Whether you are trying to expand your seasonal living space, reduce the temperature on your deck, or reduce the fading effect of UV light on interior finishes, MacDonald Awnings offers a wide variety of fixed or retractable awning products to meet every need. You no longer have to choose between aesthetics and functionality to achieve the space of your dreams!
Custom deck awnings come in any shape, colour, and size to enhance your home. With newer acrylic fabrics, and 300 colours available to match your home’s exterior and the outdoor furniture of your patio awning, you can rest easy in your decision to improve your property for use through rain or shine.
If you live in Saskatchewan, you know what it is like to go from no wind to 50km gusts in an instant. In order to cope with this, we have 3 different options:
1. Manual/Motorized Retraction – simply put, you would need to go out and retract your awning to prevent any damage.
2. Hold Down Poles – these are poles that fasten the outside edge of the awning front to a location on your deck, stabilizing your deck awning against strong winds.
3. Wind Sensor – upgrade your motorized awning with a sensor mounted on the outside edge that automatically retracts your porch awning in strong winds.
A minimum of 12″ is typically sufficient for most awning types but that can change to as much as 16″. For tighter spaces, it is a case-by-case situation. Call us today, and we’ll advise you on what we need to know to give you a good answer.
We advise deciding to add a motor prior to ordering your awning. To retrofit one, your awning must be uninstalled, returned to the supplier to have the motor added, and then re-installed. This process is time-consuming, costly, and inconvenient.