Escaping the summer heat doesn’t have to mean staying inside. Ideal for an outdoor patio, retractable awnings provide the perfect amount of shade for a more enjoyable social gathering in the great outdoors.
This SunSetter Motorized Retractable Awning has been a life-changer for Sean and Amy Powers of Posey County, Ind. Installed two summers ago by Martin Brothers in Newburgh, Ind., Amy says the shade now allows her to sit on the deck while her kids play in the pool.
The awnings come in various sizes ranging from 8-20 feet wide, and Martin Brothers offers more than 40 color choices of woven acrylic or laminated fabric. Prices: $1,200-$5,000.