March 1st, 2024
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How to Make Your Retractable Awning Installation a Success

Retractable awning installation is a smart choice for enhancing your outdoor living space. It offers shade on demand, reduces heat, and protects against UV rays, making your patio or deck a comfortable retreat throughout the year. Accent Awnings, your trusted partner in San Diego, CA, shares essential tips to ensure your retractable awning installation is a seamless success.

Choose the Right Fabric

Selecting the right fabric for your awning is crucial. Fabric awnings not only provide shade and comfort but also add aesthetic appeal to your home. Look for durable, weather-resistant materials that can withstand the elements, while complementing your home’s exterior. Sunbrella fabrics, for example, are a popular choice for their durability and wide range of colors and patterns. Check out our Sunbrella Fabric Showroom to view over 100 different fabrics to choose from.


Understand the Installation Process

Familiarize yourself with retractable awning installation instructions before the process begins and ask every question that may come to mind. Knowing what to expect can help you prepare your space and ensure a smooth installation. Accent Awnings’ team of professionals will guide you through each step, from choosing the perfect location, measuring your custom dimensions, to the final adjustments. We also recommend checking if you have HOA guidelines for size, fabric and product restrictions and consult before moving forward with your custom order.

Opt for Advanced Features

Enhance your retractable awning with advanced features like sun and wind sensors, automatic awning timers, and remote control options. These features offer convenience and protection, automatically retracting your awning in adverse weather conditions or extending it when the sun gets too intense. A manual override motor is also a wise addition, allowing you to operate your awning even during power outages.

Some of our Retractable Awning Options:

  • Wind Sensors: These sensors can automatically detect strong winds and retract your house awnings to prevent them from being damaged.
  • Sun/Wind Sensors: These combined sensors can not only detect strong winds but also changes in sunlight, which will allow them to adjust your retractable awnings for your house accordingly.
  • Timers: Timers can be installed to automatically retract or extend your awnings at different points of the day.
  • Remote Control Systems: Enjoy the convenience of motorized retractable awnings; by installing a remote control system, you can control your awnings with a touch of a button.
  • Manual Override Motor: Manually operate the awning if required. SOMFY electronic controls add both convenience and protection to your awning.
  • Variable Pitch: Quickly and easily adjust the angle of the awning. See More
  • Variable Valance (pictured below): A vertical drop valance that rolls down at the front of your retractable awning to provide additional protection against late afternoon sun. See More
  • Optional Hood: Adds to the aesthetic appeal of the awning and provides additional protection for the fabric when in the retracted position. See More
  • Minimum Width Bypass: The DSX Cross-Over Arm System allows the arms to overlap each other, thereby enabling small widths on projections that would otherwise not be possible. This is sometimes suitable in small recesses where a large projection is required. Applies to limited sizes only. See More
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Regular Maintenance and Care

Proper awning care is essential for extending the life of your retractable awning. Regular cleaning, along with timely awning cover use during harsh weather, will keep your awning looking new and functioning well for years. Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for cleaning and maintenance to ensure your awning remains in top condition and reach out to your dedicated service department for any repairs needed. Having a trusted warranty and in-house service department is the bread and butter to a long term shading solution for your home or business.

Professional Installation and Service

Choosing a reputable company like Accent Awnings for your retractable awning installation and service guarantees quality and reliability. With years of experience in sun control solutions, we ensure that your awning is installed correctly and operates smoothly, providing you with peace of mind and a beautiful, functional outdoor space. Adorn, Protect & Enhance your home!
Incorporating these tips into your Orange County & San Diego, CA retractable awning installation will enhance your outdoor living experience, offering both comfort and style. Accent Awnings, serving Southern California since 1979, is here to help you every step of the way. Contact us to learn more about our products and services, and take the first step towards a successful retractable awning installation.