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How Do Retractable Awnings Work?


A retractable awning is a perfect solution if you are looking for a convenient way to shield your patio and family from the rain and sun. Even if the weather patterns change, you can maintain your party or outdoor event because of the protection that is available from the awning.

An awning is a great investment when you are looking for ways to improve your outdoor living area. If you are considering this option for your home, then you might be wondering how the awnings work. What materials are used for the construction? How do you open and close the awning?

Customised Solutions for Your Home

The truth is that the awning design and materials can be different depending on your preferences and needs. There are similarities between the various styles, but you don’t need to be limited to a specific type of awning. Instead, you can talk to our expert team for custom recommendations that will match the requirements of your family.

One of the biggest advantages of awning installation is the convenience of this covered area. The awning can be stored away when it isn’t in use. Then, you can open the awning when you are ready to enjoy an outdoor shaded area. You can take out the awning during certain months of the year, and then put it away during other seasons if you won’t be spending a lot of time outside.

In many situations, the awnings are created with quality acrylic fabric and an infrastructure made of aluminum. This combination gives you unbeatable durability and excellent strength. You can choose from a variety of styles, sizes, and colours to match the other décor features on your home.

Retractable Awning Features

You have two choices for the way the awning opens and closes: manual and motorized. Additionally, different types of arms can be used depending on the design.

If you install a manual awning, then it is operated with a hand crank that opens or closes the covering. Sometimes, the fabric is designed to wrap around a metal tube and roll up when the awning is put away.

Automatic awnings have a motorized systems that move the awning with the touch of a button. It is convenient to use a remote control to adjust the awning. But, this feature is usually more expensive compared to the manual systems.

For more details about the outdoor covers and awnings that are available in Auckland, talk to our experienced team at Lidgard Shades. With over 40+ years of experience in the industry, we offer the knowledge that you need to create an excellent system for your home or business.

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