What kind of fabrics are used in awnings and is there a large color selection?
We offer a large selection of fabric options. More popular fabrics include Sunbrella, Dickson, Calabana, Weathertyte and much more. These fabrics are available in a variety of colors in both solids and stripes. We’re sure to have a fabric available to suit your needs and tastes.
How long can an awning or canopy last?
Awning frames made of aluminum or steel last a life-time. Today’s fabrics are made to last 5 – 7 years. Today’s most popular fabric, Sunbrella comes with a 5 year warranty. However, with proper maintenance and care, they can last even longer. We suggest taking your awnings and in particular, canopies down for the winter months. If you are unable to do this task yourself, we offer such a service including installation, take down and/or storage.
What more do awnings do in addition to reducing energy costs?
Our awnings are designed to complement the architecture of any building using various types, fabrics, colors, patterns and styles thus adding decor to the building.,Awnings provide a sense of hospitality and extend your living space beautifully. Covering your patio or deck in the summer with a canvas awning is like adding an additional room to your house.,Awnings & canopies provide protection from the sun and rain and combine functional elegance with decorative appeal to enhance the appearance of any home or business. Awnings also protect curtains, furnishings & carpets from fading from direct UV light.,Note: This mostly applies to stationary awnings & canopies. Retractable awnings or canopies should be retracted when there is inclement weather or high winds unless specifically designed for such.
Why do I need an awning or canopy?
An awning or canopy can be an excellent form of compliment to any kind of electrical cooling appliance (air conditioning). Awnings restrict the amount of heat entering a building through glass windows and doors thus reducing interior temperatures up to 13 degrees and reducing energy costs by up to 20 percent!