Commercial Awnings

Answers To Some Questions About Retractable Awnings.

Answers To Some Questions About Retractable Awnings.

What is a Retractable Awning? A lateral arm or retractable awning uses spring-loaded arms to provide tension to the fabric as it rolls from the drive tube. The retractable awning is unique in that it may be extended as needed and only as far as needed offering unlimited utility. Is A Retractable Awning Right For My Property? Retractable awnings are a great option for any homeowner or business looking to improve the aesthetics and usability of their outdoor space. For homeowners, awnings can increase a home’s value as well as provide needed shade during the summer months. Businesses can benefit from these awnings because they create more outdoor seating for customers as well as raising the storefront’s curb appeal. Why Buy a Retractable Awning? A retractable awning offers the ultimate in versatility. About 40 percent of the unwanted heat that builds up in your house comes in through windows. Although both exterior and interior shades can control this heat gain, exterior shades — items such as awnings, louvers, shutters, rolling shutters and solar screens — are more far effective, since they block sunlight before it enters the windows and doors. You can adjust the tilt of the awning up to 45 degrees from the straight out position. You can extend the awning as little or as much as you like. Will I Save Money On Cooling Costs? A properly installed awning can reduce heat gain in your home up to 65 percent on southern windows and as much as 77 percent on eastern and western windows. We have awnings on our home now because it was impossible for our air conditioner to keep up with cooling the westerly rooms. We now have cool rooms and a happy AC unit since my awning was installed, not to mention eliminating the fading issue with the furniture and paintings.  You can read more about saving on cooling costs here. How Do I Operate My Retractable Awning? The most popular system is a manual operator using a simple removable hand brace. This system may be installed inside the home if needed or outside at either end of the awning. The installation of a tubular motor provides the maximum utility for a retractable awning. The motorization of your awning provides the additional option of a sun and wind sensor that automatically operates your awning as you program it. Imagine the awning senses the sun and out it goes to provide the shade you desire. The sun goes down and your awning automatically retracts safely waiting for the next time the sun comes...

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Get That Awning Ready For The Summer!

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 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. If your awning has a hanging valance remove it. Clean the valance by hosing it down and scrub it with mild soap and a soft-bristled brush you used in step 3. Fully open your retractable awning and listen for any squeaky noises, if you hear any a gentle lubricant on all the hinges should clear it up. Be sure not to get any of the lubricant on the fabric   Learn More About Awning Cleaning & Maintenance...

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Stamford Building Just Got A Box Awning With A Surprise Inside!

Stamford Building Just Got A Box Awning With A Surprise Inside!

The New Haven Awning installation crew visited a newly renovated building in Stamford, Connecticut to install a great looking box awning. From the outside this may look like an ordinary box awning, but if you look closer you can see that there is a shed awning inside! Why you ask? Box awnings are terrific designs because of their straight lines and great advertising space, but they do have a downfall… They are flat on top or for this reason they are sometimes designed topless. By adding a shed awning to the inside we kept the appeal of the box awning and added the all weather protection of a shed awning. The awning fabric we used is Serge Ferrari Précontraint 502 vinyl. The 502 vinyl is a high-performance awning fabric that aids in structural stability as well as offering in a great variety of colors, this awning fabric gives a designer look and feel. It also provides UV resistance and protection from the heat and weather to make sure this awning will last for years.   Have a project that needs the NH Awning Touch? Contact Us Today For A Free...

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Darbar India Gets Their Awnings Recovered.

Darbar India Gets Their Awnings Recovered.

The NH Awning crew was at The Darbar India Restaurant in Branford, CT last week to do another great awning recover. I really like the way the gold painted graphics pop off that Sunbrella fabric. Not only does this awning look great but it also helps potential customers find this great restaurant as they are walking down the street. New Haven awning design and fabricates all of our awnings in house so there is no need to special order a frame just because it requires some custom fabrication. For instance this awning frame is a combination of the half barrel style for the entrance combined with a quarter barrel frame for the windows. Do you have an awning that needs a touch up? Contact the pros at New Haven...

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Bank of America Gets Two Custom Shed Awnings!

Bank of America Gets Two Custom Shed Awnings!

The NH Awning Crew was in Branford, CT not to long ago to install some great shed awnings for The Bank Of America. We mounted then tight to the soffit and designed them slightly thinner then most to allow an unobstructed view of the banks signage. I’m always amazed at home many improvements you can accomplish by simply having some professional awnings or canopies installed on you business. They will help this banks customers in so many ways, like staying dry while they use the outdoor ATM. Also if you’ve ever tried to read a digital screen when the sun hits it then you can appreciate the fact that these canopies also do a great job of preventing exactly that. Are you thinking of adding an awning to your home or business? Contact the pros over at New Haven Awning to guide you every step of the...

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It’s Time To Start Planning For The Spring & Embrace Your Outdoor Space

It’s Time To Start Planning For The Spring & Embrace Your Outdoor Space

There is only -69 day left until spring is here and we can get out of the house and start to enjoy the outdoors again. This also means it’s time to start planning what your backyard oasis and patio is going to become. Home Owners Maybe you would like a great place to watch TV while still enjoying the outdoors or cool place to get out of the sun while you watch the kids play in the pool. When it comes to color and fabric we carry a wide range from Sunbrella, Weblon, Tempotest and many other high quality fabric manufacturers. Restaurant Owners Are you a restaurant owner looking for a way to attract and seat more people without constructing a new building? A Pergotenda is a great way to go! You can increase revenue and capacity while drawing in more people who just want to enjoy the weather while getting a bite to eat. All Business Owners If your a business owner and thinking of ways to save money and attract more customers an awning is a great way to advertise while lowering your monthly electric bill by blocking the heat from the suns rays. New Haven Awning can design you new awnings with graphics that match your business. We can also print your logo directly on to the awning along with any other information you may want passers-by to see. Contact New Haven Awning To Start Planning...

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