Having a yard for the kids to play in

Having a yard for the kids to play in

Looking For Exterior Window Treatments? Consider Drop-Arm Awnings

Wyatt Patterson

Typically, awnings tend to be stationary window treatments. If you would like the ability to retract your awnings at whim, you should consider drop-arm awnings. These window treatments have a component referred to as a drop-arm that enables them to pivot upward and downward, thus enabling you to lower and raise your awnings as need be. The drop-arm will secure the awning in place when it has been extended, as the fabric stretches over the window. If you are looking for exterior window treatments for your residence, the following are some of the reasons why you should consider drop-arm awnings.

Drop-arm awnings provide you with versatile installation options

One of the advantages of opting for drop-arm awnings is that they can be installed virtually anywhere. This is not the case with all exterior window treatments, as some of them are designed to specific measurements. With drop-arm awnings, you can get varying sizes suitable for the smallest windows on your property to the largest windows.

In addition to this, the drop-arm awnings come in an assortment of materials. Some of the options you can consider include mesh screens, canvas, PVC and acrylic. Your selection would largely depend on what characteristics you would like from your choice of fabric, the ease of maintenance as well as your budget. They also come in a myriad of colours so you can rest assured that you will get drop-arm awnings that would suit your aesthetic preferences as well as match or complement the colour scheme of your residence.

Drop-arm awnings are user friendly

When it comes to exterior window treatments, you may find some are hard to operate—especially if they have been installed at hard to reach places like high windows. This is why some of these window treatments would be stationary so as to ensure you do not have the hassle of opening and closing them. If you are looking for an option that would afford you user-friendly control over your window treatments, then you should opt for drop-arm awnings.

Manually controlled drop-arm awnings will come fitted with ether a crank handle or a winder. This ensures you do not have to strain yourself when extending or closing your awnings On the other hand, you could opt for motorized drop-arm awnings. These can be operated by simply turning a switch on and off. Motorized awnings come with additional features. One of the features you could consider are sun sensors, which send signals to your stop-drop awnings to lower automatically when the sun is high.


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Having a yard for the kids to play in

I knew that the moment we bought a house with a decent yard I'd be ready to start having kids. I loved playing outside as a kid and since we've been in this house I think the kids spend nearly as much time outside as they do outside. That lawn has seen my babies crawl, my toddlers start walkings, the kids kicking balls around and playing chasey all afternoon. Keeping the lawn soft and green is so important to me as it let's us spend all that time outside. I'm always looking for ways to make it feel and look soft and green.