We all know that awnings protect us from the sun or other types of adverse weather. We also know that awnings lend grace and style to a building. But there are times when you want the sun in your face, and want to feel the breeze. What do you do? You retract the awning, right? But there is much more to it. Factors like the layout of the area to be covered, the width of the awning, whether it is roof or wall mounted, on the first or the second floor, whether it is manually retractable or motorized deck awning-all these go into a decision pertaining to the purchase and installation of an awning. Then there are factors like the color, the pattern, and even the wind velocity prevalent in a region.
Whether one goes for a manually operated version or an electric one there is no denying the fact that retractable awnings look great and have great utility as well. There are many makers and sellers of retractable deck awnings. A few are listed below:
- 1. Sun Setter Awnings: Their retractable deck awnings are fabulous. No wonder then that SunSetter Awnings are the best-selling retractable awnings in America. You can opt for push button motorized awnings, manually operated ones. Their awnings offer shade, protection against the elements and top quality, at reasonable prices.
- 2. Rested: This leading Italian company specializes in the sun protection business, and is well regarded by world famous designers and architects.
- 3. Shade Tree: There is a plethora of choice available as it offers over 40 types of decorator awning fabric which is guaranteed against fading. They also offer patented built in awning wind protection.
- 4. Awning Time.com (An AGI group company): They have a great reputation for providing extremely high quality retractable awnings which are available in many configurations. So whatever the size and shape of your deck there is a retractable awning for you.
- 5. Sunair Awnings and Screens: They stock the most extraordinary retractable deck awnings and they look the same even five years later.
- 6. Budget Awnings.com: A one stop shop where everyone comes for the most selling and very affordable Sunbrella® fabric covered awning that takes care of all of one’s sun protection needs.
- 7. Breslow: Breslow offers a vast range of retractable awnings. Choose You can choose your pick from leading manufacturers like Sunsetter, Eclipse or NuImage Awnings. You have the choice of going for the best quality awnings at the most economical price.
- 8. Zhejhiyang Tyco Awning Furniture Co Ltd.: This Chinese firm makes both manual and motorised retractable canopies at very affordable prices. The manual version has a concealed gear box with detachable hand crank whereas the motorised version has guaranteed tubular motor controlled by a remote or a switch. It also comes with automated sun, wind and rain sensors. These awnings can be ordered in a range of sizes ranging from 2.5 m x 2.0 m to 6.0 m x 3.0 m.