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Things to Consider When Buying Retractable Awnings

Retractable awnings are a necessity in any Florida home. Considering the intensity of the sun, you need all the shade you can get to enjoy the outdoor living space in your home.

Your local experts at ArmorGuard Exteriors discuss the things to consider when looking to purchase retractable awnings for your home.


The first thing you should consider is the mechanical operation of your new retractable patio awning. You have two options: remote-operated or via a switch. Remote is the more accommodating choice, although the manual switch-style awning is perfectly viable as well.

At ArmorGuard Exteriors, we can combine gears and let you operate your new awning wireless and manual at the same time. We recommend this option so you have a plan B in terms of operation in the event one fails to work.


The looks of your new awning is another important consideration; specifically, its kind of fabric and its colors and patterns. Since your awnings will ideally blend with the patio structure, you want to make sure that the aesthetics blend with the pre-established looks of your home.

The visibility of the mechanical parts is another thing to consider. The most common type of retractable hurricane screens has unobscured frames, which might distract you from the otherwise seamless look of your patio or deck area.

As the pioneer in SunShade retractable awnings, we can install a system where only the fabric is visible. This ensures that your new sunlight shade seamlessly blends with the rest of your patio and deck for a more refined outdoor space. Call us today at (904) 872-1712 to learn more about our services.

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