What is a retractable awning?

A shading system that is self-supporting and can provide shade when you want it and retracts when shade is not required. Sometimes called a lateral arm awning, it relies on spring loaded arms to extend the awning and apply tension to keep the awning fabric taut when open.


Do awnings save on cooling costs?

Awnings can substantially save you on air conditioning costs and lower room temperature by up to 15 degrees.


How long to awnings last?

With proper care, you can expect a minimum lifetime of ten years.


What happens when I am not using my awning?

A retractable awning is self-storing. It is retracted when not in use. In the retracted position, it is protected from damage that adverse weather can cause. In the winter months, some consumers elect to use a winter cover on their awning.


Why would I want my awning motorized?

Nothing could be more convenient than simply flipping a switch or pressing a remote and watching your awning roll out effortlessly. Once fully extended or retracted the unit will stop automatically. You may also stop the awning in any position by simply pressing the button a second time.  And if you are concerned with loss of power while your awning is extended don't worry, we've got you covered. We offer a line of tubular motors that incorporate a manual override, which allows you to hand-crank the awning in the event of a power loss.


How do I clean my awning?

Acrylic awning fabric should be cleaned regularly before dirt, bird droppings, etc. are allowed to accumulate and become embedded into the fabric. The fabric can be cleaned without removing it from the frame by brushing off any loose soil and hosing off with water. Clean with water and a non-detergent soap, and rinse thoroughly to remove the soap. Do not subject the fabric to excessive heat.


How long does it take to be installed once my order is placed?

Eastern Awning guarantees a normal order will be shipped within 5 working days of receipt of order. Allowing for shipping time and the dealer's present workload, your awning should be installed in four to six weeks, sometimes sooner.




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