Need a little extra shade for your backyard?
Retractable awnings offer an array of benefits. An awning provides a comfortable way to escape the sun, so you can enjoy the outdoors at any time of day.
Why Choose SunPro Motorized Awnings?
You’d rather store your car in a sturdy garage rather than a cheap carport. Why should the quality of your retractable awning housing be any different?
SunPro Motorized Awnings & Screens (formerly Marygrove Products) is revolutionizing the awning industry one house at a time. The company offers a long list of fabric colors and pattern options as well as the ability to choose from three colors to craft your integrated lightweight aluminum cassette housing that is included when pricing your custom awning.
Industry exclusive add-ons that come standard with all 2019 SunPro retractable awnings range from the EZ-Pitch Adjustment feature to built-in dimmable LED lights, so the backyard fun doesn’t have to stop when the sun goes down. Get started now to request a quote and receive a discount of up to $900 off your next purchase of a retractable awning by SunPro Motorized Awnings & Screens.
Is a Motorized Retractable Awning Right for You?
Adding a retractable awning to your home exterior does come with many benefits, not just staying cool outside on hot summer days.
The waterproof fabric of a retractable awning provides a cool outdoor area for you and your friends to relax, and some companies make their awning covers with top quality materials that block harmful UV rays.
Cut your cooling cost during the summer. Some electric motor retractable awnings can be opened and closed using a remote control. This lets home owners extend their awnings from inside their homes in order to block the sun from coming through their windows and doors. The canopy of an awning also serves as a shield against light rain, allowing you to keep your window and screen door opened to let fresh air circulate in your home.
The best type of retractable awning is a motorized awning. Older manual retractable awnings tend to require extra strength to manually crank over decks and patios.
More modern awnings are the way to go now, requiring little work. In many cases, all it takes is a push of a button to auto-extend the arms. Another favorite quality of a more contemporary retractable awning is the ability to adjust the pitch with the quick turn of a crank. The adjustable pitch feature allows the consumer to control the angle of an awning corner in order to block the glare as the sun moves across the sky throughout the day or during a peaceful sunset in the evening.
Retractable awnings come in a range of sizes for houses of all sizes. Some of the most common dimensions of prefabricated awnings include:
20′ x 12′
16′ x 12′
12′ x 10′
Looking for a more customized retractable awning than a prefab product? Custom sizes of residential awnings can be ordered online for porches, patios, decks, or balconies from reliable suppliers. Large awnings often come complete with standard 12-foot extendable arms.
To install a retractable awning on your house, hire a pro. DIY awning installation box kits are dangerous during and after the process. Professional installers are familiar with where and how an awning should be safely attached to a building or structure. A reputable awning company will send out a professional installation expert to ease the stress of mounting the awning yourself.
Without a pro to mount awnings, canopies collapse, awnings are likely not secured properly on the roof or side of your home. Maybe bolts and brackets aren’t tightened all the way. Maybe the canvas gets torn. No one wants their loved ones at risk of injury from a poorly installed retractable awning. That could also potentially subject you to a lawsuit.
Installing an awning wrong can also lead to damage to your home. If an awning sags or falls off the side of your home because it wasn’t properly installed, you may be woken up in the middle of the night from the metal housing tearing through your window screens, shattering the glass, and even destroying your blinds.
These safety hazards will shorten the life of your brand new retractable awning, and you may need to submit an insurance claim to ensure the damage is covered. Be confident when you buy an awning that a pro will be there to properly mount it for you.
On average, retractable awnings can last from 5 to 15 years. The better you clean and care for your awning, the longer it will last.
If you’re looking for ways to increase the life of your awning, it’s important to perform regular maintenance and make sure it’s used with care. Here are some tips and tricks for preserving your retractable deck or patio awning:
- Never roll up a retractable awning in the rain or right after it rains. Mold and mildew tend to grow in dark, damp areas and, if left uncleaned, can damage the material of your awning. So be sure to let your awning dry completely before you retract it back into its cassette housing.
- Do not keep winding vines and other tall, leafy plants near the retractable awning. Not only can debris get stuck in the extendable arms when folding up the awning, the acid in the leaves of plants can contribute to the deterioration of high quality fabric of your awning over time. If it’s not possible to move your plants away from the retractable awning, be sure to keep them trimmed back.
- Clean your retractable awning once a month during the spring and summer seasons. Brush away any loose dirt and debris, like leaves, twigs, and more, with a soft bristle brush. Then, use a garden hose to lightly rinse away anything you may have missed. Let the awning completely air dry before retracting it back into its integrated cassette housing. Perform a deep clean every two years using the same brush to gently scrub a solution of water and mild soap (not detergent) on the top and underside of the awning and valance, and don’t be afraid to wipe down each foldable arm. Just be sure no soap residue is left sitting on the awning as it dries.
- Avoid using your awning in colder weather, during strong wind, and in heavy storms. Although the fabric is typically rainproof, elements like sleet and snow can wear on the fabric and other parts of your retractable patio awning over time, and you’ll find yourself requesting replacement parts for your awning or buying a replacement awning sooner.
Living in style outdoors has never been more affordable. Some of the best deals on motorized retractable awnings are online, where you can find inexpensive options to customize your entrance and outdoor space with just a few clicks.
The cost of an awning for your home may differ based on a number of factors. Some retractable awning prices include add-ons like LED lights or an extra valance, for example, but many distributors apply an upcharge to most awning accessories.
Keep in mind, home improvement stores like Lowe’s and The Home Depot can’t offer you the same options as a reputable dealer or online awning supplier. These retailers tend to leave installation up to you, and DIY awning installation is far from the safest way to make sure your new awning shades your outdoor area as well as you’d like. Just another reason to rely on a pro to install a retractable awning.
Be sure to read reviews and also see if the awning you’re considering comes with a warranty. If so, does it cover replacement parts in the event you run into problems operating the awning? Does it guarantee the quality of the hood as well as the canvas, folding arms, and hardware of the retractable awning system?
Looking for a good sale when buying awnings online? Prices of retractable awnings tend to be on the low side from mid-fall to late winter, because dealers are looking to clean out their inventory to make room for new awnings. You can often find good sales online for an outdoor awning to shade the exterior of your house.
If you have not yet built your home or it is currently in the building process, be sure the architect knows to build an awning into the plans for the exterior. Professional installers can work with architects to bring your dream home to life, from the inside out.
What Type of Awning Should I Buy?
There are many different types of awnings on the market. Choosing the right awning for your home depends on a number of factors, including location, how you’ll be using your awning, and what size awning you need.
If you only want a small amount of shade over your front porch or apartment balcony, consider adding a wall-mounted awning over your front door.
If you are in search of an awning for a pergola, consider a manually operated residential awning.
Portable or Free-Standing Awnings
Manual Retractable Awning
A manual retractable awning may be best for a camper or mobile home. Consider adding roll screens to the front and sides to give yourself and your family more shelter and protection against pesky mosquitoes and other bugs.