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Weather

Retractable awnings are designed primarily as a shade device and should never be left open unattended. The following — in excess — can cause damage to the unit:

  • Wind: A general rule is that if a newspaper cannot be left on the table without being held down, then the awning is in wind that could gust into a problem. An automated sensor can take the burden off when deciding to retract the unit.
  • Gusts: Most damage is done by gusting winds. Have a plan for immediate action if conditions begin to change. One of the best investments is a motor for each unit, because it allows for quicker response.
  • Rain: As stated above, shade is the primary purpose of an awning. However, they can also be used in light rain to a degree. What is too much? A simple rule is that if the fabric is pocketing water, then the unit must go in. The size — both width and projection, along with the awning pitch — and of course the density of the rain determine if pocketing will occur. To help maximize the amount of rain that can be shed, allow the installer to maximize pitch upon install and partially extend the awning as discussed above.
  • Ice/Snow: The unit should be retracted before any ice or snow occur.

Take A Vacation In Your Own Backyard

NuImage retractable awnings allow you to entertain on your deck or patio any time of day. Our awnings will enhance the beauty of your home and increase your outdoor living space. By adding a retractable awning, you’ll have the option of sun when you want it and shade when you need it.  More importantly, a NuImage retractable awning will provide protection for you and your family from the harmful U.V. rays of the sun while protecting your home and its furnishings..

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Size

Take into account sun angle throughout the day when determining size, so your area is protected during the periods of expected use. For very large areas, multiple awnings will perform better in windy conditions than one very large one. When practical, use more awnings to cover the space required. 
When fully open, the arms will be slightly folded to improve performance and strength. You may also use the awning with it partially open so it's a good idea is to design the seating area a little short of the full extension of the awning for maximum shade and usability.



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