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Welcome To Our Awning FAQ

We have put together a collection of frequently asked questions that our customers have asked us.
Contact Us and please let us know what other questions you may have and we will be happy to help.

How long does an awning last?

As a general rule of thumb, awnings will last approximately 5 to 10 years or more.  The biggest culprit to longevity is excessive fade and deterioration due to the sun.   Most manufacturers have a 5 years to 10 year limited warranty depending on fabric brand. The direction the awning faces will effect durability, with north and east facing awnings lasting longer.

How long does a awning last?

As a general rule of thumb, awnings will last approximately 5 to 10 years or more.  The biggest culprit to longevity is excessive fade and deterioration due to the sun.   Most manufacturers have a 5 years to 10 year limited warranty depending on fabric brand. The direction the awning faces will effect durability, with north and east facing awnings lasting longer.

Does fabric color effect awning longevity?

Fabric color effects longevity, with awnings made of darker colors, blue, black, dark green, etc. looking better for a longer period of time than red, yellow, terra cotta colored awnings.  Awning frames are typically made of welded aluminum and will last for years.

Can you reuse Awning frames with new fabric?

Awning frames usually will far surpass awning fabric life and can be recovered multiple times.

Are awnings waterproof?

Awnings are water repellant, not waterproof. In most installations you would experience little to no leakage, but fabric type, pitch of awning, mounting surface and storm severity can effect any leakage that may occur.

How long does it take to get a awning?

All of our products are custom made and can be made in as little as two weeks depending on job size and time of year. A typical lead time is about four weeks.

How much does a awning cost?

It is hard to give a general idea of how much a awning will cost since they can vary in size, fabric type, installation, and extras like graphics. Please contact us with rough sizes, or we would be happy to meet at your site to give you a accurate bid.

Are Awnings Waterproof?

Awnings by design are manufactured to protect against the rain and provide a sheltered area.

Can you clean an Awning?

Metal Awnings can be cleaned with soap and water.  Fabric Awnings can be cleaned with soap and water as well.  If the Fabric has a severe stain, you can try vinegar or maybe bleach, but (Make sure to contact the manufacturer for recommended cleaning instructions).

What materials are used in constructing an Awning?

Awnings are typically constructed with various fabrics, galvanized (rust proof) steel or aluminum.  The frames of most awnings are usually designed to last a lifetime of use.  Fasteners, connectors and the condition of the awning should be checked yearly for wear and tear.

Do you need a permit to install an Awning?

Typically awnings will require some type of permit from the City or HOA (Home Owners Association).  Some city ordinances require strict regulations pertaining to Awnings for size and color.

Will an Awning Save Money on Energy and Utility Bills?

An energy study from The Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA) indicated that indicates that fabric awnings and fabric shades can save you big when it comes to reducing energy costs.  Homeowners are able to save as much as $200, says PAMA. “The significance of this type of energy savings extends beyond reduced home expenses,” said Joe Huang, president of White Box Technology, who conducted the study. “When numerous homeowners in a community reduce their energy use, there is less demand for energy during peak usage, resulting in overall savings to utility companies and the public.”

Can Logos be put on Awnings?

Most certainly.  Most Awning suppliers are able to incorporate logos and business names on awnings.