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Understanding How Retractable Awnings Work April 19, 2018

East Rochester, Monroe
Understanding How Retractable Awnings Work, East Rochester, New York

Retractable awnings are perfect for those looking to take the fun outside, giving you the perfect place to host outdoor events without sacrificing the shade. But how exactly do they work? To help you make the best choice for your covered patio, the home installation experts at Patio Enclosures in East Rochester, NY, have prepared this handy guide explaining how different retractable awnings work.

Manual vs. Motorized Awnings

A key feature of retractable awnings is that they’re easy to store away in winter, but there are two different types to consider. Manual versions operate with a crank that you turn by hand to either roll up or unfurl the awning. Motorized options work via a motor built directly into the awning’s base that operates with the push of a button, much like a garage door opener. Once activated, the motor spins to either unfold or retract the awning.

Articulated vs. Telescopic Arms

retractable awningsRetractable awnings can operate via two different styles of arms. The most common types are articulated arms, which open by way of spring-loaded arms that, when opened, unfold the arms to extend the awning over the patio. The second types are telescopic arms, which operate via gas-filled cylinders that slide into one another as opposed to folding on top of each other.

If you’re ready to upgrade your patio into a summer paradise, get in touch with the installation professionals at Patio Enclosures in Monroe County. Whether it’s installing retractable awnings or building a sunroom, they will ensure your home addition fits your style and needs. To learn more about what they can do for your home, visit their website or call (585) 385-9999 today.

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