Beat the Scorching Florida Sun with Retractable AwningsMost of us Floridians love the summer weather, as long as we don’t have to sit in the direct sunlight. Without some form of shade, it’s impossible to chill out on your deck after a long day at work. It’s just too hot and uncomfortable!

The solution lies in retractable awnings. Even on the hottest of days, you can enjoy your outdoor spaces without being scalded. They can be installed in many outdoor areas, including patios, balconies, cabanas and decks. Best of all, the awnings can be customized to match your home’s style, and your lifestyle. Strange as it may sound, retractable awnings are actually easier to install than fixed awnings because they don’t require permanent frames.

Whether motorized or manual, retractable awnings can be adjusted to any angle, depending on where protection from the elements is needed. You can link a motorized awning to a timer or sensor in order to have it retract or open at a specific time every day while you are not at home. Aside from the obvious benefit of increased outdoor comfort, retractable awnings and screens cut the amount of glare coming through your windows, while also protecting against rain and other adverse weather conditions. Another big plus is that you use less energy for your HVAC system, so you save money.

At New Horizons, we have a fantastic selection of quality roof systems designed to enhance your lifestyle. Our products are on display in our showroom in Oviedo—call today for an appointment! We serve the Metro Orlando area and Central Florida.