Awning Maintenance

It’s Time Winterize Your Fabric Awnings!

Posted on Oct 30, 2018 in Awning Cleaning, Awning Maintenance, Awnings, Commercial Awnings, Residential Gallery

It’s Time Winterize Your Fabric Awnings!

Awnings can drop your cooling costs by up to 61%, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. The heat reduction that awnings provide will keep your home feeling cooler in the summer. However, While you dream of sunshine during the winter months, you should tuck away your awnings. Winterizing your awnings before putting them away will protects the fabric from damage due to cold temperatures, strong winds, ice and snow. Done correctly, a awning winter-prep routine leaves your investment looking fresh and ready to block the elements when spring finally returns. Brush off any leaves, dirt or debris from the awning. Make sure to start from the top edge of the awning and work your way down toward the bottom edge. Hose off the awning to remove dirt that is stuck. You can use a soft-bristled brush to get out stains or dirt spots. In a bucket Mix a small amount of mild dish soap in warm water  to eliminate stubborn stains. Scrub the awning in a back and forth motion. Be sure to keep the brush damp and rinse frequently to avoid spreading the dirt around. Rinse the awning thoroughly with the hose. Let the awning sit fully opened until it is completely dry. Closing the awning...

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Clinton Crossings Upgrades Their Curb Appeal.

Posted on Oct 5, 2018 in Awning Cleaning, Awning Maintenance, Awning Recover, Awnings, Canopies, Canopy, Commercial Awnings, Entrance Awning, Sunbrella Fabric, window awning

Clinton Crossings Upgrades Their Curb Appeal.

Our amazing New Haven Awning crew was in Clinton CT not too long ago to replace the fabric on all the awnings at Clinton Crossings. We used Sunbrella Fabric in a variety of colors to make sure each one represented the store that they were shading. Although these awnings definitely add a touch of style, they also block the sun from heating your business in turn lowering your cooling cost by up to 30%. Store front awnings are our most cost effective shading solution. They offer weather protection, add a visual dimension & can display your signage. Commercial awnings are highly effective marketing tools and will often pay for themselves quickly. Our awnings for storefronts are also available with graphics, lettering, back lit graphics and any other custom design you can think of. With almost 90 years of experience in all aspects of shading, New Haven Awning is the only name you need for premium custom store front awnings, entrance canopies and retractable awnings. Are you ready to upgrade your curb appeal? Contact NH Awning...

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Standing Seam Awnings, Still Standing The Test Of Time.

Posted on Jun 19, 2018 in architectural canopy, Awning for schools, Awning Maintenance, Awnings, Awnings For Banks, Canopies, Canopy, Commercial Awnings, Metal Canopies, Metal Canopy, Standing Seam Awnings

Standing Seam Awnings, Still Standing The Test Of Time.

Standing seam awnings add architectural detail to any buildings or storefront while dropping your cooling costs and providing protection from the New England elements. Made of specialty metals with a baked on factory finish. This baked on finish is produced by powder coating the material, which guarantees a high quality finish that will last for years to come. Powder coating is available in a variety of colors, insuring a unique shading system that we can design to perfectly complement your home, storefront, office, apartment complex, or any other building. New Haven Awning has been a leader in the awning industry for almost 90 years. So besides our great customer service and a team that can help you every step of the way all our standing seam awnings are: Designed and fabricated in house Have structurally welded aluminum frame Powder coated, anodized or Kynar frames Have Kynar finished panels Have Integrated gutter and downspouts Reduce cooling costs and energy consumption Have a distinctive architectural design If you are looking for some great ideas for your next awning project then take a look at some of the images below.  If that doesn’t get your creative juices flowing just check out some of...

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These Great Fabrics Can Help Reduce Your Risk In Getting Skin Cancer.

Posted on Jun 11, 2018 in Awning Maintenance, Awning Recover, Awnings, Canopies, Canopy, Commercial Awnings, Solar Screens, Solar Shades, Sunbrella Fabric

These Great Fabrics Can Help Reduce Your Risk In Getting Skin Cancer.

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, just because it feels cool outside, that doesn’t mean UV rays aren’t reaching the ground and more importantly your skin. In fact, even on cloudy days, UV rays are still coming though. So if you’re outside at an event or party, remember to try to keep yourself well shaded! Sunbrella performance fabrics have been awarded the Seal of Recommendation by the Skin Cancer Foundation, an international organization committed to the education and prevention of skin cancer, the world’s most common cancer. Understanding the SPF or sun protection factor of your shade canopy fabrics will aid you in making informed decisions for your shaded outdoor living area and the overall protection of your skin. Sunbrella is not the only fabric with a high UV rating. New Haven Awning is also proud to carry Tempotest, Weblon Coastline and Firesist. Sunbrella high-performance fabrics have the look and feel of cotton. They’re quick-drying, very easy to clean, and hold their brilliant colors for many years to come. Tempotest awning fabrics are treated with Teflon® Extreme, which provides stain resistance, easy cleanability, and minimal maintenance. Weblon Coastline Plus fabric is flame retardant in addition to UV, water, and...

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Get That Awning Ready For The Summer!

Posted on Mar 29, 2018 in Awning Maintenance, Awnings, Commercial Awnings, Residential Awnings, Retractable Awnings

Get That Awning Ready For The Summer!

After the up-and-down winter we’ve just had. I’m sure we are all ready to do some relaxing in the sun.  Before we start enjoying our awning there are a few things we need to do to make sure our investments lasts for the years to come.  We are going to assume you followed the steps we listed in our post about how to winterize your fabric awnings and get right into the steps we should take this spring. A good amount of the stuff we should do are the same steps we took in the fall only because we winterized our residential or commercial awning correctly this should take less than half the time. Extend your retractable awning completely if you are working on a fixed fabric awning lay out the fabric on an area free of debris and dirt. Remove any dirt or debris from the awning that might of collected during the winter months. Make sure to start from the top edge of the awning and work your way down toward the bottom edge. Inspect the fabric for any discolorations or stains. Pay close attention to any areas that may be susceptible to build up. Hose off the awning to remove...

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Beacon Falls Senior Center Gets New Front and Rear Entrance Awnings!

Posted on Jan 29, 2018 in Awning Maintenance, Awnings, Canopies, Canopy, Commercial Awnings, Sunbrella Fabric

Beacon Falls Senior Center Gets New Front and Rear Entrance Awnings!

The NH Awning Crew was at it again, but this time we visited Beacon Falls Senior Center to install some front and rear entrance awnings. We used Sunbrella fabric number 4663 to match the existing window shutters along with 1″x1″ stainless steel poles for the front supports.     After taking a look at the above before and after photo we’re sure that you can see how upgrading your existing awning can create instant curb appeal. Not to mention that this senior center chose to extend the length of the front structure to include covering the stairs. This simple add on will drastically cut down on snow and ice buildup in the winter as well as keep the entrance cooler during the summer months.   Is it time to upgrade your existing awning? Contact Us Today!...

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