According to the U.S. Department of Energy, awning canopies can reduce your home cooling expenses by up to 61%. These awnings reduce the entry of warm wind to your home so it retains the coolness in your home even during the summer season.
Retractable awnings rely on brackets to secure them to a building. The larger the dimensions, in both width and projection, the more brackets required to attach and support it.
Fabric awnings are inexpensive additions to your home or establishment that can add color, flair, style, and extra living space. Business establishments like hotels, coffee shops or restaurants can add more space for customers by installing awnings as outdoor canopies.
Awnings are not just design accents to spruce up a building or house. Installing an awning can protect a house from excessive heat or sunshine. It protects windows, doors, and the patio from rain and snow.
What is better, a retractable motorized awning or manual awning? Both provide shade and light rain protection (varies by fabric used), but there are some important differences to know.