The use of electric awnings is becoming more and more mainstream as time goes on. These types of awnings are desirable to the consumer for a myriad of reasons.
They may wish to use awnings to cool a particular area, to protect outdoor cushions or wicker furniture, or to simply protect themselves from the harmful rays of the sun. They are becoming more and more popular due to their simplicity of use and the durability of their design.
While searching through the many options available for patio covers, many consumers will find that electric awnings have the perfect combination of modern technology, cosmetic appeal, and overall convenience. They also expand outdoor living space which automatically ads value to the home.
These types of awnings are manufactured with a powerful motor that makes the task of extending or retracting the awning as simple as pushing a button, as opposed to manually retractable roll up awnings. In general, they rarely have manufacturers defects and will usually work for long periods of time with no maintenance necessary. The electric motor for these types of awnings will usually be contained within the roller tube. This is for cosmetic value and is generally manufactured in such a way that it blends into the lines of the house. It is because of this contained design that they rarely require maintenance.
Another nice feature of electric awnings is the simplicity of their use. As mentioned before, they are operated by a simple push button mechanism that is used both to extend the awning and also to retract it. By reducing direct sunlight, these awnings can also lower indoor temperatures by over ten degrees, and since they are so simple to operate, consumers may find they are more apt to use them for this reason, thus lowering their cooling costs in the summer.
It is also worth mentioning that they will help to keep indoor carpets from fading, as well as protecting patio cushions from losing their color due to the relentless direct sunlight they would otherwise be exposed to.
Some types of electric awnings come with a remote control. This has become a very popular feature given the fact that a person would not need to rise from their chair or stop what they are doing to extend or retract the awning.
Another very attractive feature of electric awnings is the fact that they are very easy to install. While it is never a bad idea to have professional installation done, the average consumer is able to do this task themselves if they so desire. It is important however to make sure that the proper tools are available to correctly line up and level the awning because this will produce the least amount of stress on the motor. If they are improperly installed, it is possible that malfunctions will occur that may lead to permanent damage. If the consumer is unsure whether or not they have the tools to complete the job properly, it is best to leave it in the hands of a professional installer. Most warranties do not cover damage caused from improper installation by a consumer.
Electric awnings save the consumer both time and money. They are both cosmetic and practical and because of their durability and longevity they remain an excellent addition to any home.