. It can also reduce your energy bills by blocking or allowing the sun’s warming rays into your home. The awnings can be extended and retracted using a manual crank or you can choose motorized operation. Remote control operators are available for motorized awnings. There is a wide range of fabrics available in assorted colors, styles, textures and patterns to match your décor or act as a design accent.
Retractable awnings offer versatility that fixed awnings cannot offer. The longevity of the fabric is extended because the awning is not subject to the sun or weather when it retracted. It is not necessary to remove the fabric from your awning during snow storms or hurricane winds. Simply keep it in the retracted position. There are also many optional features available in retractable awnings, such as drop down retractable valances, tilting awnings and double fold awnings. These can be viewed in our retractable awning picture gallery.