Here’s some advice for making your choice of motorized or manual awnings when selecting a retractable awning for windows, doors, patio, or lanai.
However, advice may vary for larger windows, a patio, or lanai depending on the application and the type of customer when buying a retractable awning in the Orlando area of Central Florida.
We service residential and commercial clients, so automated may be preferred for a business to minimize labor costs operating the awning.
For commerical or residential applications a motorized retractable awning adds modest cost compared to the convenience of push button control to extend or retract your awning.
This may seem inconsequential for healthy young adults. Operating a manual crank for an elderly or weak person may be difficult.
A retractable awning motor with controls will add as little as 25% to your total cost, so our advice is getting a motorized retractable awning as your budget allows or as your situation requires.
Finally, another option provides added convenience with a motorized retractable awning. Consider adding a wind sensor that will detect windy conditions while you are away from home and then retract your awning automatically.
Call or text our friendly sales staff at 407-345-9283 if you have any doubt and need advice comparing your choice of motorized or manual awnings.