Home patios & decks are designed to extend your home to the outside, adding more space for entertaining and relaxing. Unfortunately, the sun often limits the amount of time you can enjoy your outdoor living area because it makes it too uncomfortable to sit there during certain daytime hours. Adding a retractable patio awning to your deck or patio seating area will extend those periods of time to cover almost the whole day. Patio Awnings Are Extensions Of Your Living Space A patio awning can be mounted to your roof or a wall of your home with no unsightly poles, adding both privacy and protection from 98% of the sun’s harmful UV rays. There are hundreds of colors and sizes to choose from, and you can custom order your awning to match your home and outdoor furniture. The convenience of a retractable awning means that there are no costly seasonal put-up or take-down fees. Simply touch a button or manually close the awning, add an optional aluminum hood, and it is stored for the winter. Dependable, Durable, And Long-Lasting Overhead Coverage Today’s retractable patio awning is easy to operate and visually appealing. It is engineered to cover large or small patios with spring-loads arm applying outward tension on the fabric. Covering anywhere from 5 to 40 feet widths with outward projections of up to 16 1/2 feet, they are durable and long-wearing. These coverings are made of tough fade resistant, water repellent fabrics. The frames and mechanisms meet all industry safety and performance standards and are made from the best parts and equipment in the industry. Add-Ons Make Time Outdoors Even More Attractive With optional accessories such as sun sensors, wind sensors, lighting options, and even heaters, these awnings will extend your outdoor time and emphasize convenience in your busy life. When your patio awning is extended and the wind sensor indicates that there might be strong winds approaching, it will automatically retract. How is that for up-to-date technology? You may want to relax and read on your deck after dinner, and the extra convenience of lighting under your awning will give you that luxury. Even into the cooler autumn months of the year you will enjoy sitting out with your guests because you can add a little heat via your awning optional heater to ward off the brisk hours of dusk. These awnings certainly make your home larger and let you enjoy this added room even late into the season.