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Retractable Awnings FAQs

As retractable Awnings become increasingly popular, here are a few Retractable Awnings FAQs that may help you choose whether or not this fantastic window covering is right for your home.


White retractable awnings in a modern home with front porch.

What is a retractable awning?

Retractable Awning is a shading system that is self-supporting and can provide shade as you please. It relies on spring-loaded arms to extend the awning and apply tension to keep the awning fabric taut when open. Click here for more info.


Do Retractable Awnings save on cooling costs?

Retractable Awnings can substantially save you on air conditioning costs and lower room temperature by up to 15 – 20 degrees. This is one of the reasons they are so popular.


Modern contemporary black and beige home patio featuring black Folding Arm Awning by Luxaflex.

How long do awnings last?

Because Retractable awnings can retract, you are able to better protect them from the elements when they are not in use. With proper care, you can expect a minimum lifetime of ten years.


What happens when I am not using my awning?

Retractable awnings are easily self-stored when they are not in use. In the retracted position, it is protected from damage that adverse weather can cause.


Retractable awnings installed at patio. Awnings for winter.

What maintenance do awnings require? 

Retractable Awnings require minimal maintenance. Occasionally wipe them down with a damp sponge to prevent dirt build-up, and retract them when not in use to ensure their protection.


What kind of wind loads can retractable awnings handle?

Retractable awnings offer sun protection but should be retracted in windy conditions or when the area isn’t in use. Wind can be unpredictable and may pose risks to extended awnings. Use common sense: if you’re comfortable being outdoors, it’s likely safe to extend the awning.


Retractable awning installed at patio. Awnings for small spaces.How long will the fabrics last? Can awnings be recovered?

Today’s lightweight, 100% acrylic woven fabrics are designed to provide the homeowner with years of solar protection against rot, mildew and excessive fading. Your awning should last for around 15 years. A warranty covers them for 10.


What does an average-sized retractable awning cost?

Due to Retractable Awnings being custom-made, a quote for awnings cannot be produced unless one of our staff has tailored it to your specific requirements. You can call us today for a free measure and quote on your awnings.


Also, click here to find out some of the most popular awning choices for Sydney Homes. For more information on Retractable Awnings FAQ feel free to reach out to us today. We hope these Retractable Awnings FAQs have helped.

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