Retractable Awnings In Houston: A Spring Necessity

Retractable Awning with Blue and White Stripes at Open Position Installed at a House with Lake View

After you’ve spent so much time inside during the winter, you’re glad to see Spring arrive and bring with it warmer temperatures. Now that you’re going to be outside more often, adding a retractable awning to your home or business will bring with it numerous benefits. Here at Rollac, we offer a variety of attractive awnings that would be perfect for your outdoor space. If you’re curious as to why retractable awnings are so popular in Houston and elsewhere, here are just a few of the many reasons.

Why Add Retractable Awnings This Spring

1. They Transform Your Outdoor Space

When you add Rollac retractable canopy awnings to your home or building, you immediately transform the surrounding outdoor space. Whether it’s a patio or deck at your home or business, you’ll now be able to use this area year-round, even on the hottest of days. In fact, Rollac retractable patio awnings have been shown to reduce the air temperature on a patio or deck by as much as 20 degrees, creating a much more comfortable atmosphere.

2. They Protect Furniture and Flooring

Since the sun shines so bright here in Houston many days during the year, the UV rays that shine onto your deck or through your home’s windows can do severe damage to your flooring and furniture in terms of fading. Before you know it, you have a very light spot on your floor, or perhaps have a cherished piece of antique furniture ruined. When you install a retractable awning, this won’t happen. Since you will be able to control how much sunlight enters your home, your furniture, flooring, and other possessions will be safe from UV rays.

3. You Can Customize Your Surroundings

When you choose Rollac retractable awnings, one benefit you will immediately reap is being able to customize your surroundings. Choosing from our many styles, colors, and shapes will ensure you have an awning that blends in perfectly with your building’s architecture, creating instant curb appeal.

4. They Can Help Reduce Your Energy Bill

If there is one thing you and other folks in Houston and elsewhere want to do, it’s reducing energy costs. Surprisingly to many of our customers here at Rollac, a motorized awning can greatly reduce a home’s electric bill. Along with helping to prevent furniture and flooring from fading, reducing the sunlight entering a home means it stays cooler on hot days, lessening the need for air conditioning.

5. They Protect Your Pets

When the weather turns warmer, chances are your pets want to spend more time outside as well. Whether you have a dog, cat, bird, or other type of pet, they will be able to enjoy the great outdoors in an area that’s cooler, shaded from UV rays, and even protects them from pesky bugs that like to fly around.

6. They Can Be Controlled Remotely

When retractable awnings first came onto the market decades ago, they had to be manually opened and closed. Needless to say, this sometimes took quite a bit of effort. However, times and technology have changed retractable awnings for the better. At Rollac, we can provide you with motorized awnings. Thus, rather than having to manually open and close your awning, you can instead do so by remote control, just as you would with a television or other item. Once you install deck awnings, they can also be operated by wall switches in your home, or through an app on your smartphone. 

Elevate Your Home Or Business This Spring

Definitely a Spring necessity, there’s no better time than now to find out more about retractable awnings. To do so, contact one of our courteous and knowledgeable pros here at Rollac.