Retractable Awnings – A Wise Investment for Your Home

Apr 26, 2018

As with any investment in your home, you want it to increase your home’s comfort, appearance and value. Adding retractable awnings to your home can do all of this and more. If you’re considering retractable awnings but remain on the fence, it’s time to take a good look at everything they have to offer. Once you’ve discovered all their benefits, it will leave little doubt that retractable awnings will be a great addition to your home.

More Outdoor Living

Do you have a beautiful deck or patio but don’t use it as much as you would like because it’s too hot? It’s a common problem and a retractable awning is the perfect solution. An awning will make your outdoor living space much more comfortable by blocking the direct sunlight, allowing you to spend more time enjoying it.

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UV Protection

Even if you’re a hardcore sun worshipper, spending too much time in it can be bad for you. The sun’s rays can damage your skin, causing it to age faster and, in some cases, even lead to skin cancer. The sun’s UV rays can also be damaging to your outdoor furniture, causing cushions to fade and the fabric to break down. The wood, metal or plastic frames of outdoor furniture can also sustain damage and require more frequent maintenance or replacement from extensive exposure to the sun. A retractable awning can protect both your family and your furniture.

Increased Energy Efficiency

The sliding glass door to your deck and your home’s windows allow a lot of natural light to stream in. During the warm summer months, that natural light also brings with it extra heat, making your home’s cooling system work harder. This will increase your energy bills and add wear and tear to the system. Retractable awnings help block that heat from entering your home and protect any interior furnishings from the sun’s UV rays.

Added Value

Even if you have no intention of selling your home now, you never know what the future will bring. Any investment in your home should add value as well as improve its comfort and appearance. Potential buyers will view retractable awnings as a convenient, existing feature that they won’t have to worry about adding later on. Any upgrades made to your home will help it sell for a higher price. Especially here at the Jersey Shore where outdoor living is a big part of our culture, retractable awnings can be a great investment for your home.


Retractable awnings also offer versatility, allowing you to choose shade or sun whenever you want. There are two different methods for extending and retracting them. These awnings can be operated with a hand crank or for increased convenience, they can be motorized and operated with a switch or remote control. You could extend or retract your awning without even getting up from your lounge chair! A motorized awning with a wind sensor will add even more value, convenience, and safety. The wind sensor does the retraction of the awning in the event of a storm or high winds protecting the awning and your home from damage.

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Choosing Retractable Awnings for Your Home

Whether you want to keep your patio cool, shade your windows, or protect your front door from rain, Toms River Door & Window can install the perfect awnings for all your home or business needs. We carry top-of-the-line products from leading manufacturers including Eclipse retractable awnings. As an experienced home improvement contractor, we always provide the highest level of customer service. Make the most of your outdoor living space. Contact us today and schedule your free consultation and estimate.