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Standing Seam Awnings, Still Standing The Test Of Time.

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 our Portfolios in the top menu. Need a pro to help you design your next shading solution? Contact NH Awning...

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The Best Way To Remove Snow From Your Canopy Or Awning.

The Best Way To Remove Snow From Your Canopy Or Awning.

In many areas of the country, snow buildup on awnings and canopies can be a very serious concern and very dangerous in many ways. Luckily in Connecticut having to remove snow from your canopy is a rare occurrence. Although canopies and awnings do a great job keeping the snow off your patios and walkways if snow or ice is allowed to build up excessively on your structure it could be subjected to a higher than normal weight load, which could put excess strain on the structure. There are many different tools that can be used to clear the snow from your awnings without causing any damage. Using incorrect tools can scratch metal, aluminum, or wood awnings or fray and tear some fabric awnings. Below are some of our recommended methods used in removing snow and ice from your awnings. If you are unsure about doing this job yourself it is always best to hire a professional. Use a Snow Broom Snow brooms are great to use on fabric and metal awnings alike. They are soft bristled with an extendable handle. This helps protect your awning while removing the excess snow. Simply push or pull the snow off the awning until you can see the fabric or metal.  There is no need to scrape the awning clean.  The sun will do the rest of the work for you. Pro Tip: Be sure to store the snow broom inside where it is warm enough to prevent the bristles from freezing and becoming rigid to prevent damaging your awning. Use a Leaf Blower This method really only works for light dusty snow but can save you a lot of time if the conditions are right. The benefit of a leaf blower over the above mentioned snow broom is that it can be done from a distance and can completely clear the awning of snow with very little effort Pro Tip: Instead of climbing a ladder try to find an adjacent window to remove the snow. This is safer and can be done while staying warm. Use a Roof Rake This method is for metal and wood awnings only. Do not attempt to use a roof rake on a fabric awning. With a roof rake you just have to gently place the rake on the structure and pull towards you. Do not push the rake down to hard, after all we are just trying to remove the bulk of the snow to help lighten the structures load. Pro Tip: Wait until you are done removing the snow to shovel the areas below. it may make moving around a little more difficult but your back will thank you later. That’s all there is to it. Care should always be taken when clearing awnings and canopies to protect the items below from becoming damaged by the falling ice and snow. The area should also be blocked off during this process to prevent patrons from walking under the structure and getting injured. If you have any great ways of removing snow from your awning or canopy feel free to share them in the comments...

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McDonalds In Stratford, CT – Architectural Canopies

McDonalds In Stratford, CT – Architectural Canopies

Recently we were in Startford Connecticut to install some of our custom designed architectural canopies. These canopies look great and really help to cut down on the snow and dirt that gets tracked in by wet shoes. Although an architectural canopy is often used to greatly raise the curb appeal of your existing property, they can also serve many other functions. From shading to keeping your clients dry you just tell us your goals and we will create the design that is perfect for you amd your project. Our team of engineers, designers and fabricators develop innovative shading and canopy solutions for just about any project you can think of, from restaraunts to schools. No matter the size of the project, New Haven Awning will take pride in all the details. Contact New Haven Awning now and let us design your new architectural...

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Custom Awnings, Canopies & Enclosures

Custom Awnings, Canopies & Enclosures

Awnings,canopies & enclosures aren’t just for businesses anymore. These days a lot of homeowners are watching their hard earned dollars and looking for ways to reduce their monthly expenses. What if you could see a pretty good reduction to your cooling costs, simply by adding an attractive awning to your home? If you think about it the notion is actually pretty simple and straight forward. By providing shading for your windows, you reduce the amount of direct sunlight passing through the glass of your home and in turn using less energy to keep your home cool. In an article from the United States Department of Energy, the government stated that the addition of a basic window awning can drop the amount of solar heat gain during a summers day by up to an astonishing 65% on all the windows facing south on your home, and over 77% on any windows facing west. The results from this study are obviously very exciting to any home or business owners that is considering adding a retractable or fixed awnings to their home or building. Below is video showing the results from PAMA’s study of 50 cities across the United States: Click here to download the PDF of the study. At New Haven Awning, we specialize in creating custom awnings for New England homeowners. Our awnings bring our clients a variety of benefits. Window and door awnings shading can reduce your consumption of energy by keeping your home cooler during the summer months. Window awnings can prolong the life of your furniture and flooring by protecting them from the suns damaging rays. Porch and patio covers will prevent premature deterioration of your exterior doorways, keep your porch or patio cooler during the summer, and save energy by decreasing absorption of heat by the walls of your home. Awnings increase the value of your home by enhancing curb appeal and adding some beautiful accents. A set of simple awnings, when correctly installed, will noticeably reduce your energy bills From our shop in New Haven Connecticut, we provide custom shading solutions to customers across Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island. Let us help you discover the best design and the correct outdoor fabrics to use on your next awning project. Contact New Haven Awning...

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