How to Decide Between a Retractable vs. Fixed Awning
September 20, 2022
Dorchester Awning takes client satisfaction seriously, and we’ve been striving to exceed expectations since 1901, when the business first launched. When it comes to choosing one of the many types of window attachments available, including choosing between a retractable vs. fixed awning for your building, we’re here to help provide guidance every step of the way.
We know that home or business improvement projects can be daunting, but with the right plan, supplies, and vendor services, these types of projects can be enjoyable from start to finish. Some home improvement projects come with practical as well as aesthetic benefits. For example, did you know that some home improvement tasks can help reduce energy costs? That, however, only applies if you make the most of the update. For instance, if opting for a window covering that can retract, approximately 75% of residential window coverings remain in the same position every day (based on a study conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy). So how do you know what type of awning is best for you? There’s no perfect formula, but there are some key characteristics that each offers, and we’re here to help you decide on the best new awning choice for your home and your aesthetic preferences!
Determining Which Awnings Are Best for Your Home or Business Needs?
It’s no secret that we all have our own stylistic preferences and tastes. When considering fixed versus retractable awnings, one of the many benefits these window coverings offer is that you don’t have to compromise personal taste for functionality. The real question you should ask yourself is, how do you define the best type of awning for your specific needs?
If you’re interested in the option to modify how much shade you have – or if you have shade at all – then a retractable awning might be the way to go. With these types of shade coverings that are mounted on the building, users have the ability to roll the awnings in and out of their housing to suit their shade/sunlight preferences.
On the other hand, a fixed awning can be a great investment. This rings especially true if you’re a business owner and want to incorporate your logo or brand name on the awning in some capacity to employ consistent organic marketing no matter the time of year, or if you’re a homeowner and want to take the opportunity to leverage an awning to enhance curb-appeal and update the exterior aesthetics of your house.
We Provide Exceptional Products and Services and Work with Exceptional Vendors
When you work with Dorchester Awning, you know you’ve chosen an exceptional business that prides itself on fantastic customer service and offers the best products and installation in the business. Generally speaking, outdoor fabrics offer more than ever before, with a variety of materials, colors, and patterns to choose from. This means that after you meet with us, you can have peace of mind knowing that we’ll not only provide a custom quote to meet your visual needs and preferences but will also recommend the fabric options that best complement your design and practicality goals.
Contact Dorchester Awning to set up an appointment and get a custom quote for your retractable or fixed awning needs.