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How to Choose the Right Patio Awning for Your Home

How to Choose the Right Patio Awning for Your Home

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Are you ready to get more use out of your patio? Are you considering a patio awning instead of a patio cover?

There are several types of patio awnings on the market. Which type you choose depends on your lifestyle, the quality and convenience you are looking for, and your budget.

Stationary Patio Awning

The stationary patio awning can be designed to cover all of your patio or just a certain portion. For example, you could have one portion covered to provide a comfortable place to sit outside in the shade, and leave another area open for your pool,  outdoor fireplace, or for sunbathing. Stationary awnings are fairly easy to maintain and you can clean them with the same products you use to wash the exterior of your home.

Electronic Retractable Patio Awning

The electronic retractable patio awning is a very popular awning. These are installed onto the side of the house facing the patio area and they do not require support posts around the perimeter of the area to be covered.

Retractable awnings are controlled conveniently by the push of a button. This allows you to enjoy the sun on those days where it is not too hot and then add some shade or rain protection when you need it.

Manual Retractable Patio Awning

There are also retractable patio awnings available with a manual extend and retract mechanism. Typically, this involves a crank, not unlike the cranks seen on patio umbrellas. When well designed, the manual retractable awning crank does not require a great deal of arm strength, so anyone in the family will be able to work the mechanism.

Which Patio Awning is Right For You?

These patio awning options all vary in price. Unsure which is ideal for you? Call us for a free consultation.

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Don Libolt
Don Libolt
Don is the Owner of Don's Awnings. He began in the awnings and patio cover industry in 1980 in Santa Barbara and has designed and constructed thousands of projects. From 2001 to present Don has focused in the Sun City retirement community located in Lincoln, CA. His company now has over 2000 customers and has designed and built major projects such as an Amphitheater, Secret Gardens Patio, Pickleball Court Cover, etc. ... Don's Awnings, Inc. has over 34 years experience in the design and installation of both Retractable Awning products and Aluminum Lattice and Solid Covers.

1 Comment

  1. I like your comment on how stationary patio awnings are easy to maintain. It would seem that if you get sun year round and want to maintain your awning you wold want to find one that is stationary. I’m looking for a patio awning so I’ll have to consider one that is stationary.

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