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Things You Should Know Before Purchasing an Awning

Posted on Friday, August 19th, 2016 at 1:03 pm.

Like any sound investment, there are a few things you should know before purchasing an awning.

You’ve already read about the countless benefits of purchasing an awning, and you are ready to purchase! However, before you make the big purchase and set up an installation, make sure you work through these five questions before signing on the dotted line.

Where Will Your Awning Be Placed?

This question might seem obvious to you, but it is one you definitely need to know an answer to beforehand. Most people place their awning over a deck or over a door. Can an awning be installed in the place you had in mind?

How Will the Awning Be Installed?

Awnings are most frequently mounted to an exterior wall or a patch of roof above the gutter. Talk with your awning company to make sure that your awning will be designed to properly account for the installation location. The mount directly affects the height of the awning and how steep the slope will be, in addition to whether or not it will be able to serve its intended purpose.

How Much (or Little) Does the Warranty Cover?

Frequently, different portions of your awning have different individual warranties. The frame may have a longer warranty than the fabric used in the awning or the powder-coating finish that is included. Make sure you fully understand the terms of the warranty before finalizing your awning purchase.

Should I Opt for a Motorized or Manual Retractable Awning?

The final choice is yours, but most customers that opt for the motorized awning option are more satisfied in the long run. Motorized awnings are much more convenient and they work especially well for people that don’t have much muscular strength in their arms. Manually retractable awning, however, can be a great choice for those without electricity on their decks or because zoning rules or a homeowner’s association wouldn’t allow a motorized retractable awning.

How Long Will This Take?

Go over the timeframe for installation before finalizing your purchase so that you are sure the company you are working with can meet your needs. At Carroll Awning, we are prepared to expertly design and install your awning at a time that works for you.

Trust the Experts at Carroll Awning Company

Ready to get the perfect awning for your business or home? Carroll Awning Company has the expertise and equipment to make and install the perfect residential or commercial awning to give your home or business an even cooler exterior. We can design, create, and install custom canopies and awnings all year long. For a free estimate and to get started designing your dream awning, give us a call at 1-800-999-5617 or visit us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.

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