If you have a deck or patio, you’d like to make the most of the space as soon as the weather warms up. But with the sun beating down on you, or scattered showers scattering you and your guests, it can be tricky to find the perfect time for backyard rest and relaxation. 

Tucson awnings and screens take care of that, while also pretty much-taking care of itself. Here are a few things you may not have known about why a retractable awning may well be one of the best outdoor investments.


The fabric of many retractable awnings allows air to flow through, so it won’t hold the heat in underneath. No one wants to bake slowly in the shade, and who doesn’t love a nice breeze?

Longer Lifespan

Since retractable awnings can be drawn back during a thunderstorm, high winds, or other inclement weather, they’re less likely to be damaged. So, although a permanent awning may seem less expensive in the short term, a retractable awning has a longer lifespan. 

Since they’re made of canvas, vinyl, or other water-resistant material, they never need painting like traditional awnings, and because you can retract them during periods of disuse, they’re not prone to fading from the sun.

Furniture Protection

Even the most durable patio furniture of the highest quality fades eventually from years of sun exposure. Outdoor furniture is an investment in itself, and a retractable awning protects it. Installing one over your patio furniture really brings the space together, giving it the feel of an “outdoor room” — a dry, shady, comfortable place where you can relax with friends and family.