Top 5 Benefits of Choosing an Electric Awning

Electric Awning

Retractable electric awnings offer a convenient and practical solution for providing sunshade and UV protection in the outdoor areas of your residential and commercial space. By preventing direct sunlight from entering through the windows, these awnings also help to reduce the heat build-up inside the building, thereby reducing the need for air conditioning.

Adding an electric awning to your property brings multiple advantages. From expanding your living space, and providing additional shade in your garden, to reducing glare in your living room and decreasing heating costs! Electric awnings are a fantastic addition that offers both functionality and cost-effectiveness.

Moreover, with electric awnings’ retractable features, you can conveniently adjust them to suit your home or business and provide optimal protection from the sun’s rays.

Operating electric awnings is as easy as pushing a button so requires no manual effort or need to move therefore, it is a hassle-free way of creating shade in your outdoor space.

Below are The Top 5 Benefits of Installing a Motorised Electric Awning:

Usable 365 days a year.

During the spring and summer months, external retractable electric awnings act as a barrier against the sun’s rays, creating a cooling shaded area perfect for al-fresco dining or reading a book. This shade can make a noticeable difference on hot days, lowering the temperature beneath the awning substantially.

During winter months, your external retractable awning can be used as an extension of your home allowing you to continue using your garden as can still be used in light rain showers. While your awning is closed it will help maximize the natural sunlight that enters your home or business, helping in reducing the need for ‘electric heating’ in homes.

Customizable to your wants and needs.

Electric awnings offer convenient and customizable solutions for adjusting to suit your individual preferences while providing optimal protection from the sun’s rays. These awnings can be easily controlled with just the touch of a button, allowing users to extend or retract the awning as needed.

This flexibility is especially useful in areas with constantly changing weather conditions or varying sunlight throughout the day. By adjusting the position of the awning, you can create the perfect balance of shade and sunlight to enhance your outdoor experience.

Ease of use

With motorisation of your awning, it takes away the need for a manual crank handle to control the opening and closing of your awning and instead with the help of an electric motor, the process is as simple as a push of a button to open or close your awning.

This feature not only enhances the ease of use but also ensures you are not disturbed while enjoying your outdoor activities. We have had reports from many customers who have made the change from a manual awning to a motorised awning and are using their awning far more because they do not have to open and close the awning manually each time they wish to use it.

Motorised retractable awnings utilize telescopic arms to operate. These arms are equipped with gas-filled cylinders that enable the awning to be extended or retracted, rather than being folded. By simply pressing a button on the remote control, the motor will quietly activate, causing the telescopic arms to open or close the awning.


There is nothing worse than being sat in your garden and you feel overlooked. An awning is a great addition if you feel like this, especially if it is from above as it offers you protection from your noisy neighbours.

If you are looking for additional privacy from the sides, why not check out our Bora Screen as this is a perfect add-on to any awning.

Optional Extras

Electric awnings offer a range of add-ons which can only be added to a motorized awning. These include many useful and attractive accessories such as:
LED Lighting – Perfect for those evening nights with a book or family gatherings.
Heaters – Take the chill out of the air so you can enjoy your garden for longer.
Wind Sensor – This automatically brings your awning in if the wind gets too strong, helping prolong the life of your awning.
Sun and Wind Sensor– This automatically will bring your awning out in the sunshine and bring it back in if the wind picks up helping you use your awning all year round.

These wonderful additions will make your awning a hassle-free addition to your home or business.


From keeping your home or garden cooler in summer and expanding your outdoor recreational space to reducing the need for indoor cooling systems and shielding you against UV rays, electric awnings serve both functional and aesthetic purposes.

Moreover, they add more privacy to your garden area. Also, electric awnings are more convenient, durable, and cost-effective.

So, if you’re looking for a way to beat the heat and create a more enjoyable outdoor experience without manual stress, consider installing a motorised electric awning from Insignia.

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