Protection from the Rain: Rain Channels vs. Awning Slopes

There are many varying reasons a homeowner might decide to install awnings on their home. One of which can be to provide your backyard with a shady spot from the sun or in some cases to reduce the amount of heat and glare from south-facing windows. Retractable awnings are usually chosen when a homeowner’s reason is to have the choice of sitting in the sun or the shade. Other reasons can include an escape and protection from the rain so you are able to enjoy your backyard even when the weather is wet. If you intend to use your awning as protection from the rain, there are a number of things you have to consider.

Here are a few frequently asked questions from homeowners looking for awnings that will provide protection from the rain:

Do we really need to pay extra to have a variable slope in the retractable awning?

No. Many people will pay quite a bit of extra money to add this gadget to their awning. Instead, it makes more sense to look for a more affordable, easy to operate awning that uses gutters to divert water off of the awning and away from the area below.

Do I need to adjust the slope when it rains?

No. As long as you have an efficient gutter system (or rain channel) situated on the frontal bar of your retractable awning, there is no need to manually adjust the awning’s slope while it’s raining. This saves you from fumbling in the rain to get the right angle to keep the rain away from your seating area.

Do you mean the gutters on my home?

No. If you have a retractable awning from OmbraSole, there is a gutter system in the front bar of the awning designed to eliminate the need to install a gadget to adjust the slope of your awning. This means there is no need to spend extra money or try to manually adjust the slope when it rains. You can sit back and relax and enjoy the fresh air without having to jump up to fix the slope.

Remember that retractable awnings protect you from the sun as well as light rainfall during the season. When it is windy or heavy rainfall, it is best if your retractable awning remains closed.

Won’t the rain gathering on my awning cause pooling issues without changing the awning slope?

No. As long as you choose a fixed retractable awning from OmbraSole, the central profile frame is doubled and closed with a revolutionary gutter system that prevents water from pooling in the center.

OmbraSole’s retractable awnings have the gutter system to protect you when the rain begins to fall.

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