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Preparing for a New Awning Installation

Published on: March 31st, 2020 By: Steven DiMare
preparing for an awning installation on your home

Many homeowners choose to have an awning installed in their backyard to add some shelter from the sun and create an attractive accent for the exterior of their home. Awnings come in a variety of colors and sizes and can either be fixed in place or retractable.

Prior to having your awning installed, you’ll have to make a few decisions on your preferences. In addition to these decisions, there are also some preparations you can do in advance of installation day to ensure the installation goes as smoothly as possible. 

Below are a few of the most common decisions and preparations you should consider prior to your new awning installation

Size Matters

While the installers will help you determine the size awning that is best for your home prior to your installation, it’s a good idea to have an idea of the size awning you want installed in your home. Choosing the right size awning is important to help ensure the appearance of your home is well-balanced and visually pleasing. You also want the awning to provide adequate coverage from the sun and elements. 

Awning Material, Style & Color

Depending on the brand or type of awning you choose you may have some options when it comes to the type of material it is made out of and the style awning you’d like. Our educated team will walk you through the decision-making process to choose the best awning for your home.

The color of the awning is very important, you need to choose a color you love but also one that blends well with the current exterior of your home. 

Now that we’ve discussed some of the decisions you will need to make prior to your installation, let’s take a look at how you can prepare your home for an awning installation. 

Check Your Yard

As installation day approaches, take a walk through your yard to ensure there are no branches or tree limbs near the location of your soon-to-be awning that may fall and cause damage to it. Even if the branch looks sturdy, consider whether it will shed a lot of leaves and debris onto your awning which will increase the cleaning and maintenance required. 

Trim back any of the questionable branches and while you’re at it, consider the placement of other landscaping such as shrugs or flower gardens. If they need a lot of sunlight, you may need to shift them to another location in your yard. 

Inspect Your Home

Prior to installation day, you should wash away any algae or dirt collected on the siding of the home. This will ensure that your home is pristine and ready for installation day. Next, you should look for any vents, downspouts, exterior lights or decor that is hung where the awning will be secured to the home. These items need to be removed before installation begins.

remove cars from driveway prior to awning installation

Move Your Cars

Move any vehicles out of your driveway before the installers arrive, as this will make the process much smoother and will allow the installers to access the work area without any difficulty. Clearing your vehicles from your driveway will also help to reduce the risk of damage to your cars. 

Keep Kids and Pets Indoors

If you have children or pets in your home, be sure to keep them inside during the installation process. This will prevent them from getting in the way of the installers which can slow down the installation process and also helps to reduce the risk of injury both for your family and the installers. 

Contact Us to Schedule an Awning Installation Today

All of the awnings we install are custom made to fit your home. If you have any additional questions or wish to know more about the installation process, contact us and we will be happy to answer any of your questions regarding awning installations. We can also walk you through your options and help you decide on what is best for your home and individual needs.

Our trained professionals will take good care of your home and will treat it as if it were their own. We treat every customer like family – this is the #UnifiedFamily guarantee! Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your awning installation by calling (888) 631-2131.

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