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What type of patio awning is best? That depends on your patio, where you live, and how you use your patio. Some of most popular styles and their best setting are listed below.
- Fixed Patio Awning
Fixed awnings are not usually recommended as patio awnings. They’re designed to withstand extremes of weather conditions, and cannot be rolled back. If you’re planning a patio area that you’ll sometimes want to expose to full sun, a retractable awning is a far better choice.
- Retractable Patio Awning
Retractable patio awnings are designed to be retracted during extremes of weather to prevent damage to awning. They can be retracted via a hand crank or a motorized pulley, and some of latest styles even feature automatic wind and rain sensors to close awning whether or not you’re there to push a button. You can choose patio awnings that retract completely into a compact ‘cassette’ frame, that have installed lighting or heating, as well as patio awnings that are specially constructed for windy areas or for full tilt-angle control to adjust your shade precisely.
A consultation with a professional dealer and patio awning installer will give you best idea of what sort of patio awning will suit your needs best.
Garry John has contributed to many home improvement sites including patio awnings