Why Deck Awnings Are Better Than Covered Patios

by | Jul 6, 2015 | Home Improvement

No matter where you live in the United States, the long, hot days of summer can be uncomfortable if you don’t have shade. You want to be able to spend time outside enjoying the great outdoors, but without either Deck Awnings or a covered patio your choices are limited.

However, even when choosing between deck awnings and covered patios, there are some essential considerations to keep in mind. Once you stop and consider the pros and the cons of each, one option becomes the clear choice as the best and most practical option.


The cost of installing any deck awnings is going to be considerably lower than any roof structure over a patio or deck area. A wooden roof is not only going to cost more in materials; there is the painting or staining, the roofing, and all the additional hardware you will need.

Compared to the deck awnings that can typically be installed in a couple of hours and ready for use immediately, those costs are extreme. With the awning, there is also a professional installation that ensures the system is fully operational.


With deck awnings, you have an enormous selection of both the actual design of the awning as well as the fabric. When you choose a company offering a UV-resistant, water-repellent and fade resistant fabric you have a fashionable, fun or very sleek and sophisticated cover for your patio.

Many companies offer hundreds of choices in fabrics including solid colors, stripes, and patterns. You won’t have difficulty in finding the right color match regardless of the style and design of your home.

Shade and Sun

Another benefit to retractable deck awnings over covered patios is the ability to have sun or shade right at your fingertips. Once you construct the permanent cover, it is there to stay. You can’t enjoy the sun on your patio, and all you will ever have is the shade.

With a motorized retractable awning, you can have shade in the heat of the day and then, when it cools off, enjoy the full sky by simply retracting the awning. It is also a terrific option for a home gardener as you can create just the lighting conditions for all your favorite potted plants, flowers, and even vegetables on the deck.

There is no comparing the benefits of a covered patio to retractable deck awnings. Practical, beautiful and fun, these are an addition to your home you will never regret.

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