Retractable awnings add the perfect ambiance to the deck on your home. With an awning that you can roll up when necessary, you don’t have to worry about the material ripping in the wind or tearing under the weight of the snow. With motorized retractable models you have the convenience of being able to roll up the retractable with just the touch of a button. You install the switch for the retractable awning inside or outside your home, these are completely weatherproof so either area is fine.
Even if you lose power during a storm, you can still roll up an electric retractable awning. New Haven Awning makes sure we install a manual override so that you can winch in the awning by hand if need be. Most retractable awnings do not have any poles, which might cause you to wonder what holds them in place. These awnings are designed to be self-supporting. Each retractable awning has a secure mounting with heavy-duty arms for support. There are internal springs that create the arm tension and large radius elbows help to keep the awning fabric taut at all times.
When you have a retractable awning over your patio, rolling it up will help to store it for winter. Therefore, you don’t have to disassemble the awning in the fall and reinstall it in the spring. You can remove the loose hangings from the retractable awnings during the winter, but many homeowners don’t do anything. It really depends on where you live. In some climates, it is possible to leave the retractable awnings up all year long.
The main purpose of retractable awnings is to provide shade from the sun and shelter from the rain. There will be times when you don’t need to use the retractable awning when you are sitting outside, so you can leave it in its rolled-up position. Living in New England we all know how crazy the wind can get. For this reason, you can get a retractable awning that contains a wind sensor. When the wind speed picks up, the sensor automatically activates a switch, retracting the awning for you.
There is nothing as convenient as retractable awnings, whether you have a manual or an automatic model. Even the manual models only take a few cranks of the hand mechanism to have the awning rolled back out of the way. The lightweight fabrics used in these awnings are usually guaranteed against rot and mildew and the warranty covers all defects for up to five years.