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Prevent Squirrels Nesting in Your Awnings with Full Cassette Retractable Awnings

Awnings are a fantastic addition to any home or business, providing much-needed shade and enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal of a building. However, not all awnings are created equal. While retractable awnings can offer immediate benefits, they are susceptible to damage from animals, weather, and debris. In contrast, full cassette retractable awnings provide a higher level of protection, ensuring durability and long-term value.

The Vulnerability of Regular Awnings

Though effective in providing shade, regular retractable awnings are often left exposed to the elements and wildlife when not in use. This exposure can lead to a range of problems, as demonstrated by a common issue faced by many homeowners: animal damage.

For instance, consider the case of a homeowner whose regular awning was torn apart by a squirrel. The squirrel found its way into the awning, ripping the fabric to create a nest. This not only rendered the awning unusable but also necessitated costly repairs and replacements. The photo below captures the extent of the damage:

Squirrel damage to a retractable awning showcasing the benefits of fully cassetted retractable awnings

This scenario is unfortunately all too common. Regular retractable awnings, with their exposed fabric and components, become easy targets for animals looking for shelter. Furthermore, exposure to rain, snow, and UV rays can deteriorate the fabric and mechanical parts over time, leading to additional maintenance and replacement costs.

The Solution: Full Cassette Retractable Awnings

Full cassette retractable awnings offer a robust solution to these problems. Unlike regular awnings, full cassette models include a protective casing (cassette) that completely encloses the fabric and all moving parts when the awning is retracted. This design provides several significant benefits:

  1. Protection from Animals: The full cassette prevents animals from accessing the fabric and mechanism, thus eliminating the risk of damage caused by nesting or chewing.
  2. Weather Resistance: By enclosing the fabric and components, the cassette protects them from adverse weather conditions, including rain, snow, and harmful UV rays. This protection extends the lifespan of the awning and maintains its aesthetic appeal.
  3. Reduced Maintenance: With the awning safely tucked away in the cassette when not in use, it stays cleaner and requires less frequent maintenance. This translates to savings on cleaning and repair costs over time.
  4. Enhanced Durability: The materials used in full cassette, because they are enclosed when not in use, ensures that the awning remains functional and attractive for many years.
Full cassette Awning from SummerSpace can prevent squirrel damage

Conclusion: The Smart Choice for Lasting Protection against Squirrels and Other Animals

Full cassette retractable awnings represent a smart investment for anyone looking to protect their outdoor spaces. By enclosing the fabric and mechanical parts in a durable cassette, these awnings provide unmatched protection against animals, weather, and debris. This not only enhances the longevity and appearance of the awning but also reduces maintenance and replacement costs.

If you’re considering an awning for your home or business, or if you’re tired of dealing with the drawbacks of a regular awning, a full cassette retractable awning might be the perfect solution. Contact us today to learn more about our range of full cassette awnings and how they can benefit you.

Squirrel damage to a regular awning showcasing the benefits of full cassette retractable awnings

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