Imagine having a set of awnings in your garden or patio that extends and retracts as needed. You will have the option to enjoy outdoor activities under the sun or put up a shade to protect against the harsh elements. Simply put, you will have a retractable roof in Melbourne, but it is important to consider the costs.
Check out the price list for folding arm awnings in the market, and you will find that they are some of the most expensive window treatment options. These awnings will set you back at least $2500 for a basic setup — all the more reason to weigh your options before investing in these awnings. Doing so might just save you from a lot of headaches down the road.
Here are a couple of things that you would want to consider before purchasing a set of retractable awnings for your home:
Many of the best window treatments in the market are made right here in Australia. The same goes for retractable awnings as you would surely want one that was designed and fabricated to local standards and can stand up to prevailing climate conditions in the country.
Be careful of companies that offer you low-cost folding arm awnings at prices which seem too good to be true. There is a good chance that their items are sourced from China and far inferior in quality. The majority of these awnings are unable to handle outdoor conditions in Australia and quickly lead to fading and deterioration.
It’s a good idea to get retractable awnings from manufacturers who offer a full-service warranty. They may charge a bit more, but many find that they are well worth the cost. In many cases, reputable manufacturers provide a five-year warranty which ensures that your folding arm awnings will remain useful throughout that time.
It is easy for most people to get caught up with the cost of folding arm awnings and opt for the cheapest one they can find. You cannot just look at the unit price but factor in the cost of installation as well.
You can save cost by going DIY but only if you have the skills and necessary tools to do so. Otherwise, you may just end up wasting a perfectly good set of a retractable awnings. If you are unsure about what you are doing, then you may want to get help from the manufacturer and or tradespeople. Either way, doing so will ensure that the job is done right and you get a warranty that guarantees you will not be having a problem with the awning over a set period.
Check out our full range of quality window treatments here at “Shutters Australia”! Call us on 1300 853 206 for answers to any questions or concerns you might have. Our team of home improvement experts would be more than happy to help.