Retractable Awnings Protect and Extend Summer Fun

(ARA) – Everyone wants to enjoy the beautiful weather that summer brings. But the warm sun and damaging rays sometimes force us to retreat inside, where we crank the costly air conditioning to stay cool.

One hot trend right now for homeowners who want to add to their house without the costs of building an entire new addition is to install a retractable awning. Awnings expand homes by turning decks and patios into added living space, combining the comfort of the indoors with the enjoyment of the outdoors.

“Creating an outdoor room is a great way to expand your home’s living space without the cost of an addition,” says Larry Bedosky, director of marketing for Durasol Awnings and an expert on outdoor design.

In a world where we constantly hear how damaging the sun’s UV rays can be, an awning provides a simple solution that shields out these harmful rays while keeping you cool. It also helps homeowners conserve energy and therefore save money because awnings block the sun from entering the home through windows. Not only do your cooling costs go down, your furniture and carpet are protected from fading.

Durasol Awnings offer a wide variety of style options with over 200 vibrant 100-percent acrylic fabric colors and patterns to compliment any décor. Durasol offers a complete line of solar shading systems designed to meet every shading need.

Awnings are fully customizable as well. For example, do you live in a windy region? An optional wind or motion sensor is available that allows awnings to automatically retract when wind speeds reach a predetermined level, preventing awning damage. Do you suffer from intense sun rays? A sun sensor can also be added to allow for automatic operation determined by the sun’s strength. Also, an interior wireless remote control is an option that provides easy-access operation. When not in use, awnings can be easily retracted, safely stored, and will subtly blend in with the exterior beauty of any home.

“On those summer days when it normally would be too hot to be outside, awnings enable homeowners to fully embrace the season  creating their vacation oasis right in their own backyard, and there is nothing cooler that instant shade at the touch of a button” adds Bedosky. “Match your awning to the style of your choice and it truly becomes an extension of a home’s personality.”

To learn more about Durasol Awnings or to locate your local dealer, visit

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