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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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To Retract Or Not To Retract That Is The Question.

To Retract Or Not To Retract That Is The Question.

Before you decide on which type of awning is right for you it’s important to understand the benefits of each. Both add beauty to your home and limit the impact of the summer heat on you cooling costs, but there are some noticeable differences in each type. Stationary or Fixed Awnings A fixed awning has a welded frame that is attached permanently to a wall or structure. These awnings don’t move and become a great permanent addition to your home or business Advantages of a Stationary Awning: Some store owners want around the clock backlit business promotion as well as shade and curb appeal. Permanent installation is hassle-free. We can design and customize just about any shape you need or want. Because it is a welded permanent structure it’s best able to withstand harsh weather. You can cover a much larger area then you could with a retractable awning. Ideal for smaller areas like windows and doors.       Retractable Awnings A retractable awning attaches to your home just like a fixed awning, but it can be opened to provide as much or little cover as you’d like. Retractable awnings extend with motorized controls or manually with a hand crank. Advantages of a Retractable Awning: Adaptable to Seasonal Changes. You can close the awning in the winter to benefit from solar heat and natural light They create an alluring and authentically historic look. Automation: you can even get a programmable remote with sensors that detect sun or wind and open or retract the awning accordingly. Longevity: A fixed awning can take a beating from extreme weather but a retractable awning doesn’t have to. Ideal for patios and decks.   View More Retractable Awnings     The Conclusion: Choosing between a fixed or retractable awning isn’t just a matter of preference. Your location, visual style and weather conditions all play a factor that will help you determine which awning will give you the look and the longevity you would want. Thankfully, New Haven Awning is here to help! Feel free to contact us with any and all of your awning questions. We can assist you in choosing the right fabric, color and structure that will best fit your needs.   Need some help? Contact New Haven Awning today!...

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What Are My Choices When Purchasing a Retractable Awning?

What Are My Choices When Purchasing a Retractable Awning?

Some people think that choosing a retractable awning can be pretty confusing.  Not with New Haven Awning. There may be a few choices you need to make to make sure your new awning perfectly accentuates your backyard and/or patio and we are here to help you along this journey. Fabric Type and Color: New Haven awning has access to hundreds of fabric colors and designs. We carry all the top named brands like Sunbrella, Weblon & Tempotest. We know it is a large selection and that can make things complicated so we make sure we have our people available to help guide you through the process or just to answer any of your questions. Frame Type and Color: There are basically 2 main choices: A powder coated frame is the most popular option. They can come in your choice of white, almond or brown. These is great if you want the awning to disappear and have no remaining structures easily visible when the awning is closed. Another option would be to use a Corradi Pergotenda which is like having a retractable awning over the top of a pergola. This method gives you a few more options that can really help turn your yard into a hidden oasis of your own. Add A Valance? You can add a standard valance and even choose to make it longer to block a little more sun or you can even choose to add a drop valance that would allow you to raise or lower it depending on how much sun light you would like to let in. Method Of Operation: Your final choice is really just a matter of preference. You can choose to use a hand crank or a remote control to retract or extend your new awning. One benefit of the remote control is that you can open you awning from the comfort of your home to help keep you house cool and block some of the suns harmful rays. That’s all there is to, and New Haven Awning is with you every step of the way to make sure you can have the yard or patio of your dreams. So what are you waiting for? Contact Us Today For A Free Retractable Awning...

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Enjoy Your Patio Rain Or Shine With This Great Product!

Enjoy Your Patio Rain Or Shine With This Great Product!

It’s that time of the year again, Spring is here!! No more being cooped up inside. It’s time to get out and enjoy all that the weather has to offer. But what do you do when it’s raining or the direct sunlight is making the heat unbearable? You open your retractable awning and now you and your guests can be nice and comfortable while enjoying the outdoors. With all of our color and fabric options there is no doubt that New Haven Awning can design a retractable awning that works great & looks perfect in your new oasis. There are many benefits in using a retractable awning. Some Are: Protection: Protect you and your furniture from the sun’s harmful UV rays Shade: An awning blocks the sun while allowing the summer breeze to still pass by. Shading your patio also keeps a lot of the summers heat off your patio doors which saves you money. View: Block The Sun, Not The View. Enjoy all the benefits above while still being able to enjoy your yard. Escape: Add a retractable awning to you home is like adding a free vacation escape in your backyard. New Haven Awning has one goal and that is to make sure you have a yard that you’ll love for years to come. We do all our design and manufacturing in house to make sure your project is done correctly and in a timely manner Contact us today for a free quote Recent Posts About Retractable Awnings Retractable Awnings Gallery Answers To Some Questions About Retractable Awnings.Get That Awning Ready For The Summer!It’s Time To Start Planning For The Spring & Embrace Your Outdoor SpaceCorradi Iridium Installed In Ellington, CTTo Retract Or Not To Retract That Is The Question. View More Posts About Retractable Awnings   Visit Our Retractable Awning...

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