September 1st, 2023
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Awning Automation at your Fingertips: A Guide to Automatic Awnings

Automatic sun control isn’t just about shading; it’s about maintaining a lifestyle that emphasizes convenience, energy efficiency, and a seamless connection with the outdoors. As our homes become smarter and more connected, revolutionary advances are being made through automated, outdoor shading solutions. Automatic awnings and drop shades, specifically designed for windows, doors, patios, and elevated outdoor living spaces, have become a popular choice for homeowners looking to enjoy their outdoor spaces while getting ahead of the sun’s changing positions.

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Awning automation options can enhance your lifestyle in many different ways:

  1. Wind Sensors: Protect your automatic awning or shade on your patio or deck from damaging winds. These sensors will detect high wind speeds, automatically retracting your awning or shade to prevent damage to your home and surroundings.
  2. Sun Sensors: Optimize shading and heat prevention based on sunlight. Install sun sensors to trigger your awning to extend or retract based on sun intensity, giving the ability to start cooling your space even before you get home to ensure a pleasant outdoor experience no matter the heat.
  3. Single & Multi-Channel Remotes: No need for multiple remotes or switches! Control multiple automated awnings or drop shades using a single remote. A remote-controlled awning is convenient and offers flexible control from anywhere inside or outside your home.
  4. Interior & Exterior Switches: Rather not add another remote to the mix? Enhance usability with a hardwired switch strategically placed inside and outside the house.
  5. Timers: Schedule your automatic awnings to extend or retract at specific times of the day, complementing your daily routine and saving energy by cooling your exterior at the hottest times of the day.

Benefits of Automatic Shade for Your Home or Business

  • Energy Efficiency: By cutting solar heat gains by 65% to 77%, automatic awnings and outdoor shades can contribute significantly to energy savings and the protection of your interior goods.
  • Health Benefits: Enjoy outdoor and indoor spaces without exposure to harmful UV rays by covering your exterior with automated retractable awnings or drop shades that can adjust as the sun adjusts. Remote control shades create the perfect outdoor living space at the touch of a button, which can help reduce stress levels, enhance well-being, and even prevent sun damaging to the skin.
  • Aesthetic Appeal: With sleek, wireless designs and automated functionalities, our automated sun control products are visually appealing and add value to your property.

Automatic Drop Shades: A No-Fuss Shading Solution

The emergence of automatic shading has removed the hassle of manually adjusting your awnings or outdoor shades, enabling you to control your level of shade in comfort. Be it controlled by sensor or by timer-based adjustments, our automatic shades powered by Somfy® Motors offer the utmost convenience and ensure long-lasting power.


Remote Control Retractable Awnings: Total Control at Your Fingertips

Imagine extending your automatic retractable awning for your outdoor living space while enjoying a sun-kissed morning, without having to get up. Motorized awnings operated by wireless remote controls provide this flexibility no matter your location inside or outside of your home or business.

Stay Protected with Manual Override and Sensors

In situations like power outages or extreme weather conditions, additional features such as manual override and wind and sun sensors offer extra protection. These provisions ensure that you have full control and protection over your awnings, no matter the circumstances. Wind sensors are installed to detect high winds while automatically retracting your awning for overall protection. Although sun sensors do quite the opposite by automatically extending your awning during warmer temperatures, wind sensors will always dominate to ensure safety of the awning first.

Embrace the Future with Automatic Awnings

Automated awnings and drop shades, for your home or business, signify a move towards a smarter, more responsive living environment. Remote controls, switches, sensors, and timers offer a blend of functionality and lifestyle benefits that align with sustainable living and convenience. Whether it’s enjoying a relaxed evening on your deck or ensuring energy efficiency during the hot summer months, automatic shading offers a solution that’s both sophisticated and practical.

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