A remote control awning can make your outdoor space more enjoyable while offering protection from the elements. They are a great addition to any patio, but which awning is right for your specific patio? To figure this out, you will need to know a bit more about awnings and awning controls.

Benefits of a Remote Control Awning

Retractable awnings have more benefits than just shading you from the sun. Here are some of the most popular reasons to purchase a retractable awning:

  • They are more flexible than static awnings. This flexibility allows retractable awnings to hold up better against the elements. Static awnings are more likely damaged by wind or heavy snowfall because you cannot pack them away during adverse conditions.
  • They offer an excellent return on your investment. A remote control awning is less expensive than you might think. Not only will you be able to enjoy your awning for longer during the year, but they are also attractive to potential buyers.
  • They keep your home and patio cooler. It is difficult to argue against something that keeps you cooler in the summertime and saves you money on cooling and heating costs.
  • They protect your furniture and carpets. The sun will eventually bleach your furnishings and carpet. An awning prevents this from happening.
  • They provide convenience. A remote control awning provides shade when you want it and retracts to a neat package when you do not. The remote control allows you to open and close your awning even when you are not outside.
  • They come in different types and fabrics. You can match the fabric on your awning to your patio, deck or home. These fabrics are often stain and mildew resistant for easier maintenance.

Drawbacks of a Remote Control Awning

Though the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks, you must also consider the cons when choosing an awning:

  • Heavy weather can damage them. Although retractable awnings are great for cooling your patio and protecting you from the sun, they are not suitable for all weather. Heavy snowfall can damage them if they are left out. Fortunately, they are retractable, so you can pack them away when heavy weather strikes.
  • They require maintenance. Since they are fabric, your awnings will require drying and regular cleanings to keep them working properly. Dirt, water and debris can get into the inner workings and cause mildew or rust.
  • They can be expensive to repair. As with anything with moving parts, they can break down. Some repairs may be expensive if it involves sensors or machinery.
  • You can lose the remote. Although you can operate your awning without it, using the remote is often more convenient. This is not a huge con since you can order a new remote from the manufacturer of your awning.

Learn More About a Remote Control Awning for Your Patio

Awnings are an excellent way to make your patio, deck or pool area more enjoyable throughout the year. Contact us if you are interested in more information about a remote control awning. We are always happy to answer any questions that you might have.