How Can You Match With Your Ideal Retractable Awning

A retractable awning is a great way to personalize a space. Retractable awnings are a great way to personalize a space. They can be matched with the existing decor in a home or office.

Retractable awnings from can also be used to extend living areas and save money on energy bills. Planning is key to reaping these benefits.

FormStyle is intrinsically linked to function. The first step is to determine the location of the installation.

o What is the purpose of an awning in this space? An awning can shade a space by shading it outdoors or blocking sunlight in a room. A dome retractable awning may be sufficient to shade a room, but a large lateral arm awning may be required for creating an outdoor area.

How large a shaded area will I need? What size awning can I use? Retractable awnings can be installed at an angle (pitch), dropping approximately 3 inches for each foot it is extended. 

The longest lateral arm awning measures 40 feet wide and has a projection of 17 feet. The smallest is approximately 5'6 inches wide with a projection of 7 feet. The square footage of the area to be shaded determines the size of the awning.

o Where is your awning mounted? Mounting brackets can be found in many places: on the roof or ceiling, ceiling, soffit, or eave. Clearance is the most important factor. Make sure there are no obstructions such as doors, gutters, or shutters between the awning and it.

Retractable awnings can be a great feature for many types of buildings. Dome retractable awnings can be used to cover patios while drop/sidearm and dome awnings can be used for windows and doors. 

However, lateral arm awnings were popular in Spanish and Art Deco architectures. They can also be used over windows.