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How A Retractable Awning Helps Your Home

Does your backyard need that little extra flare to make it absolutely perfect? Tired of energy bills getting higher and higher? The experts at Van Nuys Awning Company® are here to help with this helpful blog! In this article, we’ll examine a few ways a retractable awning from Van Nuys can help your home look amazing while also providing much-needed cooling along with a few other helpful hints that will surely get you ready to buy your very own custom awning on the spot.

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Picture this: you’re sitting outside in your backyard on a summer day. You’re reading your favorite book, brought out your favorite drink, maybe you even have a snack to hold you over until lunchtime. You’re getting right to the good part of your new favorite novel, but by now the sun is beating down and making it way too hot to carry on with just about anything outside, let alone just sitting outside and reading. If only there was something standing over you that could provide relief from this UV emitting behemoth.

For those days that are just too darn hot, a retractable awning from Van Nuys Awning Co. can provide some much-needed shade. Perfect for parties, get-togethers, or just days spent outside, an awning from Van Nuys will cool off your back patio while also providing UV protection during all hours of the day. You can adjust the angle and pitch to cover whatever area you’d like, helping the party last through the day and well into the night.

But the awning benefits don’t stop on your back porch. Awnings built close or on your house can actually cool your home down. Cutting off direct sunlight from windows, your home will no longer take on massive amounts of heat from the sun. And because our retractable awnings use high-grade, durable, weather resistant fabrics, your awning will help you save money on energy bills for years to come. Our awnings also don’t trap heat, so you won’t be attaching a greenhouse to your home and heating it up even further.


Now let’s say you’re outside on that hot summer day and you want to work on your tan. With a fixed awning or patio shade, you’d have to move out from under the awning to a place that gets more sunshine. But with a retractable awning, all you have to do is push the awning out of the way and get to absorbing some vitamin D from that sunshine. Whenever you don’t want your awning cover out, all you have to do is retract it back to its resting position. You can do this manually or with an optional motorized device.

Of course the opposite problem could occur as well. Let’s say you’re having a party and the elements start to act up while your retractable awning is closed, all you have to do is open it up and you’ll provide cover for everyone, saving the party and allowing everyone to have a fun time. You’ll go down in neighborhood history as having the coolest house on the block. If that storm refuses to let up and gets worse, move the party inside and close your retractable awning so you can preserve it for future use.

Customization and Cleaning

Unlike their fixed counterparts, retractable awnings can be completely customized to your wants and needs. You can choose the color of the fabrics, how high or wide you want your structure, even the material your awning will be made from. You can get your favorite colors, or match your awning fabrics with your home’s color scheme. Build your custom awning from the material you think fits best with your home. We have everything from wood to aluminium and everything in between. Make your home truly unique with a custom retractable awning from Van Nuys.

If you think cleaning your retractable awning is going to be difficult, then you haven’t seen a Van Nuys retractable awning yet. For most of our products, all you need is a simple mixture of water and common dish soap to clear away stains and clean your awning. Our fabrics are stain and weather resistant so cleaning them is almost easier than ordering a new custom awning of your very own.

If you’re looking to get a custom retractable awning in Van Nuys, make sure it’s a quality awning from the Van Nuys Awning Co. Learn more about the Van Nuys Awning Company, see some of our previous projects, or contact us today to get started on your next project.

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