Awnings are sufficient to provide shade on the porch or terrace. They also help reduce your bill in the summer heat, the sun limit contact with the outside of his house. Manual retractable awnings take comfort a step further. Instead of always offering shade, these awnings are retractable, so you can vary the level of sun shining in your home and cover. Measure the length and width of the area you want to install the awning.
Retractable awnings are usually mounted on the outside of a house of about 6-7 feet (1.86 to 2.13 meters) in height from the deck or porch. Also extend at least 10 feet (3.5 meters), depending on the brand and model. Choose manual retractable awnings whose width fit next to your home. Make sure you have enough to extend over its entire length space. Examine the exterior wall of the house in which he was attached to the canopy.
Keep in mind external objects, as the awning can not be mounted where there are windows, pipes, cables, chimneys or other structures at the site of the mounting hardware. Evaluate your needs when choosing between manual retractable awnings and one motorized. If you’re going to retract daily, consider a motorized shade.