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5 Benefits of a Motorized Retractable Awning

What’s better than a retractable awning? A motorized retractable awning! As the trend of outdoor living continues to grow, it’s more important than ever for owners to have outdoor amenities that optimize enjoyment and limit the workload. By adding a motor into a retractable awning’s configuration, you set yourself up for simplified operation and maintenance.

Motorized Retractable Awning Benefits for Homes and Businesses

The outdoors offers so much in terms of both entertainment and commerce. Between the ambiance and the extra square footage, homeowners and business owners stand to gain much by maximizing the functionality of their outdoor spaces. This requires secure, stylish shade solutions.

At SummerSpace®, we provide premium retractable awnings for both residential and commercial applications. Available in a vast variety of colors, patterns, and sizes, you can customize a shade solution that provides shelter while still enjoying the open air. 

In the retractable awnings market, you have two options: a motorized awning or a manual roll out awning. While both have the potential for shade and style, motorized awnings, like the ones SummerSpace manufactures, have some significant advantages. Below, we’ve listed just a few of our favorite reasons to choose a motorized retractable awning for your most cherished outdoor spaces.

1. Ease of Use

The most obvious reason for choosing a motorized retractable awning is its ease of use. Unlike manual awnings that require you to crank a handle for extension and retraction, a motorized awning requires only the push of a button. Each SummerSpace awning comes with a remote control that allows you to put the awning in the appropriate position at any time. 

2. Simplified Maintenance

What do you do when that unexpected rain shower crashes your plans to dine al fresco, and you’re stuck inside dealing with guests? Unless you have an option for retracting your awning remotely, your investment is going to sustain more exposure to the elements and, thus, require more maintenance in the long run.

This is where a motorized retractable awning saves the day. When rushing outside to reel in your awning isn’t an option, you’ll have the convenience of the remote at your disposal to expedite the process, thereby protect your awning from any more maintenance than is absolutely necessary. Our optional wind sensor can even automatically retract your motorized awning during unexpected winds.

3. Reduced Temperature

Then, of course, are the reasons why awnings in general are a delight. Chief among them is the shade they provide when high temperatures make outdoor comfort challenging. SummerSpace awnings reduce the temperature of the space beneath them by as much as 20 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Your indoor spaces can enjoy this benefit too. When an awning is extended above a window or door, it helps block the sun’s heat from the adjacent rooms. This puts less demand on your air conditioner and, thus, allows greater savings on your energy bill.

4. Reduced Sun Glare

Just as retractable awnings reduce solar heat, it also protects you from sun glare. It helps to not need your sunglasses when you’re enjoying a meal on the patio or simply relaxing on the deck.

5. Protection from UV Rays

Retractable awnings also prove helpful when it comes to your health. In addition to protecting you from the sun’s heat and glare, SummerSpace awnings block up to 99% of UV rays. So, if you want to spend more sunny days enjoying the vistas surrounding you, your awning makes that possible. You won’t have to worry about attracting those sultry sun rays when you’re under it.

Where to Buy a Motorized Retractable Awning

SummerSpace has motorized retractable awnings to suit any home or business aesthetic. Your local independent SummerSpace dealer can brainstorm the best product for you and provide you with a quote for your space. In the meantime, take a look at our gallery for some incredible design inspiration.

A motorized retractable awning with navy blue and cream stripes extends over a patio.

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