Questions to Ask Before Purchasing Retractable Awning

17 Things to Ask Before Purchasing a Self Installed Retractable Awning

Category Questions Product Features DIY Awning Benefits
Awning Fabric Related What is the fabric made of? 100% solution dyed acrylic fabric – USA sourced Top quality fabrics from world leaders such as Sunbrella
How is fabric cut? 100% computerized cutting The cut and seamed edges are straight and not browned by cutting with a hot knife
What is the thread made of? We use Gore Tenara thread on the SunCover 5000 units This top on the line, UV stable thread will not have your awning splitting at the seams
How are the panel joined? 100% computerized panel joiner The cover looks better no puckering and the fabric stripes are straight
Is it the same color on both sides? Yes The awning looks beautiful and consistent at any angle
Frame Work Related What’s it made of? Extruded and cast aluminum components Strength and durability
Where does it come from? United States and Europe Better quality control, NOT sourced from Asia/China
What’s the arm cable made of? PVC coated 4mm high carbon steel Longer lasting, proven performance that stainless steel in this component
How is the framework coated? Pretreated, primed then polyester powder coated A Durable finish that will not peal and crack
What is the hardware made of? 18-8 stainless steel Will not corrode
What’s the optional hood made of? Powder coated reinforced aluminum to match the framework Will not sag, bend, rattle or blow off
How much arm tension is there? Up to 300+ lbs per arm The fabric is tighter, and the unit will withstand stronger wind loads
Other Important Questions Where is the product sourced? United States and a few European country, Austria, Germany, Spain Long term proven quality record with this product
Where is it assembled? In New York, shipped directly to your home Keeping skilled Americans working
Where can you install it? On a wall, underside of an eve/overhang, or on a roof You can mount this product on virtually any home
Is the warranty prorated? We provide only full term warranties Other companies offer prorated warranties that are virtually worthless after only a few years
Do they have a return policy? Yes Even though you are purchasing a custom made product, uniquely designed for you, we do take back returns – see our policy for more details