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The popularity of outdoor living spaces in residential and commercial properties across the globe has directly correlated with an impressive increase in retractable awning and retractable pergola interest. From expanding a space to protecting buildings from weather elements and from saving on energy bills to enhancing a property’s curb appeal, the benefits linked to installing a retractable awning or retractable pergola are virtually endless.
Unfortunately, the quick growth in retractable awning and retractable pergola interest has also led to some poor decision making by homeowners and commercial property owners alike. Buying a retractable awning or retractable pergola is truly an investment and, like any investment, it is important to conduct ample research and gather adequate product knowledge before making the purchase.
Today, we will discuss some of the most essential factors to consider prior to moving forward with the purchase of a retractable awning or retractable pergola.
Considering things like customization, fabrics, frame extrusion types, size, aesthetics, engineering certifications, Beaufort wind load numbers and price is imperative for a homeowner, a commercial property owner, an Interior or Exterior Designer, Architect, or a Landscape Architect. In many cases, this means asking yourself or your client tough questions that require much deliberation. As with any big purchase, making an intelligent decision is essential to ensuring that you or your client are getting the most bang for the buck.
Understanding that not all retractable awnings and retractable pergolas were created equally is the first step to facilitating the buying process. From there, it is important to consider the following before buying a retractable awning or retractable pergola:
What functionalities will be required? For instance, do you need to control the awning or pergola cover with a remote, wall switch, smartphone, tablet, timer or key switch?
What is your price range or budget for the project?
How large does the retractable awning or retractable pergola need to be? What size will cover your outdoor space?
Does the company offer different product types for sun/light rain, sun/heavy rain/hail, and sun/heavy rain/hail and snow load?
Is there a warranty on the product including frame, fabric, motor, and controls and if so, how long are they and are they prorated?
What fabrics are available? Are they and stain resistant, resistant to mold, water resistant or water repellent or waterproof?
How much UV protection comes with the retractable awning or retractable pergola? What about other types of weather protection like wind, rain, heat, glare, snow, and bugs?
Is the retractable awning or retractable pergola company trustworthy? How long have they been in business? Do they have an A+ rating at the Better Business Bureau and an A rating on Anglieslist (best available rating on both websites)?
What are the customization options for the retractable awning or retractable pergola? Do they have enough fabric options to coordinate with the structure’s aesthetic?
Does the company ship and install worldwide?
Taking these questions into account will paint a thorough picture into what product you are buying, the company you are buying from, and what to expect once the purchase has been made.
From professionalism to reliability and from customization options to materials used, retractable awnings and retractable pergolas are no simple purchases. With all of our framework and components sourced from Europe and nothing from China, RetractableAwings.com is proud to have been in business for over 32 years, providing unmatched retractable patio and deck products for clients of all kinds.
Are you or your client interested in purchasing or learning more about our retractable awnings or retractable pergola products and materials? Contact our residential or commercial awning and pergola experts in the USA or Canada toll-free at 866-438-2964 or outside the USA or Canada at (305) 628-2424 or use the live help chat tool for more information or for help in selecting a retractable awning or retractable pergola that is perfect for you or your client!
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