23 Oct 2018

Motorised Awnings: Enjoy Benefits In Style

by John Fulton

Whilst no one is denying their convenience and aesthetic appeal, many homeowners feel they cannot justify the cost of motorised awnings so stick with traditional manual ones. Believe it or not, you will actually benefit from the installation of these awnings in a number of ways, which will quickly outweigh the costs involved. Residential or commercial use, the benefits are tenfold. We have outlined just some of these benefits in the list below:

  1. Smooth Docking
    These awnings open and close at the push of a button. The mechanism ensures that they open within a measured area, which offers little to no restriction to the opening space. Once the covering has been installed, there will be very little wear and tear on the mechanism as a whole. You can rest assured that it will have a long life.
  2. Perfect Shut-Off
    Motorised awnings are designed to be sealed shut when closed, unlike manual ones (where you can often struggle to completely close them in the cassette). This assures you of their safety, even when you aren’t at home or on the premises. Once the covering is sealed in the cassette, you can rest assured that it is protected against damage.
  3. Disabled Friendly
    If someone in your family suffers from a disability or limited range of movement, traditional manual awnings become an added hassle around the home. Motorisation enables these users to open and close the coverings at the push of a button, plus they can be placed on a timer to open and close automatically for even more convenience.
  4. Fabric Protection
    Looking after the fabric is important if you want to ensure that your awnings will stand the test of time. Over time, fiddling with controls and cords can pose serious damage – tangles occur, people can be rough and often use their hands to straighten the fabric out. With motorisation, there is no need to touch the fabric on a day-to-day basis.
  5. Cost Savings
    Motorised awnings also protect your home or business from direct sunlight, which can help to reduce cooling costs (as you won’t need to run the air conditioner as often or as long). They also protect your furniture and upholstery against sun damage, keeping their colours vibrant for longer and avoiding the need to replace them.
  6. Increased Living
    Finally, these awnings can also help you to extend your outdoor living or entertaining area. Even if it’s the height of summer or it’s pouring with rain, once the covering has been extended over the space you will be able to use it in absolute comfort. These days, the spans that the coverings can reach are massive – you will never want for space.

We hope that the above list has given you a taste of just some of the benefits that motorised awnings offer – keep in mind that we have only scraped the surface and there are plenty more benefits just waiting for you to discover them. Whether you plan to use these awnings in a residential or a commercial application, you are sure to reap exactly what you sow. With a wide range of coverings to choose from, you will not be disappointed.