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The Benefits Of Motorized Retractable Awnings

Posted by Jimmy Hawley on Feb 28, 2014 2:16:49 PM

cape-coral-paesanosAwnings are the perfect solution to make your porch or deck more comfortable and extend your outdoor living space. To get the most out of your awnings, choose the convenience of programmable, motorized retractable awnings.

How Do Motorized Awnings Work?

Your awning rolls out from a tube usually mounted against your home. For motorized products, a 120V electric motor inside the tube controls the position of the awning with a wall switch or a remote control. Sensors mounted nearby can be programmed to detect excessive sun or wind to automatically open or retract the awning.

The Benefits Of Motorized Awnings

Comfort is the main selling point for retractable awnings - they make it possible to sit outside without being in the hot sun. But there are other advantages to having awnings as well.

Made of heavy-duty aluminum and fade resistant fabrics like awnings:

  •        Protect people and pets from harmful UV rays
  •        Extend your outdoor living space
  •        Help control the climate within your home
  •        And prevent your furniture and window coverings from fading

Having them easy to operate with motorized controls gives you to ultimate in convenience. If a hazy day turns sunny or a sunny day becomes suddenly cloudy, you can compensate for changing temperatures by simply pressing the button. If you are outside, you can bask in the sun for a bit with the awning open and quickly close the awning to prevent getting too much sun.

Storm And Sun Protection

Motorized awnings can be fitted with sensors that detect changing weather conditions and the position of the sun. Even if you are in the house attending to other things or away from the house, the sensors will signal the awning to automatically retract when wind gusts exceed a certain speed or when the sun reaches a certain position.

In the case of sudden winds, the awning retracts quickly, only slowing down as it approaches the end. This is important as high winds can quickly twist an awning, damaging both the awning and your home in the process. The metal or the fabric that comprise the awning are protected and ready to expand to cover your porch or deck once the storm has passed. 

Programming the sensors to detect the sun helps protect your patio furniture and keep the inside of your home cool. This is particularly true if your patio is positioned so that it gets full sun all or most of the day.

Learn More About Motorized Retractable Awnings

Want to know more about how motorized retractable awnings could make your home more comfortable and extend your outdoor living space? Storm Solutions works with residential and commercial customers throughout  Naples/Marco Island, Fort Myers/Cape Coral, and  Port Charlotte/Punta Gorda, installing top-of-the-line, easy to operate awning products. Request more information on our website or call us for a no obligation consultation today at 239-205-3193.