A retractable awning will last you for many years, keeping your building and people safe from the outdoor elements. But there comes a time when your awning can’t sustain itself anymore, and you will have to get it replaced. Knowing when to replace your awnings isn’t always easy, but there are signs that tell you when that time is drawing near. Here are indicators that it/s time for you to get your retractable awning replaced.
Your Awning Has Gotten Too Old
Everything you purchase for your house will have a life expectancy, which includes the awning you have, or the one you will purchase. There are many components to all awnings. The frames, which will usually be made from aluminum, will often last a long time. The first parts to fail will likely be the motor and moving parts, as well as the fabric.
The fabric will probably last between 5 and 15 years and, fortunately, if issues arise with the fabric, it can be replaced without having to replace the entire awning.
Your Awning is Damaged
One of the biggest variables regarding your home is the weather. Storms can do heavy damage to your home’s exterior. Your roof and gutters can get worn down over time, just as your awning can. There are various ways a retractable awning can take damage over time, some ways include: rips from the weight of snow, dry rotting from the sun, or discoloration from pollen.
The damage awnings take can be minimized by retracting them. This won’t protect your awning from all damage, so you’ll still have to monitor its condition, but it can increase your awning’s longevity.
Contact Carroll Architectural Shade Today
Through our combined locations in Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., Carroll Architectural Shade provides innovative craftsmanship, superb service, competitive pricing, and unfailing attention to detail for customers throughout Maryland and Virginia.
Our highly skilled craftsmen design and custom manufacture shade products in house, including commercial awnings, residential awnings, retractable awnings, roll up curtains, aluminum awnings, and flat metal canopies. Founded in 1958 by James Carroll Sr., and still family-owned by his sons today, Carroll Architectural Shade remains committed to delivering top quality craftsmanship and service.