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5 Frequently Asked Questions About Awnings

Are you considering improving the look and functionality of your backyard? Many homeowners in the Greater Boston area have been opting for retractable awnings as a way to both provide shade and improve the aesthetics of their porch or patio. If you’re considering a retractable awning for your outdoor space but have some questions, we’ve got answers to the five most common inquiries.

Common Questions About Retractable Awnings

  1. Are Awnings Waterproof?
    It all depends on the type of fabric and coating used as well as the brand. All retractable awnings are water resistant and some brands are 100% waterproof. Keep in mind that awnings are slanted so the rainwater won’t stay on the awning long enough to soak through, given you have adequate height on your home. Awnings are still open on three sides so be mindful that any wind can blow rain under the canopy.
  2. Is An Awning Right For My Property?
    Awnings are a great option for any homeowner or business looking to improve the aesthetics and functionality of their outdoor space. For homeowners, awnings can increase a home’s value as well as provide needed shade during the summer months. Businesses can benefit from awnings by creating more outdoor seating for customers as well as making their storefront more presentable.
  3. How Long Do Awnings Last?
    With the proper treatment, a retractable awning can last upwards of 15 years! Outdoor awnings are more robust and sturdy than you think which means they can hold their own against light to medium wind and rain.
  4. What Are Key Aspects of a Professional Awning Company?
    When it comes to finding a professional awning installation company in the Greater Boston area, you should always contact those with experience in the industry, knowledge about the products, and a reputation for having great customer service. We recommend checking out online review forums.
  5. How Does Fabric Type Impact An Awning’s Function?
    Most outdoor awnings are made of two types of fabrics: Traditional Laminated Fabric and Woven Acrylic Fabric. Future Guard awnings use the laminated fabric type while SunSetter provides products of both types. No matter what fabric type or fabric color you choose, your space underneath the awning will be at least 20 degrees cooler.

Have any more questions regarding outdoor retractable awnings? Visit our FAQ page or give us a quick call at (978) 778-3152.

5 Frequently Asked Questions About Awnings
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