General Awning Installation Instructions and How They Are Used


Often times outdoor space goes unused because of weather, heat, or other restrictions that make spending time outside less than pleasurable. The right awning, however, can help make any outdoor space far more useful and can help make it possible to use your outdoor space no matter what the weather conditions are outside.

General Awning Installation Instructions

It is always helpful to be fully informed when making a decision about getting an awning. The first step to any sort of construction project is to fully consult with the company you intend to use. This is going to give you a basic idea about what is available and what the overall process is. This step will also let you know about financing options and about what the overall cost and timeline of a project like this will be.

Choosing and Measuring the Area

The next step is to choose the right area for your awning to be installed. Odds are you have an area in mind already and making sure that the length and the width of the area are going to fit your awning is essential. Say you choose an awning that measures 15 feet wide by 25 feet long, you want to make sure that you have this amount of space in the area you have chosen as well as a bit of wiggle room. When you have an awning installed it is going to be necessary for the installation team to have enough space for the actual physical awning as well as enough room around the area to work and to properly install your awning. After you have measured and chosen your area, the installation team will measure as well to make sure that the area you have chosen is going to fit the awning you have chosen.

Finding a Mounting Location

Your team will then begin the installation process. With retractable awnings and permanent awnings alike, the first step is to mount the hardware to the home to which the awning will be secured. This is often on the side of a house or on the soffit area which is the underside of the roof’s overhang space. Your installation team may decide that it is better to install on the fascia of your home which is the flat area just beneath your gutters. If these two areas are not optimal, your installation team may attach the hardware directly to the side of your home.

Attaching the Awning

After the hardware is installed, it is time for the installation team to attach the awning to the mounting hardware. Retractable awnings can be attached to the hardware and then the motor will be installed to help propel the awning out when in use and retract it when it is stored. With awnings that are not retractable, the awning is going to be attached to the hardware and the home and temporary supports will be placed until the pillars of the awning are installed. The pillars are the poles or supports that are out in the yard or out on the patio and act as the support for the side of your awning that is furthest from your home.  

How Awnings Can Improve Your Outdoor Space

Awnings are a great, fast, and easy way to improve the home and to make your outdoor space more comfortable overall. An awning can help lower the temperature outdoors by several degrees by providing much-needed shade and cover. It can also help to cover you from rain if it is raining and you still want to be outside and can help shield you from wind as well. The entire installation process for an awning is fairly quick and simple and with a great installation team you can have your awning up and ready to use in as little as a day.

Ready to take the plunge? Contact Mesa Awning for a complimentary consultation. We can install both retractable and permanent awnings as well as pergolas.

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