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Pros and Cons of Retractable Deck Awning

Investing in a deck awning can be the perfect solution for homeowners who are looking to add extra shade to their decks. They are considered durable and affordable but before you dive right in investing in one, Texas Custom Exteriors have listed some pros and cons for you to consider. 

Pros of Retractable Deck Awning

A retractable awning can be expensive, however, a retractable awning is a great investment to save money in the long run especially with utility bills. When installing a deck awning it creates an additional shade to your home interior which means you will use less power of your air conditioner so awnings can pay for themselves.

Retractable Deck Awning Can Protect your Furniture

Depending on how your house is structured, certain types of furniture inside or outside of your home will be more exposed to the sun than others which decreases its lifespan from the sun’s bleaching effect or drying out. 

Retractable Awnings Lasts Longer

Having more control over when to use a retractable awning is highly beneficial than those with standalone awnings. In Texas, high wind is a normal element we have to endure but paying for a cheap nonretractable awning can be a risky mistake as it can be torn easily, and over time, the cheaper fabric will bleach out due to the exposure of the sun. 

The Cons of Retractable Deck Awning

As mentioned above, retractable awning can be expensive which usually throws off homeowners’ budgets, but it is important to understand the benefits as this is a long term investment. It’s important to pick out a quality fabric that will last for longer years, fortunately, most dealers offer financing which makes it more easing to purchase and more affordable. 

Maintaining a Retractable Deck Awning

This comes to no surprise for homeowners but if you want your retractable awning to stay functional for many years, cleaning out dust, debris, and metal parts to keep them from rusting seasonally will allow you to enjoy many memorable events with your family and friends. Don’t forget to clean out any trapped water as this can lead to mold growth!

Replacing the Awning Electric Sensor

Another maintenance that requires attention periodically is replacing electric sensors for awnings that are motorized. This can add up and get expensive. 

Home investment can be daunting, that’s where Texas Custom Exteriors can come in. A simple call to us will allow our salesman to provide you the options you need to make your choices easier, and most importantly, fit your budget. For more information about our services, please get in touch at 210-691-9300

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