A deck awning is usually one of the least expensive ways to shade your deck. The excellent aspect of a deck awning is that it can be retractable, which is a huge selling feature. It allows you to easily convert your deck to function with or without a cover to allow you to change the configuration depending on the need. During rain and extreme heat, your awning can be used. During mild summer days, it can be retracted.
Having a low-maintenance retractable deck awning gives you the best of both worlds. Most of the deck awnings that are popular are also very resilient to weather as well. Ranging in materials from vinyl fabric to polyester composite to laminated fabric, you can choose the size, shape, materials, and colors that you want. It can be easily erected in a short period of time to allow you to get out on your patio by the weekend. They are easy to clean and upkeep throughout the year. A deck cover such as an awning also saves money on your electric bill as it shades your house from sun and cold throughout the year.