With BBQ season just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about revamping your patio with an updated refresh! While investing in new patio furniture is a viable option, a long-lasting and practical way of reviving your patio décor without breaking your bank is by adding an outdoor awning. It’s astonishing how outdoor retractable awnings can quickly transform your deck or patio into a beautiful and inviting lounging retreat to entertain family and friends, drink and dine alfresco, or simply kick back and relax.
Both functional and decorative, retractable awnings maximize your time spent outdoors and protect you from the glaring UV sunlight, number one cause of melanoma cancer, or rain showers. But which retractable awning is best suited to fit your backyard space and style? We’ve provided five different options to cover all your needs so you can create the picture-perfect backyard you’ve been longing for.
1- Retractable Awning
Versatile and highly functional, retractable awnings can be used for any type of terrace or patio. Suspendable on any wall structure and designed to enhance the look of your exterior facade, retractable awnings’ free-standing and hassle-free structure eliminates the need for seasonal storage. Endowed with unique operating functions, the retractable awnings will protect you from the rain, UV rays and the impact of sunlight against a glass facade. Adjustable with a motorized control or manual crank, retractable awnings come in a wide variety of acrylic cloth fabrics, so you can personalize the look of your outdoor space to your liking.
2- Fixed Retractable Awning
If you want ultimate weather protection year-round, the Attico Fixed Retractable Awning is the best option for you. Geared towards the harsh Canadian climate, it is designed with a sturdy aluminum structure and stainless steel material made in Quebec, and features a wind blocker as well as a revolutionary gutter system to keep moisture out when there are two sections - Perfect for keeping your patio protected and dry all year long. Its sturdy, slanted construction, as well as its motorized roof provide more coverage than other retractable awning options, giving your loved ones a great shaded area to spend time outside.
In order to protect the interior of your home from sun rays that can damage your furniture and make their color bland, the fixed retractable awning canvas can be deployed to the ground, therefore completely blocking the sun. Because your air conditioner does not have to stay on all day to keep your home temperature cool, your awning will end up saving you electricity. Curtains and mosquito nets can also be added to your awning as an option.
3- Retractable Pergola
If you’re looking to create a more intimate and friendly outdoor setting, the standalone retractable pergola is our preferred choice. Perfect for setting up a dinner for two or more intimate get-together, the retractable pergola will transform your patio into an ultra-cozy and beautifully shaded entertainment area. A unique feature allows the center of the 100% waterproof vinyl roof to be raised and sloped with a manual crank, preventing water buildup in case of rain. The pergola can also be surrounded with optional mosquito nets, or four-sided drapes for added privacy and personalisation.
The best part? This retractable pergola is very easy to maintain and can fit anywhere on your property; you can keep it outdoors year long simply by rolling back the roof with a manual crank.
4- Retractable Motorized Pergola
If you want to create a more impactful plein-air setting, the retractable motorized pergola is a great option; it will instantly make your patio feel like an open-air extension of your living room. Easily transition from indoors to outdoors with the Wall Retractable Pergola. Perfect for hosting indoor/outdoor gatherings or larger group get-togethers, this elegant retractable awning, equipped with a 100% waterproof canvas, will shelter your patio in style and protect your outdoor living area from the rain or the blazing sun. Easily mountable on any terrace, the Retractable Pergola will provide the desired amount of shading using a remote control and cool you down on those hot summer days, by blocking the UV rays before they penetrate your home.
So what is best for you?
No matter which outdoor awning you opt for, you can rest assured that all the awnings listed above will extend and enhance your outdoor experience and set the perfect ambiance in your home. You'll enjoy your time outdoors like never before.
In addition to enhancing the look of your outdoor living space, our premium quality awnings will protect you and your home from harsh weather conditions and even help reduce your utility costs. By blocking the sun from penetrating your home, your retractable awning will help keep your home cooler and reduce your energy consumption. In addition, they give you the option of adjusting the amount of shade and protection you need, and retracting whenever you want to enjoy a little sunshine.
Most of require low maintenance, are customizable and come equipped with a warranty, you can rest assured that your retractable awning will be the best investment you will make for your patio.