Differences Between A Retractable Awning & Motorized Awning

Awning Comparison

Shaded outdoor space is always capable of giving you and your guests a greater form of outdoor enjoyment! If you are considering installing a DIY retractable awning to make your outdoor space more enjoyable, you have several options that can enhance this resourceful space. Determining the best one for you depends on many different factors, including your design preferences, house dimensions and what you plan to do under it. Here is a more detailed look at the various types of DIY retractable awnings you can expect to encounter when you make your purchase.

Retractable Awnings

Retractable awnings are extremely popular because of their flexibility. They give your customers or guests the benefit of shade when they want to spend time outdoors. The retractable awning also gives you the capability you retracting it when it is not needed or when you want to provide a little more sun. With the ability to retract, these awnings have a greater form of protection from weather damage, yet they offer the same sturdiness of stationary awnings.

Motorized Awnings

Motorized awnings are similar to retractable awnings, except that instead of manually retracting the awning, you can open and close it with an easy to use motorized system. Some motorized awnings even work by remote, smartphone or tablet so that they can be opened and closed without you having to go inside. Likewise, some motorized awnings come with sensors and automatically open when the sun is out and retract when the wind or rain reaches a certain level. If you buy a motorized awning, be sure to choose one that also comes with a hand crank for manual operation so you can still use it in the case of a power outage or motor failure.

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