FAQ Awnings, Canopies & Screens

Frequently Asked Question about Awnings, Canopies and Screens

Below are some questions often asked by our customers, if you have a question that is not on the list please contact us and a member of our experienced sales team will be happy to assist you.

What is the Wind rating for Retractable Awnings*?


A good rule of thumb to remember is: As long as you are comfortable sitting on your Deck reading a Newspaper, the Awning will be fine. If it is too windy for you and you leave your deck simply retract the Awning to storage position.

Are Awnings waterproof*?

Depending on the fabric that you choose, no rain will penetrate through the fabric. This way you can be protected from light rain or snow showers, but be sure to allow the awning to dry before you decide to retract it. If heavy down pours emerge, bring the awning in immediately. Under no circumstance do we recommend leaving your awning extended during heavy snow or rainfall. In this case, water or snow will start to accumulate on the fabric and the weight may cause structural damage to your awning or home.

How much does an Awning cost?

Our Awnings are custom made to fit your needs and the size of your Deck or patio. Cost depends on your size and the complexity of the installation. We install your Awning and - if motorized - do all electrical work. Call us for a free quote or in house presentation.

What size can you make an Awning?

Typically Awnings can be made to your specifications. Widths can be up to 35 Feet and Projections up to 16 feet. However, multiple Awnings can be combined to achieve larger coverage.

Who installs my Awnings?

Installation is handled by our expert technicians and included in your sales price. Once your awning is built and an install date is selected, our friendly and efficent technicians and electricians will have your awning up and running in just a few hours.  

Can my Awning be operated by a Motor*?

Absolutely, your Awning can be equipped with a Motor, a Gear Crank (for manual operation) or both. You can also choose our new solar motor option. Motorized awnings can be combined with wind speed sensors and remote controls for extra convenience.

*For additional information see owners manual