Whilst many people enjoy the shade and shelter that awnings provide, they don’t relish struggling to get them opened and closed all the time. Trying to force it closed in the wind before a storm sets in is the last thing that anyone wants to be doing, after all. This has led many people to question whether there’s another way, an easier way – is it possible to control awnings using a remote control? The answer to this question is yes.
Generally speaking, there are two types of remote that can be used to operate your awnings:
What if you can’t be bothered with opening and closing the awnings at all? These days, timers are also available that allow you to program a desired opening and closing time. Most devices allow you to pre-program one UP time and one DOWN time per day. Individual times can be set for each day of the week, times can be grouped (usually Monday to Friday and Saturday to Sunday) or the same time can be programmed for each day of the week.
Your awnings can also be fitted with sensors, which are designed to activate when they sense a particular weather event:
As you can see from the list above, there are actually a number of remote control, timer and sensor options when it comes to awnings. If you have taken the time to select one that best meets your lifestyle, you will find them an easy and convenient way to keep your windows sheltered when desired. Motorised awnings will actually offer a number of additional benefits, too – such as improved security and a suitability for second storeys.