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Are Roll Up Awnings Easy to Use?

Who doesn’t enjoy a shady spot to relax on the patio? What’s even more enjoyable is creating that shade with a strong, stylish amenity that extends and retracts when you want it to. If this strikes your fancy, roll up awnings may be the solution for you. 

The idea of installing a permanent awning isn’t the most desirable course of action for everyone. After all, it’s helpful to be able to bask in the sunshine sometimes and take refuge in the shade at other times. Therefore, roll up awnings, also known as retractable awnings, are a happy medium for home and business owners who want the best of both worlds.

The question that remains is “Are roll up awnings easy to use?” The answer is yes! SummerSpace® roll up awnings are especially easy to use because of the standard and optional features they entail. More on that later, but first, let’s go over some awning basics.

Roll Up Awnings vs. Fixed Awnings

Roll up or retractable awnings are ideal for providing shade and style to your favorite outdoor areas like your patio or porch. They can be rolled up when not in use, hence the term “roll up awning”. Fixed awnings, on the other hand, provide permanent coverage. Their rigid composition (typically of metal like aluminum) means that even during inclement weather conditions like rain or snow, the outdoor area will remain covered and the awning, generally, won’t be compromised. 

While retractable awnings, with their fabric composition, don’t perform as well in high winds or heavy precipitation, they still offer more flexibility than fixed awnings. Specifically, the user can easily control when to open or close them depending on the time of day or the weather conditions. 

SummerSpace Roll Up Awnings

As we mentioned earlier, SummerSpace roll up awnings, particularly in the Simple Shade Series, Pro Series, and Performance Series, are user friendly thanks to a variety of features available to the buyer.

Motorized Control

Awnings in SummerSpace’s Simple Shade, Pro, and Performance series have a motorized roll up system that can be operated via remote control — no hand cranking required. The motor is quiet and hidden so nothing distracts your guests from the awning’s beauty and function. Our motorized systems even include a manual override loop which allows you to retract the awning in a power outage.

Wind Sensors

Awnings in the aforementioned series also have the option of a wind sensor that automatically retracts the awning in high winds. That way, you won’t have to abandon the safety of your indoor sanctuary should the occasional gale make a surprise visit to your area.

Aluminum Hood

You also have the option to protect your awning with an aluminum hood. This will help shield the fabric from the elements when it’s in its retracted position, preserving its look and usability.

Roof Mount System

What if you would love to have a roll up awning, but the only place to attach it would be on your roof? Is this even possible? Absolutely! With SummerSpace’s roof mount system, you can keep your roll up awning in a steady fixture even when it’s retracted. 

Easy-to-Use Awnings

Features like these definitely make SummerSpace awnings easy to use. Moreover, they are an attractive option for anyone who wants easy access to shade. 

If you want to include one of these effortless shade-making solutions in your favorite outdoor environment, get in touch with a SummerSpace dealer today. They’ll acquaint you with every feature of our retractable awnings including the customizable Tempotest® fabric, motorized controls, aluminum hoods, and so much more. You’ll be enjoying convenient, adjustable shade before you know it.

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