• What sets our awnings apart from the competition?
  • Can Awnings help reduce my electric bill?
  • What is the life span of a fabric awning?
  • Can fabric awnings be cleaned?
  • Can you repair/re-sew damaged awnings?
  • Should fabric awnings be removed in the event of a hurricane?
  • Are retractable awnings better than fixed awnings for hurricane resistance?
  • Can I have graphics applied to my awning?

    Our awnings are custom manufactured in-house by highly skilled craftsmen. Our frames and covers are built using exclusive methods that take more time and effort to employ, but result in a higher quality awning. We also pay very close attention to detail from conception to installation, which results in a more refined end product.

     According to a study by the American Society of Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers, canvas awnings can reduce heat generated by direct sunlight by as much as 77%. This can translate into a reduction in air conditioning costs by as much as 25%.

            

 

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     Permanent fabric awning covers typically last 5-7 years before they need to be replaced, but they can last longer than that. Retractable awning covers typically last 7-10 years if properly used and taken care of. This is primarily determined by sun, wind, and rain exposure. Both permanent and retractable awning frames can be re-covered multiple times.

     In most cases, rinsing your awning with clean water once quarterly will help keep it clean.

     Awnings that are directly under or near trees, and awnings that are exposed to roof runoff will require more maintenance. You can consult the "Care & Cleaning" section on our website for additional information.

   It is sometimes possible to repair a small rip in awning fabric if the cover is clean and the rip does not cross any seams/stitching. Old covers can also sometimes be re-sewn, but it is generally more cost-effective to purchase a new awning cover.

           

       Although it is always safer to remove an awning before a hurricane, it is not imperative. Our awnings are built using welded aluminum frames, and our covers are tightly fastened to them. This allows them to withstand a wind load exceeding 130mph.

     Our awnings have been tested many times by the numerous hurricanes that have struck our area, and they have experienced a very high survival rate compared to that of our competition.

     No.

     Once common misconception about retractable awnings is that they can be used on a permanent basis, and only need to be retracted in the event of a hurricane.

     Retractable awnings are solely designed to be temporary shade structures. They are not designed to support a wind, rain, or snow load. Many people do use retractable awnings on a permanent or semi-permanent basis, but this causes excessive wear on the frame and cover.

     Additionally, use of retractable awnings in adverse weather conditions could lead to property damage or personal injury.

     Yes.

    There are many methods of applying graphics to awning covers. This usually depends on the fabric. See our Signs and Graphics section for more information.