What’s the Best Type of Awning for Your Home?

May 9, 2019
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Awnings complete your outdoor space. Not only do they look great, but they keep sun and rain off of your deck or patio.

Outdoor awnings complement the majority of homes, but with so many options available, it can be difficult to choose the style that best suits your yard.

When you’re considering updating your outdoor space with an awning, it’s important to begin by learning about your options.

What Type of Awning is Best for Your Space?

When deciding on the best way to protect your patio from the elements, there is plenty of room for customization. The four most popular options include:

Retractable Awnings

retractable awning in glenmoore

Retractable awnings add living space and reduce energy costs at the touch of a button.  Milanese Remodeling’s retractable awnings have the highest wind resistance in their class. The price of a retractable awning is determined by size, wind resistance rating, fabric quality, motor and frame design.

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Stationary Awnings

stationary awning

Stationary awnings, as the name implies, are not retractable. They are available for 3-season or 4-season protection. During winter, 3-Season Fabric awnings must have fabric removed before any chance of snow. Removing the fabric also lets more sun into your home to help save you money on your heating bill. 4-Season awnings are more popular because the fabric stays on year round.

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Pergola Awnings

People considering a stationary awning should also consider a custom pergola, which is a traditional lumber-framed covered porch or a patio cover. This type of awning can be enclosed to create a screen room or patio room.  Architectural style permanent metal awnings now have traditional design styles such as standing seam metal roofs. They repel sun, rain and snow and have high wind ratings & no maintenance.
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Pergola-Style Awnings

european pergola

Pergola awnings combine a pergola frame and retractable fabric.  There are a variety of styles including our favorite, the GENNIUS.  The GENNIUS is a rainproof, wind proof retractable roof.  It is wind-rated for up to 170 mph and can handle up to 12″ of rain per hour.

The pergola frame of a GENNIUS is strong enough to cover even the biggest patio or deck, but is available for small balconies and decks as well. GENNIUS has 100% blackout fabric to block sun and can be retracted to see the stars in summer or to let light in the house in winter. The GENNIUS offers smart options – lights, speakers, heaters, misting fans, retractable walls and life-size movie screens are available.

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Ready to Get Started With Your Awning?

If you’re ready to stop letting the hot sun or cool rain chase you indoors, it’s time to install a custom awning. Contact Milanese Remodeling for a free sun control evaluation and find out which awning is best for you. Begin by filling out our online form or by calling 610-384-5820.