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How do Retractable Awnings Handle Rain, Snow and Storms?

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How does Weather effect awnings?The retractable outdoor awning has proved to be a great way to provide shelter, usability, and beauty for the outdoor patio or deck. While sun and extreme temperatures often limit the use of such outdoor spaces, a retractable awning provides the shade and temperature control necessary to add many comfortable and enjoyable hours in the outdoors.

Perhaps best of all, customizable and retractable awnings are far less expensive than the addition of a sunroom to a home or a commercial property such as a restaurant or elder care facility.

What About Rain, Snow, and Storms?

Another wonderful characteristic of retractable awnings is their quality design, construction, and materials. Quality awnings are TUV certified by the Technology Surveillance Association, providing the assurance that the product has met or exceeded industry standards for quality and safety.

Therefore, retractable awnings are strong enough to sustain winds of a certain speed and also some weight due to leaves, snow, rain, or ice. Quality awnings are specially designed to have a proper pitch or slope that allows moisture to run off and not add continuous weight to the awning fabric and frame.

However, most awning manufacturers will recommend that awnings be fully retracted in difficult weather conditions. The actual water-resistant and color-safe fabric, stainless steel, and coated brackets and operating mechanism are fully hooded against the home or other building, providing protection from rain, snow, and ice. Additionally, the awning housing is mounted to the roof, exterior wall, or soffit of the home, conferring additional coverage.

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Owners retract the awnings with an easy-to-operate manual apparatus, while some models can be electronically controlled via a remote device. Regardless of wind speed and weather conditions, a great benefit of this system is that the homeowner doesn’t have to take down, store, and reinstall the awning or pay a professional to do so. The old-style permanent frame awnings require much more effort and expense to maintain on an annual basis or in less-than-desirable weather conditions.

Paul Construction and Awning specializes in installing and servicing Sunesta retractable awnings. They have been the awnings of choice since 1981 because of their unparalleled looks, quality materials, construction, and reliable functioning. A consultation with a customer service professional at Paul Construction is free and will help you decide which retractable awning system may suit your needs and budget.

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