Planning and Design

Before you purchase a Retractable Awning or Patio Product from just any awning company in the Albany area, there are factors you should consider, and most importantly, your installer should ask.

By scheduling an in-home consultation with Ed, Matt or Pat, our Albany retractable awning design and installation specialists, you’ll take the first step toward learning how an awning will benefit your home and lifestyle.

A few questions to keep in mind while meeting with our Sunesta shade awning design expert include:

  • What are the factors I should consider when purchasing an awning?
  • What outdoor …….
  • How large of ……
  • How will the awning…….
  • What fabric color…..
  • What type of options…
  • What type…..
  • What is the timeline….

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What are the factors I should consider when purchasing an awning?

By scheduling an in-home consultation with one of our dealer representatives, you’ll take the first step toward learning how an awning will benefit your home and lifestyle. A few questions to keep in mind while meeting with a Sunesta shade expert include: What outdoor space are you looking to shade? How large of an awning will you require, including width and projection? How will the awning be attached to your home – roof, soffit or wall mount? What fabric color or pattern are you interested in? What type of options should I include for my needs? What type of warranty comes with the awning model you select? What is the timeline from the time you place the order to the time of the install?

How do I care for and clean my retractable awning?

Sunesta awnings are not only easy to operate, they’re also easy to maintain. To start with, the location of your awning determines the frequency we recommend cleaning it. If your home is located inland, you should clean your awning twice a year. If you are on or near the ocean, you should clean your awning once a month due to the salt exposure.

To clean your awning, spray off loose debris and dirt with a water hose. For bird droppings and other attached residue, use warm water and a soft bristled scrub brush on the spot requiring attention before rinsing with your hose. After you have removed any loose dirt and/or residue, allow your awning to dry completely before coating with a rain repellent such as Scotch Guard.

If your awning fabric has tougher stains such as mildew, you can attempt to remove the stains with a mild soap, such as Ivory Snow or Woolite, with warm water and a soft bristled scrub brush. Avoid using any product with the word “detergent” in it. Again, only use a mild soap. After using the soap, rinse the awning thoroughly with water from your hose. Allow the awning to dry completely before coating the fabric with a rain repellent as mentioned previously.

For more information on Awnings, Retractable Walls Screens, Shelters or Recovers, contact us.