The beauty of awnings are a metal structure with fabric or metal used to cover the surface of the awning. This can attach to a wall or poles to provide shade out of the sunlight. There are many different types of awnings for different uses like retractables which are used for providing shade when you need it but retract when you don’t for example over a porch or deck. For our retractable we use NuImage Awnings
these awnings are well constructed they are not made of cheap materials and they are build to last for a very long time. Our NuImage retractable are still lasting today the only thing we have had to replace in some of them is the damage from weather (when they were not retracted) or from dry rot which happens after ten to fifteen years you can usually see the early stages of it.
There are also stationary awnings which are built out of metal frame then a fabric or sometimes metal used to cover the outside of the frame. We build these in our shop and transport them to their destination. Which in some cases can be a bit of a challenge because some of them are so large. We build our frames from Aluminium which does not rust it is light weight yet extremely strong. We are so confident in our frames that we give a lifetime warrenty on them. They can bend and flex yet go back to their original shape. In even the most extreme weather we have seen our frames last though some very high winds, ice, rain, sleet, or even a minor Michigan earthquake. Most of our awnings usually come back to us because the homeowner or business owner just want to change the look of them (different material). Our most popular fabrics for awnings come to us from Sunbrella. Sunbrella canvas that are made for awnings come with a ten year warranty. We love using their product because it is so strong and we have many stories come to us from our customers let us know how it stood up to some extreme circumstances. Like one of our customers told us about the time his construction company was working on top of a building. When one of his workers dropped a large cement block dropped from the top of the building. Everyone held their breathe when the block hit the awning and trampolined off the awning into the yard. We don’t recommend in any situation performing this test however it did make us a lifetime customer because we build our projects so strong.
This is just a glimpse into our world of awnings on our other pages we will give you an even deeper look at what you can expect to get our of our awnings. What they look like and maybe a few images of awnings during construction.