There’s no denying it. Retractable awnings add a touch of style and convenience to your outdoor entertainment area. Part of what makes them such a modern and popular option is their ability to retract and extend as needed.
Have you decided to add retractable awnings to complement the existing outdoor blinds you already have? In that case, it’s important to decide if you prefer manual or motorised options. How do these two choices compare? What are the pros and cons? Which is best for YOUR specific space? Read on to find out!
Whether manual or motorised, awnings are an excellent way to keep your home sheltered from the sweltering Australian summer sun. As a result, they help keep your guests cool, comfortable and protected.
The most significant difference is that manual awnings are operated using manpower to crank a handle which then extends or retracts. Motorised awnings work on their own at the simple push of a button. Most motorised awnings can be controlled using a remote control, even from inside the house.
Essentially, motorised options are more popular because of the convenience they offer. However, both manual and motorised options will ensure sufficient protection from the elements. And both look stylish and provide adequate shelter.
As the name suggests, motorised awnings work with motors. The motor enables the awning to retract or extend and doesn’t require any manual labour. Effortless for you to use!
Motorised awnings can be controlled using a wall switch or wireless remote control. You’ll have complete control of how the elements affect your space and won’t have to run out in the rain to manually adjust the awning’s setting
Accessories that can be added to your motorised awning include:
Manual retractable awnings operate using a winch system to retract or extend. Newer models are easy to operate and are a more cost-effective option.
Deciding on the best awning for your space largely depends on your unique requirements. To determine what type of awning you’d prefer, answer these questions:
We should stress that there is no standard price for installing awnings. Whether you opt for a manual or motorised version, costs are based on varying factors such as:
Our Alfresco Blinds Co team will give you a quote based on your individual requirements.
The good news is that you don’t have to look very far to find a durable, stylish and functional retractable awning, perfect for your space. With Alfresco Blinds Co’s custom options, getting access to the perfect awning for your residential or commercial space has never been easier.
It’s as simple as contacting us on 1300 735 077 for a customised, FREE QUOTE. Our team of experts are eagerly waiting to add some functional and stylish shelter to your outdoor residential or commercial space!