Retractable Awnings: God’s Gift to Events Places and Organizers

An example of an event's awning in use

Unpredictable weather is one of the biggest problems of event planners. It is very discouraging when dark clouds start looming over an outdoor event, or when the combination of a cloudless sky and a tree-less venue makes guests feel so overheated. Event planners and venues need to prepare for any eventuality. For these scenarios, retractable awnings will be very useful.

Shade and Cover as Needed

Retractable awnings are ideal for balconies, patios, walkways, and or any space adjacent to a wall. They provide shade in the summer and cover during the rainy season. If the weather doesn’t require it or if the weather is too extreme (ex: strong winds) you can retract it and get it out of the way.

Strategically placed retractable awnings can extend an event space and give organizers a wider area to work with. They are also useful wherever there is outdoor seating. Establishments need to provide cover not only for the guests, but also for properties like tables, chairs, sound and lighting systems, and flooring. reminds business owners that awnings protect these investments, so they need to choose quality brands.

Automatic and Adjustable Slopes

Modern awnings have automatic mechanisms that retract the panels and adjust the slope. These are convenient features that let you save time, effort, and reduce risks for your staff. It’s dangerous, for example, to climb a ladder to remove an awning while a thunderstorm is fast approaching.

Being able to adjust an awning’s slope is also an advantage. For example, due to the lower angle of the sun, outdoor roofs are often useless round 2:00 to 4:00 in the afternoon. But if you can lower the angles of the awnings, you can block more of the harsh light entering a room. This is useful for organizers who have to consider lighting into the styling of an event.

Events places and organizers will benefit a lot if they secure retractable awnings as part of their contingency plans.