The right type of awning will keep your exterior living space comfortable all year round, especially when it rains and snows. Because the winters bring a lot of precipitation and summers bring extra sunshine, it’s important to choose an awning that can withstand mother nature’s unexpected conditions. Below are a few pointers to consider before making your selection:


Material - If you want a waterproof and fireproof awning, you might want to steer away plastic and other highly flammable materials. Instead, check out these alternatives.

Color - When the temperatures are hotter than average, you may want to consider the right color awning for your outdoor space. For example, a dark colored awning can heat your space more and attract more sunlight. In this case, it might be wise to stick with a lighter shade instead.

Stability - Strong winds and heavy rainfalls are are common, especially in the Northeast Region. That being said, it’s essential to purchase an awning that can withstand such conditions. Or better yet, go for a retractable awning that you can easily retract when you need to. At Dean Custom Awnings, we provide retractable awnings with quiet operation and unmatched performance for any home!

At Dean Custom Awnings, we offer a wide array of awnings for your outdoor space. Our experts will help you through every step of the process, from designing to installation. With locations in New York and Connecticut, we proudly serve the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania region. To learn more about our services, visit us on the web or call us at (845) 525-1193.