Awnings Design / October 17, 2018 / Jaycee Bolin.
Here are four reasons why you should want a retractable awning. The first and biggest reason to buy a retractable awning is that it is just that, retractable. It can be retracted any time for any reason. If you have a fixed awning, you cannot do this. Fixed awnings can be an eyesore with vertical or angled posts blocking your view.
Another reason to buy a retractable awning versus a fixed canopy is the weather. If it gets windy, rainy or snows, all you have to do to assure the protection of a retractable awning is to retract it. However, if you have a fixed canopy, this is not possible, and the shelter could collapse from the weight of water or snow or become tattered and torn from the wind.
A third reason to purchase this type of awning is that it allows the property owner to have maximum light exposure or the maximum amount of shade the property owner prefers. With a fixed canopy, it could cause the inside of the house to be extremely dark on a dark and cloudy or rainy day.
The fourth and final reason for such an awning is the cost. You don't have to hire a contractor to install it for you, and it can be taken down and moved if the property owner runs. Installing a retractable version is considerably cheaper than installing a fixed awning. A fixed canopy is just that, set, and is a primary construction job.
If you choose a retractable one, the awning will be convenient and allow for years of pleasure, regardless of where you are.