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Awnings FAQ’s2018-04-05T17:10:46+00:00
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Awnings FAQ’s

An Awning is either screen mesh or fabric and a support frame used to extend your living space by providing protection from the sun and/or rain.

Fixed Awnings and Retractable Awnings are commonly installed to provide protection over doors, windows, balconies, decks, gazebos, porches, wood trellis covers, and patios.

Awnings are available as Fixed Awnings or Retractable Awnings. The most common applications are listed below. Refer to our Features section for further details.

Fixed Awning Styles Include:

  • Fixed Standard Slope (With or Without Side Returns)
  • Fixed Concave (With or Without Side Returns)
  • Fixed Quarter Barrel (With or Without Side Returns)
  • Fixed True Dome
  • Fixed Irregular Dome
  • Fixed Long Dome
  • Fixed Tall Dome
  • Fixed Entrance Canopy (Flat End or Bullnose Style)
  • Fixed Free Standing Canopy (Peaked Top or Flat End Style)
  • Fixed Trellis Cover

Retractable Awning Styles Include:

  • Retractable Awning (Manual or Motorized)
  • Retractable Window Awning (Manual or Motorized)
  • Retractable Slide-On-Cable Awning (Manual)

Awning Valances are available for Fixed Awnings and Retractable Awnings. Fixed Awnings are available with loose or fixed valances, and Retractable Awnings come with loose valances. Valances are optional.

Please refer to our Features section for further details.

A Manual Retractable Awning and Manual Retractable Window Awning come standard with a Manual Crank, which is used to operate the Awning’s projection. The crank is turned counter-clockwise to extend the Awning and clockwise to retract the Awning.

Fixed Awning Frames are available in any custom powder coated Tiger Drylac RAL color. Retractable Awning Frames are available in 3 standard frame colors: White, Beige, and Bronze.

Refer to our Features section for further details.

Awnings are available with fade-resistant Sunbrella Fabric. Sunbrella color pigments are added during the production of the fiber, which results in Sunbrella yarn and fabric with color throughout that won’t wash away.

With over 200 colors and patterns to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect match for your home.

Refer to our Features section for further details.

Awnings are available with Sunbrella Fabric. Sunbrella color pigments are added during the production of fade-resistant Sunbrella fiber. The final result is Sunbrella yarn and fabric with color throughout that resists fading and won’t wash away.

With over 200 colors and patterns to choose from you’re sure to find the perfect match for your home.  Please refer to our Features section for further details.

A Seam in the Screen Mesh or Fabric is necessary when you reach a certain width or height for an opening in which an Awning is to be installed. The seam joins two pieces of Screen Mesh or Fabric together to accommodate certain widths and heights. Whether or not a seam is required varies depending on the Awning.

Roof Brackets are required to provide a smooth and stable mounting surface for a Retractable Awning mounted on a roof.

Yes. We can add Custom Printed Text to almost any Awning, most commonly on the valance. Certain restrictions do apply. Contact our office for details.

Somfy is the world’s leading manufacturer of specialized motors and control systems.

The AC Motor Specifications are: 120VAC/60Hz, 2 to 3 Amps. FCC Approved and UL Listed. Home Automation Interface is available.

A one-channel wireless Somfy Remote Control (hand-held or wall switch) can operate one Motorized Awning. A multi-channel wireless Remote Control (hand-held or wall switch) can operate up to five separate Motorized Awnings independently. A hard-wired version of the wireless wall switch is available as well upon request.

Awnings have a standard lead time of 3-4 weeks depending on the style.

Refer to our Maintenance Section for all of the Awning cleaning details.

Refer to our Warranty Section for all of the Awning warranty details.

Classic Improvement Products

5538 East La Palma Avenue

Anaheim Hills, California 92807

Residential & Commercial

Phone: 1.866.217.9749

Email: CustomerService@chiproducts.com

Wholesale

Phone: 1.866.217.2441

Email: Wholesale@chiproducts.com

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