investment in a quality long-term recreational product, installed by
professionals, will prove to be a decision that you and your family
will enjoy for years to come.
important to select the proper combination of the product, the
company who made it and the company who installs it. To insure that
your expectation will be met please use this check list as a guide.
A Well Designed and Engineered Product
awnings will provide you with shade, not all awnings are created
equal. It all starts with the quality construction of the awning.
Retractable awnings or lateral arm awnings are self-supporting
shading systems that are used for protection from the sun’s harmful
rays and to keep your home cooler in the summer. These units are
mounted to a solid structure with no vertical supports and should
not be used in severe weather (strong winds and/or rain). Awnings
can be motorized. Durasol, Eclipse, and Sunair have created the best
designed and engineered retractable lateral arm awning systems in
Durasol, Eclipse, and Sunair customers have rated their awnings as
the top retractable awnings in the country; 98% of Durasol, Eclipse,
and Sunair owners would recommend the product to a friend or
relative! Retractable awnings are a lot like
automobiles – there’s a large variety to choose
from. From a distance, most cars appear to be
similar – they all have fenders, doors, wheels, etc.
Much of the
value is unseen or unclear until it is pointed out to you. Price
depends on what you want in terms of quality, comfort, durability,
maintenance, options, and all the other goodies you can add to a car
to make it just right for you. You get what you pay for.
Motorized or hand operated retractable awnings are much the same
way. There are many models to choose from; finding the right awning
for you depends on what your personal needs are. Listed below are
some of the features you should look for in a "quality" retractable
awning as a long-term investment for your home.
comparing other awnings, be sure to look for the following:
One of the most important features of a retractable awning is it
parts. Awnings that use state of the art manufacturing of key
component parts will be stronger and more durable. Durasol, Eclipse
or Sunair use vacuum injection-cast molding or the forged casting
process. These processes eliminate the possibility of any
microscopic air pockets forming in the finished part. The benefit
you receive as a consumer is a stronger and more attractive awning.
Compare this to other awnings that use a less expensive extrusion
process and most likely you will find an inferior product.
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