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Motorized Retractable Awnings

Motorized Retractable Awnings have been making homeowners and outdoor enthusiasts alike smile for quite a while now. There are plenty of noticeable benefits to outfitting your home with a quality awning, but there are also a few that most people don't think of right away. Let's run through some of the obvious and not-so-obvious things to consider when considering getting one for yourself.
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By Ray from Wintersville, OH on March 31, 2013
Can I get an awning that projects 10 feet or more?
By Dawn on April 1, 2013

Answer:
10 feet is the maximum projection for the 12 foot through 24 foot models. The projection for the smaller models is even less.

Potential Benefits

Weíll start with the obvious. Putting a retractable awning over your deck, porch, patio, or yard makes any of these areas instantly attractive places to have an outdoor meal, to relax on a nice afternoon, or to visit with friends and family. Adding the motorized element puts any of those activities only as far away as the time it takes to push a button or to flip a switch. When youíre dealing with a mechanized outdoor covering, expanding or retracting the unit couldnít be simpler.

There are other benefits, though, that arenít as apparent as first glance. Have you ever considered that covering an outdoor area, or even increasing the shade in any spot adjacent to the house can decrease energy costs? Well, itís true. Blocking sunlight and cooling air surrounding the home can lessen the load on energy-guzzling air conditioners or fans. And what about the added benefit of blocking (in addition to rain, of course), the harmful effects of UV rays and overexposure to the sunís radiation? Something to consider Ė especially now that we know how costly and harmful sun exposure can become later in life.

Besides all of that, though, Motorized Retractable Awnings are quick, convenient, fun, and effective. They can increase your enjoyment of any outdoor area, and can even help you reclaim areas around the home that would normally be too oppressively hot for any kind of use. You instantly create a gathering place, an area to relax, and an instant refuge from any kind of weather. This kind of covering really can create a space that everyone will enjoy in little more than an instant.