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RETRACTABLE AWNINGS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Q: Are Awnings waterproof?A: Acrylic Awnings are water resistant, not waterproof.
  • Q: Do you customize awnings?A: Our educated sales staff will be able to provide you with great design ideas.
  • Q: What type of metal do you use on your fixed awnings?A: We custom weld steel frames, which are powder-coated to match your fabric color.
  • Q: Do you recover awnings?A: Yes, we do. We can come to your home and give you a “Free Estimate” or, we can give a phone quote.
  • Q: What are your payment terms?A: We take all major credit cards, cash & checks.
  • Q: What kind of fabrics do you use?A: We use a 100% solution dyed acrylic, which is available in over 200 stripes and solids. We use 100% PTFE thread, it’s a resin thread. The sewing thread that maintains 100% of its strength after many years of exposure to sun, rain, chemicals, UV Radiation, salt and more.
  • Q: Where I can view fabric colors?A: See our “Fabric Showroom” tab to view over 200 selections striped & solid fabric colors.
  • Q: What’s the difference between Fixed Awnings and Stationary Awnings?​A: We manufacture a large range of custom Awnings and Free Standings. Stationary Awnings Fixed Awnings are attached to walls, as for Stationary Awnings, they are freestanding and they are self-supporting.
  • Q: What different shade factor percentage (%) do you offer in sunscreens?A: Sunscreen fabrics are available with 80% & 90% Shade Factors. They are designed to reduce heat transfer through windows by helping to eliminate ultra violet rays. Sunscreen fabrics not only reduce the heat but also play an important role in glare reduction as well as daytime privacy.
  • Q: Do you have any specials or discounts?A: Sign up on our website and we will offer you FREE TAX & INSTALLATION.Also, check in periodically and we offer summer and winter discounts as well
  • Q: What’s the largest width that you can make?A: Retractable can be made up to any size! All Awnings are custom made.
  • Q: Can my awnings withstand in mild winds?​A: Retractable Awnings can withstand mild weather conditions. It is the homeowner’s responsibility to retract the awning back in during storms and in climate weather. In wind-tunnel test, retractable awnings can sustain straight on wind forces of over 50mph; however, we STRONGLY recommend that you retract your awning in to keep it safe from “mother nature”.
  • Q: What is the lead-time for installation?A: 3-4 weeks from date of order.
  • Q: Is acrylic fabric the best to use for awnings?A: Yes, Acrylic Fabric is the most reliable, durable, colorfast and time-tested woven fabric in the world today.
  • Q: How do I get my repairs made on my awnings?A: Call our Service Department. Our staff will more than happy and willing to help you with your service needs.
  • Q: Do you use powder coating?A: Yes we do. Powder coatings are finely ground plastic particles consisting of pigments, resins, binders, fillers and hardeners. An electrostatic spray application used as fluidized bed as a feed hopper to hold the powder and fluidize it so that it can be pumped to the tip of the spray gun. High voltage is discharged through an electrode at the powder gun tip. The spray gun is designed to charge the material a direct it toward a properly prepared and grounded work piece/part. The part is then conveyed to the oven for curing of the powder. When exposed to heat, these plastic particles melt to form a continuous film of high durability and chemical resistance.
  • Q: How long do your awnings last?A: Acrylic fabric can have a life span of 8-12 years.
  • Q: How often do I clean my awnings?A: Please click on “Why buy from us” and “Cleaning Care Instructions”.
  • Q: Does acrylic fabric offer UV Protection?A: It provides up to 98% UV protection from the harmful effects of the sun.