Whether for home or business, awnings offer many benefits. There are so many attractive shapes, a huge variety of fabrics and almost unlimited color combinations. They can enhance the appearance of any building, whatever its architectural style. For commercial buildings, they attract immediate attention and can be further embellished with text or eye-catching graphics. They also serve the very practical purpose of protecting people and property from the elements A retractable awning can turn a scorching hot patio or pool-side deck into an enjoyable relaxation area in addition to shielding furnishings from UV ray damage and lowering A/C costs.