Considering an addition to your home? Awnings that shade your windows, decks and patios create an environment that allows you to enjoy outdoor activities while avoiding excessive heat and sun exposure. A canopy over your deck or patio offers a long-term solution to needed space at a lower cost. With today's tchnology you can open and close a retractable awning with no more than the touch of a button using manual, automatic, remote-control and sensor-activited controls. Awnings and canopies will shade your deck from the sun, and provide outdoor protection on rainy days. In addition, canopies and awnings protect inside furnishings such as furniture, drapes and carpet from fading due to UV rays.