Retractable Awning FAQs

Shade Your Queries: Awning FAQs Uncovered!

  1. Why should I consider a retractable awning over a fixed one?

    Retractable awnings offer flexibility. You can extend them during harsh sunlight or light rain and retract them when you want more sunlight or during severe weather conditions.

  2. Are the fabrics long lasting?

    Yes. Our fabrics are specially made to withstand harsh outdoor environments. They come with a 5-year warranty, and typically last far beyond the warranty period.

  3. What is the size limit for an awning?

    The projection length (the length that the awning stretches out from the wall) has a limit of 13.5 feet. There is no limit for the width of the awning, however, when the width is longer than 23 feet, we usually use multiple frames to construct them. If you have a question regarding the size of awning that you need, please feel free to contact our representatives for detailed information.

  4. How long does a retractable awning last?

    With proper care and maintenance, a retractable awning can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years, depending on the quality of fabric and frame materials.

  5. Can my retractable awning handle strong winds?

    Most retractable awnings are designed to handle light to moderate winds. However, during high wind conditions, it's advisable to retract them to prevent damage. Some awnings come with wind sensors that automatically retract the awning during strong gusts.

  6. How do I maintain and clean my retractable awning?

    Regularly clean the fabric with mild soap and water, avoiding harsh chemicals. Ensure it's fully dried before retracting. The frame can be wiped down with a damp cloth. Periodic checks for any wear and tear will extend its lifespan.

  7. Can I install a retractable awning myself?

    While some DIY enthusiasts might attempt installation, it's recommended to have a professional install your retractable awning to ensure it's securely mounted and operates correctly.

  8. Will the awning fade over time?

    Awnings made from solution-dyed acrylic fabric tend to resist fading and maintain their color for many years. However, like all fabrics exposed to the sun, slight fading over extended periods is natural.

  9. Can I replace the fabric on my retractable awning?

    Yes, many manufacturers and suppliers offer replacement fabrics, allowing you to refresh the look of your awning or replace worn-out materials.

  10. Do retractable awnings have any other features?

    Many modern retractable awnings come with additional features like integrated LED lighting, heating elements, and wind or sun sensors for automatic operation.

  11. Will a retractable awning add value to my home?

    While the primary function is to provide shade and comfort, a well-maintained and stylish retractable awning can increase the appeal and functionality of your outdoor space, potentially adding value to your home.

  12. We hope this FAQs section provides clarity about retractable awnings. If you have more questions, please reach out to your local awning provider.