Our awnings will last us for a long time if given the proper care. They’ll get you through many harsh summers, and it will seem as though it will always be reliable. However, there will come a day when your awning no longer functions in the way you need it to function. Eventually, you’ll have to get an awning replacement. The signs can start off subtle at first, but you have to keep your eyes peeled so you can notice these signs early on before they become too problematic. Here are some of the signs to watch for that signal you need an awning replacement.
Your Awning is Getting Old
Every item you buy for your home is expected to last a certain amount of time. Most of these items have a short enough life expectancy that you’ll have to replace them before you’re done with the house, and your awning is no exception.
Most awning frames are constructed out of aluminum, which lets them last a long time. The parts that fail you first are usually any moving parts and motors. The fabric will follow shortly after. Fabric usually lasts between 5 and 15 years. When you replace your fabric, you should choose a sturdier variety next time. Fortunately, you can often replace the fabric without needing to replace the whole awning. Just be sure that your awning is built from high-quality materials, or else you’ll have to replace other parts of your awning before too long.
Your Awning is Damaged
Weather can take a toll on your home’s exterior, and it can cause parts of your house to get worn and torn. If your awning has taken damage from the elements, an awning replacement may be in order. Your awning will likely suffer significant damage if it’s left out during the winter. Snow and rain can weigh down your awning, and if your awning is damp for an extended period of time, it can grow mold, leading to future problems. If you want to avoid these problems in the future, get an awning replacement today.
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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.