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  • Folding Arm Awnings  Folding Canopies

    Folding Arm Awnings & Folding Canopies

    Folding arm canopies and awnings for homes can reduce your cooling costs while protecting your outdoor furniture from harmful UV rays.

  • Retractable Pergola Covers  Awnings

    Retractable Pergola Covers & Awnings

    Retractable pergola covers are best for residents in areas prone to heavy rain and high wind while also adding beauty and interest to your outdoor space.

  • Retractable Drop Arm Awnings

    Retractable Drop Arm Awnings

    Retractable home drop arm awnings provide shelter for windows and doors. They are available in a multitude of color options to complement your personal style.

  • Retractable Patio Screens and Vertical Drop Awnings

    Retractable Patio Screens and Vertical Drop Awnings

    Retractable screens fit nicely in the spaces of gazebos and pergolas to provide your backyard with some extra privacy. Vertical screens can also be installed over windows.

  • Retractable Window Awnings

    Retractable Window Awnings

    Retractable canopies add a little interest to the exterior of your home. They’re a great option if you want to add some UV protection to windows and doors.

  • Retractable Free Standing Awnings and Canopies

    Retractable Free Standing Awnings and Canopies

    Provide shelter to your patio or deck with retractable free standing awnings and canopies. They are easy to install and the louver roof option can handle snow load.

  • Retractable Lateral Arm Patio  Deck Awnings

    Retractable Lateral Arm Patio & Deck Awnings

    Retractable lateral arm awnings are commonly used for commercial decks and patios to provide protection from UV rays and light rain. They are installed to the wall, fascia, beam, roof, or an eave/soffit/overhang.

  • Retractable Pergola Roof Covers

    Retractable Pergola Roof Covers


    Retractable pergola roof covers can be free-standing or installed on a building, patio or deck. These durable structures can handle heavy rain, high wind and are chosen for both practical and decorative purposes.

  • Retractable Side Arm | Drop Arm Awnings

    Retractable Side Arm | Drop Arm Awnings

    Retractable side arm / drop arm commercial awnings protect windows and doors from the sun, rain, and other weather conditions. They are easily customizable with a large variety of fabric options.

  • Power Retractable Screens

    Power Retractable Screens

    Retractable vertical drop screens are flexible window awnings that can be retracted and rolled up into a cassette box. For privacy, you can install them inside or outside a rectangular or square opening, such as on the sides of pergolas and gazebos.

  • Retractable Canopies

    Retractable Canopies

    Retractable canopies protect areas from sun, UV rays, light rain, and light wind. They are available in a variety of colors for coordinating with your business’s color scheme or logo.

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Porch and Patio Cover

Patio Cover

When springtime rolls around and the weather outside turns delightful, few things in life can compare to the pleasure and comfort of sitting outside on your porch or patio with a hot cup of coffee or a nice jug of homemade iced tea. Sometimes, however, the weather may get in the way of your good time: you won't get a lot of enjoyment from hanging out on the porch with the sun blasting its rays straight in your face. What’s more, the scorching summer heat in some areas of the US is too much to handle without any sort of protection or added shade.

Porch and patio covers from Retractable Awnings are the answer you're looking for if you want to turn your patio or porch into a place you can relax and entertain your guests, regardless of the weather. However, in order to get the most out of your porch awning, you'll need to know how to find the right model for your house or business, as well as recognize the differences between various cover options for your patio or deck. After all, there is no point in getting a brand new porch cover if you're going to have to replace it on a seasonal basis.

Important Questions to Ask Yourself Before Getting a Porch Cover

Porch Cover

Before making an important home improvement purchase, you always have to weigh the pros and cons of each available solution, as well as make sure that these options can be easily installed onto your porch or patio area. While the full list of factors to consider is much more extensive, we have prepared three key questions to help you get started with the process of finding the perfect porch cover that will last for years.

Manual or Motorized?

This is the very first question you should be asking yourself. While motorized retractable awnings can certainly be a lot more convenient for daily usage, they also tend to be more expensive than their traditional, manual counterparts. 

Aside from the budgetary and convenience considerations, you should also consider the fact that motorized patio covers require more maintenance, which can sometimes be a pain, especially if a malfunction occurs when you have some guests over. To minimize the risk of that happening, you should only purchase these kinds of products from reputable companies specializing in manufacturing retractable patio cover systems.

Is the Patio Cover Appropriate for Your Local Climate?

Another crucial factor that should influence your decision-making process is the climate you live in. For example, if you're based in an area that gets a lot of rainfall on a regular basis, all year round, you might want to go for a fully waterproof patio cover. Be particularly careful when picking out the models, as the phrasing in some of them may be slightly misleading. 

Some awnings are advertised as water-resistant, which may sound like exactly the thing you're looking for. However, water-resistant awnings don't provide full protection from rainfall, especially if it rains heavily on a daily basis. In other words, their water protection capacity is only partial. In order to stay fully protected from water leaking onto your porch, you need to look out for a waterproof patio cover.

Partial or Full Cover?

Unlike in some other areas of life, size does matter when it comes to picking out patio covers. Depending on your needs, you may want to go for an awning that fully covers your porch or one that leaves some open space, which is particularly useful if you have some potted plants or flowers on your patio, as growing them requires a lot of sunshine and water. 

Measure your porch/patio area and choose a cover that fits these measurements so that you don't have to deal with having to replace an ill-fitting patio cover later on.

Find the Right Patio Cover for Your Budget at RetractableAwnings.com

Porch and patio cover 


All of the factors mentioned above affect the price of your new porch cover. Staying within your budget range can be difficult if you're shopping with a supplier who does not provide a wide enough range of options for you to choose from. At Retractable Awnings, we strive to keep a regularly updated, wide array of products that will meet your needs to the dot. Regardless of whether you're shopping for a patio cover for your home, or you need a commercial retractable awning, our offer of weather protection systems surely covers whatever you're looking for.

Keep in mind that while pricing is an important factor, you shouldn't prioritize it over the quality of your awning. Buying a very cheap porch cover might initially seem like a good, money-saving idea, but it also comes with the risk of breaking, rusting or the fabric fading, mildewing or rotting relatively soon. The money you spend on repairs and replacements and labor can easily outgrow the amount you'd put down on a high-quality awning that is built to last, like the ones we offer here at Retractable Awnings.