Retractable awnings offer the perfect solution for homeowners wanting to escape the heat, while still enjoying their outdoor spaces. If you’re considering adding one to your property, then you’re in good company with our team at AZ Sun Solutions.
With years of experience installing stylish retractable awnings for Arizona homeowners and businesses, suffice to say we know a thing or two about the topic. Today, we’re sharing the most important pros and cons of retractable awnings to be aware of.
By the time you’ve finished reading, you’ll have all the information you need to determine whether a retractable awning is right for you. Spoiler alert: We think it is.
Pro: It Gives Your Space Some Extra Shade
There’s no denying that a retractable awning makes things shadier (and therefore cooler). Here in Arizona, that’s a huge bonus. Awnings provide an easy way for homeowners to spend more time outdoors, while staying protected from the harsh Arizona suns and the UV rays that come along with it.
Retractable awnings are also ideal for protecting your deck furniture. Because it provides some necessary shade, there’s no longer a need to worry about sun-bleached and ruined furniture.
Con: It’s an Investment
A quality retractable awning is going to be a bit of an investment. However, it isn’t one without perks. Because a retractable awning makes your outdoor spaces cooler, it will actually lower your electric bills down the line.
Although you can find cheaper retractable deck awnings, we always recommend paying for quality. Sure, you’ll spend a little more initially, but you will save when it comes to maintenance and repairs.
So, if you’re on the hunt for a long-term saving solution (spending less on air conditioners and furniture replacements, consistently lower electricity bills, etc.), then a retractable awning is the solution for you.
Pro: It Won’t Become Damaged in Weather
Because a retractable awning is —you guessed it— retractable, it won’t become damaged during wind, rain, or any other less-than-ideal weather situation. With the click of a button, you can retract the awning to keep it protected when it’s not in use.
Additionally, all of our Phoenix retractable awnings at AZ Sun Solutions are equipped with motion sensors. Whenever a high gust of wind hits, the sensor signals the awning to retract back into place, successfully preventing any damage from happening. This way, protecting your retractable awning becomes completely hassle-free.
Con: Maintenance and Warranty
Anything put up against the elements is going to undergo a bit of wear and tear. It’s unavoidable. Therefore, retractable deck awnings usually require a bit of routine maintenance.
That being said, don’t stress just yet. Here at AZ Sun Solutions, we offer a 10-year warranty for all of our retractable awnings. This means that you can rest assured that your awning will always be in tip-top shape when you need it.
Pro: They’re Easy to Use
Retractable deck awnings can be motorized or manually operated. (And I’m sure you can guess which of the two is more user-friendly). We’re proud to say that our quality retractable awnings are powered by merely the flip of a switch, making them incredibly easy for any Arizona homeowner or business owner to operate.
Quality Retractable Awnings in Phoenix, Arizona
Hopefully, learning more about the pros and cons of retractable awnings helped to give you the push you needed to make your decision. If you’re ready to take the next step and install your brand new retractable awning, then AZ Sun Solutions has got you covered—literally.
Our 5-star retractable screens, awnings, and rolling shutters are ideal for shielding your outdoor spaces from that harsh Arizona sunshine. Visit our website today for a free consultation or to learn more about how we can help you stay cool year-round.