When you want to enjoy your time outside on your backyard patio during the summer months, an awning can provide maximum protection from the heat of the sun. Adding an awning to your exterior space is a very low-cost way to extend your outdoor living space.  A retractable awning can provide exceptional coverage during a light shower because the standard awning fabric is highly waterproof. To maximize the awning’s ability to be effective for rainwater runoff. A retractable awning offers the benefits of leaving your patio free and clear of poles and gives you the option of full sun, part sun or full shade.  Patio awnings are available using a hand crank manual operation, but for those people who want the ultimate ease of operation, retractable awnings also come with a motorized system. A motorized system offers the convenience of positioning by operating a wall switch or remote control.