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Is A Retractable Awning Your Passport To Year-Round Alfresco Patio Living?

A retractable awning is all you need to enjoy extended living space, free from cares about a baking sun, or a rain-soaked patio feast, or blustery winds. If you are looking at home improvement areas, retractable awnings should get your vote, as one of the best ways to add to your property's value.

While sprucing up your home, whether with personal funds or with the help of a home remodeling loan, it is easy to focus on the inside, and neglect the exterior. In effect, curb appeal, landscaping, and entertainment areas are aspects that can have a major impact on property appreciation. A well-designed patio is a worthwhile investment, with many advantages.

The beauty of a retractable awning is that it is there when you need it, but you still have the freedom to enjoy the sun, or the splendor of a starry night, when you feel like it. In contrast, a fixed awning is extremely limiting, and may block the flow of light to the interior of your home. Borrowing money is expensive. Choose wisely to make the most of a home improvement loan.

You want a retractible awning with quality 'insides'. If your awning has Somfy or comparable parts, you are likely to find that your home improvement loan was well spent.

If you are young and energetic, a manual design with a hand crank will be fine. If comfort, convenience, and luxurious living are music to your ears, rather choose a motorized SunSetter retractable awning or a Somfy awning. The less expensive option is operated with a push button. However, if you consider 'deluxe' to be one of the most beautiful words in the English language, choose from a range operated by remote control.

The ultimate in luxury and sophistication, is a weather-sensitive model, which is fully automatic. This would be home remodeling at its best!

The fabrics used are your next consideration. A superior retractable awning, such as a SunAir awning, won't fade. The material should be either waterproof or water repellent, and effective enough to reduce sunlight and glare substantially. The ideal is total UV protection, and more than 90% blockage of sunlight.

At the same time, your retractable awning should have a noticeable effect on interior temperatures. In the process, you will be protecting your patio furniture, interior carpets, and other furnishings from damaging sunshine.

You will find that the color choices are varied enough to enable you to coordinate the retractable awning with the rest of your decor. Your want the custom window treatments and patio furniture to blend into your home, with the patio design complementing the architecture of your home.

If you have used a home improvement loan for your retractable awning, and have a birthday coming up, it may be a good idea to drop a few hints about the miraculous ways in which patio lighting systems help to create atmosphere, and how cozy the patio will be with one of the heating options, such as the Endless Summer Patio Heater...

This long-term investment makes it worth your while to spend some time doing research, before deciding which retractable awning will be the perfect partner for your patio.