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Can Retractable Awnings Be Used In The Rain?

Amidst the downpour, considerations arise about the suitability of utilizing your retractable awning. Delving into this topic is prudent, ensuring optimal utilization during the winter season. Explore below for insights on maximizing the functionality of your awnings in colder weather conditions. In this article, we will explore the use of Retractable Awnings for winter.

Retractable awnings, alternatively known as spring-loaded awnings, offer a sophisticated investment option for residential and commercial spaces alike. Beyond providing shelter from the elements, they create additional areas for relaxation, social gatherings, and children’s play while safeguarding against UV damage to furnishings and minimizing energy costs through sunlight regulation.


Most of us use our awnings all year round – we want to enjoy the benefits of our investment in both summer and winter!

For safety reasons, there are times when it’s best to retract the awnings and secure them tightly.


Rain pouring on awning. Waterproofing Awning For Winter.

Moderate Rain/Wind

During rainy days, it’s essential to rely on the practicality of your retractable awnings. Designed to shed rainwater efficiently and resist wind, our robust awnings ensure durability and functionality, offering reliable protection in various weather conditions.


Close-up image of frozen awning canvas during winter.

Extreme Weather Conditions

For safety purposes, retract your awnings during severe weather like high winds, heavy rain, or snowfall to protect both yourself and the structure. It’s best to retract them before the storm arrives, but if they’re wet when retracted, extend them again once the weather clears to allow them to dry completely. That is why we strongly trust that Retractable Awnings are a good fit for winter.


Man cleaning awnings, view from below the awning, sun shining making it able to see his silhouette through the awnings.

Routine Awning Care

Caring for your retractable awning is simple.  A routine sweep to brush away leaves, bird droppings and dust isn’t difficult, and an occasional wash with a mild soap and water solution will keep it in excellent condition.  Waterproofing your awning is also important, and the team at Complete Blinds can advise you on which products are suitable for this job.


Man in blue, checking awnings from below.



Is your awning looking a bit tired and worn?

At Complete Blinds, we offer a re-covering service that’s second to none!  Our team visits your property to measure up, then returns with your new covers and installs them on-site – no fuss, no hassle and no inconvenience!

For more information about recovering awnings click here. If you need help in caring for your retractable awnings, call the team at Complete Blinds on (02) 8824 7975 and chat to one of our staff.  We understand what it takes to maintain your awnings and we can help you get the best out of your investment all year round!

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