Retractable awnings are the perfect addition to your home, boosting the curb appeal of your home while allowing you to have the necessary shade that you need. There are five types of accessories for your retractable awning that you may want to consider.
Protective Winter Cover – Depending on where you live, unfortunately you may not be able to get year round use of your retractable awning. With a protective winter cover, your retractable awning will be protected from the harsh winter elements, preventing mold and mildew. The protective winter cover will help to extend the life of your retractable awning. Professional installation is available if you need the help.
Heaters – When it starts to get cooler and fall starts to set in, it may be time to start thinking of how to stay warm. If the weather isn’t bad, don’t necessarily shy away from the outdoors – there are heaters made for retractable awnings. Different types of heaters are available. Some heaters mount directly to the retractable awning and are weather proof and safe to heat to a touch of a button, others aren’t mounted.
Detachable Screen Room – Detachable screen rooms are made for convenience and functionality. Screen rooms are available in a variety of color options to help you match your current retractable awning. Able to be attached within minutes, they are great at being able to provide additional sun blockage and privacy. As an added bonus sun rooms also help you keep any bugs out.
Lights – When you want to enjoy your patio in the evening, you need a good lighting solution. With lights for your retractable awning, it’s an easy solution – plus they mount right onto the awning and you’ll never have to take them down. With the use of a remote control that works like a dimmer, you can pick from different options to set the lights to a soft setting or bright setting to set the mood.
Sun and Wind Sensor – If you have a motorized awning, an advanced feature for comfort would be a sun and wind sensor. The sun and wind sensor helps to provide you shade from the sun and protection from wind almost instantly. Monitoring wind speed and the intensity of the sun is its job, triggering the retractable awning if needed. Each retractable shade is operated separately, therefore a sensor unit is needed for each shade.
There are many different types of accessories for your retractable awning that you may want to consider. Whether you want additional shade options, want to motorize your awning, keep warm or want to brighten it up, there are many options for you. If you take care of your retractable awning and accessories they will last for many years to come.