When putting up a shade or canopy on your porch, consider installing retractable awnings. These canopies offer much-needed shade during summer and can be drawn in when you want more sunlight, in the case of winter.
According to retailers of awnings, the demands for retractable canopies have increased over the past few years. The Blinds Gallery, manufacturers from Perth, explains that this trend owes this to the unique features of these canopies, primarily which is you can control the amount of heat and light entering into a particular area of your property.
Retractable awnings have a number of features and some of them are as follows:
There is a metal framework or skeleton on which the canopy is mounted. This metal body allows the canopy to be drawn in or out, whichever you need.
These are fixtures on the awnings that allow you to measure wind speed. Based on the reading on the anemometer you can consider keeping up the awning or drawing it in.
If you live in a region (Queensland, for example) that receives a lot of rainfall, you can consider using water resistant material for the canopy. Such canopies can be left open even during heavy rainfall.
These are gadgets attached to the awnings that are designed to detect changes in the atmospheric conditions. If the wind speed, pressure or temperature changes, you will receive a notification. Based on the reading on these machines, you can choose to draw in the awnings.
This is the essential part of the retractable awning. It is the electrically-powered mechanism that allows you to draw in or draw out the canopy without having to pull it yourself.
So if you wish to control the amount of light and heat entering your home, you should consider installing retractable awnings or canopies.