Top Reasons To Add a Retractable Awning to Your Home

Top Reasons To Add a Retractable Awning to Your Home
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    A retractable awning is simply a piece of material outside your home attached to a roller.

    The roller can be operated manually via a crank handle to move the material in and out.

    It can also incorporate a motor, allowing you to wind the awning out and back in effortlessly.


Of course, there is a frame that goes on the awning to ensure the material is rigid when wound out. You may have seen houses with retractable awnings and be considering getting one yourself.

If that is the case it is a good idea to choose a reputable supplier, such as Sydney Awnings as they will be able to guide you through the purchase, installation, and use of your retractable awning.

There are several reasons why this is a valuable addition to your home.


When the sun comes out it is great to simply lie there and soak up its rays. However, the truth is that there will be a time when the sun is too hot and you simply need a little shade. You may even want to eat out of the sunshine or simply avoid the worst of the harmful rays.

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That’s when the awning steps in. You wind it out and create shade underneath it. The area of shade will move throughout the day but the awning should be large enough to give you shade at all times.


A retractable awning is incredibly practical. While you can get shade from a gazebo or a sail, these items don’t necessarily handle the windy weather very well. The stronger the wind the more likely it is your gazebo or other shade structure will be damaged.

A retractable awning can simply be wound in while the worst weather passes. This makes it very convenient and can save you money as it won’t need to be replaced after every storm. Equally, it can be wound out in seconds when you do want to use it.



If you enjoy hotter summers you will notice that the temperature in your home slowly creeps upward until it feels stuffy all the time. To eliminate this issue you are likely to turn on your air conditioning unit. This can lead to an expensive energy bill. However, the awning can be wound out, blocking the sun from parts of the house and preventing it from getting so hot.

This results in less use of your air conditioning unit, saving you money and reducing energy consumption which helps the planet.

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Boosts Value

Some features of your home add value because they expand the size of your house. Others simply make it more appealing and easier to sell, indirectly increasing the value. A retractable awning can be said to fulfill both of these categories, making it a great addition to boost the value of your home.

Of course, awnings are available in a wide variety of styles and colors, allowing you to choose one that compliments your home and your personality. There really is no reason not to get one.

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