Retractable awnings are extremely versatile additions to your outdoor area. They protect you from the sun, cool down your home, and come in a variety of colors. Although they have low maintenance requirements, there are a few ways you can prevent unnecessary wear and tear on the awnings. One question that come up when purchasing or up-keeping an awning is how much wind it can take.
While most awnings in the market are built to withstand some degree of wind, their size, age and brand can significantly affect their performance against the stronger breezes. When selecting an awning for your home or business, it is important to invest in a quality product that you’ll be able to enjoy for many years to come. As a rule of thumb, awnings can easily withstand winds of up to about 25mph, but that number may fluctuate depending on wind direction and the size of the awning. Most people would agree; however, it is best to retract their awnings if it’s too windy to sit outside.