Today’s awnings come in two basic types:
Manually operated models which are opened by hand and motorised models which operate by electricity.
Each offers its own advantages.
Benefits include low-cost affordability, easy adaptability to almost any deck or patio, and support arms that can be angled back against the house or set vertically on the deck or patio floor. These arms provide extra support and stability which some owners prefer in windy areas, and increase the awning’s versatility by making the attachment of certain accessories available.