Awnings for Porch
Fixed or RetractableOur readers search for "awnings for porch". Must be because we love our porches and want to spend more time there - protected from sun, wind, and rain.
So porch awnings may be just the answer you are looking for. You can turn your patio or deck into a porch by simply adding an awning.
Mary and I did just that when we lived in a small ranch home in New Hampshire - we added an awning and side panels to create a screened porch.
We loved our new porch and used it often for dining, playing games with the kids and visiting with friends. We even added side panels to turn it into a screened porch. We enjoyed it to the max.
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Ways Awnings Benefit You
Although there are several kinds of porch awnings and materials, awnings are divided into two types: fixed or stationary and retractable. Fixed awnings are attached to your porch or home and remain in an open position.
Retractable awnings can be manually or mechanically operated to open or close. Some retractable awnings have sensors that automatically close when wind is detected.
Fixed or StationaryFixed awnings are usually permanent fixtures attached to your home. They offer little flexibility (can't be opened or closed) and need support columns if extended over large areas. The awning itself can be either canvas or metal and come in a variety of colors and styles.
Note: Check with your local building codes and Home Owner Associations prior to installing fixed awnings. In some locations a permit is required.
A SunSetter® Fixed Awning
RetractableRetractable porch awnings have more flexibility and versatility. They can be rolled up when not needed or rolled down to protect your from the elements. Retractable awnings are more expensive than a fixed porch awning, but are worth the cost in some cases because of the extra flexibility.
Another benefit to retractable awnings is there are no support columns to block your view.
A SunSetter® Motorized AwningBecause of the design and canvas top, they cannot; however, normally withstand heavy rains, snow, or winds. To compensate for this, retractable awnings can be operated manually or with a motor.
Awning OptionsHere are a few awnings options we found at ScreenHousesUnlimited we thought you might want to see.
Awning options from Screen Houses Unlimited
Need a Local ContractorPlease remember these are do-it-yourself awning kits. However, you could hire a local contractor on your own to install awnings if you need installation assistance.
You can use our handy Find a Contractor Form if you are in need of such a service.
Versatility GaloreAwnings for porches can be very versatile:
Sunsetter weather panels
We found these awnings and awning accessories at ShoppersChoice.com.
We hope you learned a lot about awnings for porches here. Thank you.
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