Retractable awnings give you the best of both worlds. They’re there when you need them, and can retract when you don’t. Everyone can benefit from the beauty and function of these awnings, but before you choose one it’s best to set your mind on the proper size. Here are two major tips we suggest you consider:  

Know the purpose

Are you looking to extend your outdoor space? Want a solution that will cool off your home? Whichever the purpose, you’ll want to know the reason behind installing an awning before you actually have one installed. If the purpose is to extend your outdoor space, you’ll want it large enough to cover your patio or deck area. If it’s primary use is to shade your home from the hot sun, the measurements will be different.

Measure deck/patio or storefront

 Whether your awning is for your home or business, your next step is to measure the area around it. By that, we mean know the width and length of your deck, patio, storefront, or restaurant. No awning should be too large or too small and is completely dependent upon the size of the space it covers.

At Dean Custom Awnings, we create and install retractable awnings customized to your unique space. We will help you every step of the way, from the brainstorming process to installation and maintenance. There’s no project too big or small that we are not ready to take on. To learn more about our residential and commercial retractable awning solutions, visit us on the web or call us at (845) 525-1193.