by Christine Crockett
It’s the middle of winter across the United States and as good a time as any to remind all retractable patio awning owners that your awnings are not designed for use in precipitation; they should always remain closed during storms to prevent failure.
Your retractable awning is the perfect tool to combat the dangerous effects of sun exposure, but it is not designed for use in precipitation or strong winds.
Please remember that the warranty does not cover damage caused by ice, snow, rain or wind, so make sure to protect your retractable awning from these elements so it will last for many years to come.
Regardless of if you live in a cold, snowy area or a warm, rainy area, a door canopy can be a huge benefit in bad weather situations. Featuring a sturdy milled finish frame and a built-in rain gutter, our Aluminum Door Canopy is designed to withstand heavy wind as well as rain and snow loads.
Heavy-duty support arms are standard, but you may also equip the optional side wings to fully enclose your canopy, keeping you even dryer on those dreary days.
Head over to our Aluminum Awnings section to learn more about these strong awnings and canopies.