What Are Retractable Awnings?
Ever thought of enjoying sun or shade as per your choice? It might sound impossible but not anymore. Retractable awnings give you freedom to extend or reduce their covers and metal arms when not in use. You can retract them whenever you want. Now, you can have the options of full sun, part sun or complete shade. Their covers are flexible and don’t get damaged easily. It also increases the age of awnings. These consist of three parts;These parts are re-adjustable and their angles and pitched can be adjusted according to the amount of shade you need.
Types Of Retractable Awnings Available
Confused about what can be the best awning type for your place? Retractable awnings also come in a number of varieties depending upon the type of cassette. Cassette is the metal enclosure which the cover retracts to. It gives additional protection to the awning material and saves you money that goes into maintenance. You can choose from;
In these awnings, when the awning cover is retracted or pulled back, the fabric along with the awning arms sweeps inside the metal cassette completely. It protects the fabric and arms from weather when not in use.
In these awnings, the fabric and awning arms are just partially covered by the metal cassette. It is between full cassette and open awning. It is a good choice for somewhat more sheltered areas.
These are easy to use as they have a motor attached to them which operates when connected to electricity. It gives you options to retract the awning either with a switch or remote control. These are mostly used for commercial purposes especially by big open-area restaurants.
It doesn’t have any metal cassette enclosure to protect the fabric when not in use. It is a good option for sheltered areas or areas where weather isn’t that harsh.
You can retract the cover manually by hand. For this purpose, there are winding handles attached to the metal bar of the awnings. You wind them and the cover gets retracted to the cassette.
You can choose any of these keeping in view your business type, weather patterns and location of your home or commercial place.
You can have retractable awnings in a variety of materials. Each of these has its own durability, weather resistance ability and color specifications. To make it easy for you to choose, we have given an overview of these materials. We deal in;
Vinyl Coated Polyester
This composite of vinyl and polyester is really light-weighted and flexible. These features make it a good choice for retractable awnings. This is not only weatherproof but also UV and mildew resistant. However, it has color limitations. You can’t have it in all colors.
Vinyl Laminated Polyester
This is also polyester and vinyl composite but instead of being coated, vinyl is laminated on the both sides of the polyester. It gives it some extra strength. Moreover, it is antifungal and UV resistant too. This material is highly used for commercial applications especially for outdoor umbrellas.
Acrylic Coated Polyester
This composite of acrylics and polyesters is highly durable and breathable. It is weather resistant but not 100% waterproof. However, it’s considered a good choice for homes located in humid areas.
It is made of fabric dyed with acrylic pigments that give it some added strength and strong colors which don’t fade easily. It is considered a good choice for outdoor awnings because of the strength of the fabric to withstand all types of extreme weathers.
You can go with any of these fabrics keeping in view your area, weather conditions and business type.
Size and color options for retractable awnings
Size: Retractable awnings can be manufactured in any desired size. It takes us visiting your site. Then, awnings can be manufactured by taking into account the measurements of the site you want an awning for. Color: They are available in a wide range of colors. You can have them in;However, there are some materials that have color restrictions like vinyl coated polyester. But other materials like laminated vinyl, acrylic coated polyester and solution-dyed acrylics are available in almost all colors.
Why Choose Retractable Awnings?
Retractable awnings have many advantages over fixed ones.
What are the Benefits of Retractable Awnings?
The awnings we manufacture have their own unique benefits and features which make us stand out of the crowd.Features of our custom made awnings include: Some of the benefits can be listed as;
We have been custom manufacturing retractable awnings for the past many years. If you want to make a statement with retractable awnings, Signs NYC is the best choice for you. We manufacture retractable awnings for both commercial and residential applications. Our expertise is structured around;
You can have them in your customized patterns. We know how important your brand is, that’s why we also offer awnings with company logos to help you grow your business.
We never compromise on the quality of the awning material. We provide you with high-quality fabric that can go a long way. The fabric can stay functional for 5-15 years depending upon its material.
We provide installation services too and make sure to get the work done on time. It gives us competitive advantage in the market.
Where Retractable Awnings Are Used?
The city of New York has uncertain weather conditions and businesses rely on awnings as their outdoor protection for their customers. Awnings can be used at different places like doors, windows, patios, decks, storefronts and anywhere you want. Many commercial businesses use retractable awnings such as:
Restaurants use custom printed retractable awnings for shading from the sun and rain when required so they have safe outdoor seating for customers.
Cafes use custom awnings matching their cafe aesthetics and printed with their logos to protect guests outdoors from sunlight and rain.
Illuminated awnings are perfect for attention-grabbing during nighttime at bars and pubs and also protect from the rain and snow.
Motorized awnings are popularly used outside commercial stores, their ease of use makes them perfect for advertising and protecting from UV rays.
Custom cut awnings are used commonly for condos’, they can easily be customized to meet the exterior colors and design to enhance the overall look.
Entrances and outdoor areas of hospitals are covered with high-quality awnings to protect them from the harsh weather conditions in NYC.
Contact Us Today for Retractable Awnings
To place an order, you can first choose from the list what kind of awning you want us to custom manufacture. Then, you may contact us through email or phone number. You may also visit our showrooms. Contact us now!Request a Quote