A retractable awning is a major investment for most homeowners – typically running between $4,000-10,000+ for a fully custom made, professionally installed unit. Before you plunk down your hard-earned cash, consider these 10 key factors. Doing your homework can save you time and money, and help to avoid more of life’s headaches. 1. Who are you purchasing from? With this size investment, you’ll want to check out your local dealer(s) with the Better Business Bureau and request references from your area. No matter how good the product is, the dealer selection is almost as important. You can also check Angie’s […]
A retractable awning from Eclipse Shading Systems is a good solution for a lot of questions about improving your home. It doesn’t make a difference whether a homeowner lives in a luxury beach house or a ranch-style in the suburban Midwest. We hear the same kinds of situations from them. They have created a backyard paradise that they want to enjoy more. They would love to have a covered patio but either can’t afford a brick-and-mortar investment, or building codes or HMA covenants prevent construction of one. They have beautiful scenery at their property and want to create more space […]
While the awning is on the frame, you can conduct light cleaning. Brush off loose dirt with a soft bristle brush. Hose down fabrics on a monthly basis with clean water, which helps prevent dirt from becoming deeply embedded in the fabric, and eliminates the need for more thorough cleaning. Typically, a thorough cleaning of your awning will be needed every two to three years. For tough cleaning jobs to get rid of dirt and mildew, prepare a cleaning solution of water and mild soap or dishwashing liquid. Use a soft bristle brush to scrub away dirt and debris. Allow […]
If you’re looking to spend time outdoors with family or friends under a retractable awning, this is the perfect time! During nice, warm, and sunny weather, many homeowners choose to sit under an awning or shade to enjoy their outdoor living areas. Yet, after many months of not using it, you may come across some problems when trying to take it out. Here are some common awning installation issues and solutions. Issue: The awning makes a knocking or cracking noise when extending or retracting. Solution: The awning brackets have not been tightened completely. Be sure the square torsion bar is […]
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