Retractable awnings are beautiful additions that can add beauty and functionality to your home. To get it installed correctly, we will need to know a few things first.
Retractable awnings can be installed in four different places in your home: on the wall, on the roof, on a soffit (or eaves), and on the fascia (or the roof structure between the gutter system and the soffit).
Note that all these mounting locations have specific mounting and structural requirements. You can also hire professionals for the commercial retractable awnings installation in Phoenix AZ.
It’s best to know these valuable points to help you determine if the spot you picked is the best part of your home to mount your new retractable awning:
Get your retractable awning height. Your retractable awning must be at least 8 feet from the ground, depending on level elevation, and how far your awnings would project, or extend. If your retractable awning is to be mounted over a swinging door, add another 10-12 inches for clearance space.
Know your retractable awning projection length. It is important to consider how far your awning should extend, or project, to ensure that the frame system still has optimum strength to support the awning fabric and stand against wind shear and sudden changes in weather. Your Weather Armor retractable awning specialist will be able to aid you in calculating the appropriate lengths to maximize your awning space.
Note your awning hood requirements. An awning hood is a hard protective covering that shields the retracted awning fabric from water, insects, birds, and mildew (when in the rolled-up position). This is especially crucial for protecting your awning motor from water seepage and damage. Make sure to leave some clearance space for your awning hood.