Do your research before you buy your awning
Answers to your most common questions
AAA Awning, Window & Door Co. understands the value of researching a product before you commit to getting it. That’s why we’ve put together a list of some FAQs our other customers have had about their new awnings.
We manufacture the awnings we sell, so you know we mean it when we say our awnings are all high quality and you’re going to get affordable rates. We even offer senior DISCOUNTS to anyone who wants to enjoy their yard comfortably!
Nothing could be more convenient than simply flipping a switch and watching your awning roll out on its own. Once fully extended or retracted, the unit will stop automatically. You may also stop the retractable in any position with the wall-mounted switch. Research has shown that a motorized awning is used four times as much as a manual unit.
Retractable awnings have been designed to be self-supporting. This style of awning relies on secure mounting in conjunction with spring-loaded arms. The arm tension is created with internal springs, and large radius elbows keep the fabric tight by applying outward force.
Not only does an awning protect you from the sun’s harmful rays, but it also protects you from the other natural elements, such as rain and snow. In certain configurations, awnings can also protect you from wind.
As in many shade options, the amount of protection from the sun’s harmful ultra violet rays would be determined by the type and color of the fabric. Your Professional Awning Manufacturer can help you meet your requirements, through the proper fabric selection.
Awnings, just as other interior window products, protect furniture, floors and carpets from fading caused by harsh sun rays. However, unlike interior products, awnings give the added benefit of energy savings by reducing the solar radiation through glass windows and doors.
Yes. Awnings conserve energy by shading windows and reducing indoor temperatures. Studies by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRE) have shown that awnings on windows and patio doors can reduce inside temperatures by as much as 8-15 degrees, depending on the exposure of the window, the color of the fabric and the style and method of attaching the awning. We only use ENERGY STAR windows.