If you’ve got a patio, deck or another outdoor area you like to enjoy, then a retractable deck awning is an absolute must. Not only does it shade you and your guests from potentially dangerous and skin cancer-causing UV rays, but it also makes entertaining, dining and just enjoying the great outdoors easier and more comfortable. Retractable deck awnings can also add to the aesthetic appeal of your home, making it easier to market and even attract buyers when it comes time to sell.

Are you on the market for a retractable deck awning for your home. Here’s what you should look for:

A reputable manufacturer. You don’t want to buy just any old awning. For one, it needs to stand up to the elements. We get a lot of snow, wind, and rain here in Ohio, and if you want your awning investment to last, it needs to be durable and of the highest quality. Make sure you’re buying from a reputable, well-known manufacturer to ensure your awning lasts you as long as possible. Our favorite brand is Betterliving.

An experienced, knowledgeable installer. Don’t hire a random contractor or handyman to install your awning. Instead, look for a knowledgeable firm that’s had years of hands-on experience installing the exact type of awning you’ve chosen. For the safety of your loved ones and guests, you want your awning installed properly and securely every step of the way.

Value-added products and services. Consider buying your awning from a firm that can give you value-added services and products along the way. A contractor that can also install remote controls, update your windows or doors or even include a warranty is a great way to get more out of your awning over the years.

Do you want a retractable deck awning for your outdoor entertaining areas? Then stop by the JSB Home Solutions showroom today. We’ll help you find the ideal awning for your space and budget.