How to Determine if an Electric Retractable Awning is Durable

Electric Retractable AwningThere are a number of ways to figure out if an electric retractable awning is made to last, and probably the most important is what material the fabric is made of. Awnings made from natural materials – often called “cloth” and “canvas” awnings – are more susceptible to the growth of mold and mildew than fabrics that are crafted from synthetic materials such as acrylic. As a result, awning fabrics woven from acrylic and similar synthetic materials tend to last much longer than natural fabrics.

Another factor to consider when shopping for an electric retractable awning is the frame system. You’ll want to make sure that the awning’s frame is made of a durable metal that can withstand high wind gusts without breaking. Additionally, you’ll want to choose a frame with a coating that won’t easily scratch and expose the metal underneath, as this could encourage rusting.

Sunesta is the largest manufacturer of electric retractable awnings in the United States, and we’re best known for creating custom-made, highly durable awnings for our customers. We make awnings of all types, including deck and patio canopies, freestanding shade structures, pergola covers, and more. Plus, all of our awning fabrics are woven from synthetic fibers, so they’re resistant to the growth of fungi like mold and mildew. Additionally, our awnings have been approved by the Miami-Dade County and Florida Building Codes for exceptional resistance to high-speed winds, and they’re powder-coated with a finish that’s four to eight times thicker than paint, making for a beautiful and durable appearance.

If you’re interested in purchasing an electric retractable awning for your home, call 1-800-SUNESTA today and one of our shade experts will gladly assist you.