5 Things to Know Before Buying Retractable Awnings

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Retractable awnings are an excellent investment for any home. They provide shade, reduce energy costs, and add value to your property.

5 Things to Know Before Buying Retractable Awnings

If you’re weighing the pros and cons of retractable awnings compared to other styles, here are five factors to consider:

  1. Understand the Benefits – Retractable awnings offer a host of benefits. They provide protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays, reduce indoor temperatures by shading windows and doors, and create a comfortable outdoor living space. Plus, their ability to retract allows you to control how much shade you want and protect the awning when not in use.
  2. Quality of Materials – The longevity and performance of your retractable awning depend heavily on the material’s quality. At Burlington Awnings, LLC, we offer retractable awnings from top manufacturers like Solaire, known for their durable and high-quality products. We also recommend brands like Sunbrella and Serge Ferrari, which are known for their weather-resistant and colorfast fabrics.
  3. Professional Installation – A retractable awning is a significant investment, and its installation can significantly impact its performance and durability. Working with professionals who understand the nuances of installing retractable awnings is essential. With us, you can rest assured knowing your awning will be installed correctly and efficiently.
  4. Maintenance and Care – While built to last, retractable awnings still require regular maintenance to keep them functioning optimally. This includes cleaning the fabric regularly and ensuring the retracting mechanism is well lubricated.
  5. Customization – One of the great things about retractable awnings is their customization options. From the size and color of the awning to the type of retraction mechanism (manual or motorized), you can customize your awning to fit your needs and aesthetic preferences.