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When Should You Get a Retractable Awning Instead of a Fixed Awning?

July 1, 2022

If you’re struggling between the choice of a retractable awning or a fixed awning for your backyard, we can help! At SummerSpace®, we are experts on outdoor living and believe there’s no debate on the matter: Retractable awnings are the best awning option! With a retractable patio awning, you get the same amazing shade benefits of a fixed awning plus more. Here are a few of the advantages of retractable awnings and why you will love having one.

A Retractable Awning Gives You Shade Options

With a retractable awning, you can choose how and when you’d like to enjoy shade over your outdoor space. For example, on hot, sunny days you can have your awning fully extended for maximum shade and heat relief. Then, on cloudy days when shade is not necessary, you can retract your awning. You can even partially extend your SummerSpace awning if you desire. With a fixed awning, use is limited to the extended position regardless of the weather or your preferences.

This is also true of your indoor space. With an awning above your doors and window, you can prevent UV rays from entering the interior of your home, keeping it cooler and saving you energy costs. In the winter, a retractable awning can allow similar energy savings. Retract your SummerSpace Robusta Window Awning to allow sunlight in and heat your home during the cold months. With a fixed awning, you do not have this option.

A Retractable Awning is Protected From the Elements

Bad weather cannot be prevented. But with a retractable awning, you are able to keep your shade solution protected and safe by retracting it into the protective hood. In the event of forecasted hail, hurricanes, strong winds and rain, snow, or other harsh weather, simply retract your awning to prevent it from being damaged. On the other hand, fixed awnings are exposed to the weather, whatever it may be. 

Get Long-Lasting Enjoyment with a Retractable Awning

Get long-lasting enjoyment and use with retractable awning. When not in use, these awnings can be stowed away in the mounted hood or inside a cassette for protection. In addition, SummerSpace awnings are made with commercial-grade materials for longevity and excellence in performance. 

With Tempotest® Fabrics and SummerShieldTM powder coated frames, you can have confidence our awnings are made with superior quality. In addition, our awnings are fully manufactured in the USA at our Maine factory by our talented craftsmen. All our awnings come with multi-year fabric, frame, and motor warranties to guarantee long lasting use.  

Fixed awnings are exposed to the elements 24/7 and often need to be replaced or repaired much more frequently.  

Make Adjustments with a SummerSpace Retractable Awning

Have you ever been on your patio when the sun is at a low or odd angle? This is no problem for SummerSpace retractable awnings. Our optional motorized drop screen can be lowered at the push of a button for additional shade coverage. Additionally, with the Pro Series Traditional Flex-Pitch Awning, you can adjust the front bar of your awning to get the perfect angle for solar protection. However, with a fixed awning, you have fixed shade coverage that can result in unwanted sun exposure. 

If you’d like to learn more about SummerSpace retractable awnings, contact our team. Get simple, reliable, and affordable shade solutions with SummerSpace. Order your retractable awning for your backyard space and start enjoying these excellent benefits in no time!

When Should You Get a Retractable Awning Instead of a Fixed Awning?

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