Most people install them in more obvious places, like where the extra shading is needed. Retractable awnings are more popular in sunny and dry climates, but they are often used in cooler climates to extend the use of outdoor patios by keeping the cold wind away.
They are really quite versatile and can work in nearly any climate.
To make sure stylish retractable outdoor awnings will meet your needs, ask yourself the following questions:
Where is the best place to install the awning?
If you intend on installing awnings to lower your energy bills, then you must make sure they are installed covering doors and windows that are facing the sun. You also want to consider if your awning will be installed to cover certain outdoor living areas to add shade.
Which design best suits your needs and intended purpose?
There are lots of retractable awning styles and colors from which to choose and you can also have them custom made to fit the space where you’d like them installed.
Does your awning need to retract?
The final thing you want to consider is whether or not you would like your awnings to retract and how. Some awnings come with a variety of sensors and accessories to control the awning under different types of weather conditions. For example, rain, sun, wind, and motion.