Electric awning technology has moved on leaps and bounds in recent years and is now simple to fit, easy to control and surprisingly cost effective. But, if you’re still not sure whether to choose an electric set up over a manually operated awning, consider these five great benefits of electric awnings…
1. Easy to Use
Much easier than winding a crank handle, electric control makes opening and closing your awning simple, no matter your strength. Just press a button on a remote control and the awning will open or close gently, quietly and efficiently. Furthermore, you don’t even have to get up from reading your book or relaxing on a sun lounger to operate the awning; simply relax and let the motorised system do all of the hard work!
2. Keep the Awning Fabric Taut
You can also control how far you open the awning with greater precision than ever before. With sensors to ensure that the awning is retracted to exactly the right tension, electric awnings are always sturdy, strong and very neat and tidy with no wrinkles in sight.
3. Prevent Damage
Electric and automatic systems are a must if you want to keep your awning looking its best for longer. The precise and controlled opening and closing of electric powered awnings helps to prevent any damage to the awning from any forced unrolling over time.
4. Optimum Sun and Shade Control
If you want to adjust the amount of sunshine or shade your awning provides, the height of an electric awning can be changed to the desired tilt point at the push of a button. Whether it’s too hot and you need some more shade or you want to let more sunshine into your outdoor space, have complete control at your fingertips whether you’re inside or out.
5. Integrate Automated Awning Accessories
These is a great variety of awning accessories on the market that can be added to an electric awning with ease, allowing you to make the most of your awning whatever the weather or time of day. Outdoor infrared heaters will take the chill off a British summer’s evening and tasteful light bars will add a romantic and luxurious atmosphere to your outdoor space. Furthermore, sun and wind sensors can be installed to ensure your awning automatically retracts or opens depending on the breeze and temperature.
If you want to find out more about how an electric awning could work in your garden, balcony or commercial premises, book your free design consultation with us and we’ll talk you through the options. All of our electric awnings use state of the art Somfy technology so you can rest assured that our systems are of a high quality that will last.