Most Frequently-Asked Questions about Retractable Patio Awnings

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Retractable patio awnings are becoming increasingly popular among Australian homeowners. It is due to this demand that you should consider installing retractable awnings on your home’s patio.

 

Here are some fine points about retractable awnings and answers to questions that you may have about this outdoor window treatment:

 

What are retractable patio awnings?

 

A retractable patio awning is a type of shading system that makes use of electric, spring or gas-powered arms that provide tension to the fabric material used as it rolls away from its storage tube or space. This unique roofing system may be extended or stowed away as needed, thus delivering utility to its users.

 

The main purpose of retractable awnings is to provide shade for outdoor spaces such as patios, gazebos, pergolas and terraces just to name a few. It also protects its users from the harmful rays of the sun as well as other external elements.

 

Can retractable patio awnings be used to cut down on energy bills?

 

Due to its ability to protect both outdoor and interior home spaces from sunlight and other weather elements, you can save money from cutting down the use of both heating and air conditioning. With high-quality motorized retractable awnings, it is possible to lower down your home’s interior temperature by up to 20 degrees.

 

How long do retractable awnings last?

 

Quality retractable patio awnings can last up to 10 years or even longer. The longevity and durability of retractable awnings in Australia depend on a host of factors including the type of material used, added features and the type of mechanism attached to the awning itself. Retractable awnings from reputable manufacturers can last up to 15 years without issues or having the need to replace parts and accessories.

 

How much does a patio awning cost?

 

DIY retractable awnings for outdoor use with dimensions of up to 1500 mm in width and a meter in depth start at $300. Awnings that are meant to cover wider dimensions usually start at $600. If you wish to have quality motorized retractable awnings installed by professionals, expect to pay at least double the standard price. Motorised awnings are typically $400 more than manual awnings.

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