Awnings & Canopies

Awnings & Canopies

Advantages of Awnings

  • An awning gives protection from the sun as it is primarily a sun shade, but it is good shelter from the rain too as long as the winds aren't high
  • They are designed specifically for your business with a wide range of mechanics, designs and colours
  • They are simple and easy to use
  • They can look very elegant
  • They can provide a good advertisement for your business
  • We use the latest modern technology in the manufacturing of our awnings
  • If used in a windy area, our awnings can be fitted with a motion sensor which will retract the awning if the winds get too strong for the awning to be out (only available on motorised awnings, not manual)

How to Look After Your Awning

  • Do not put your awning out in high winds
  • Do not overwind your awning
  • If your awning is broken, do not try to fix it yourself. Please call us for information. We will try and help you over the phone. If this cannot be achieved, we can arrange to fix it for you
  • Do not make any alterations to your awning as this may invalidate your manufacturers guarantee
  • The awning angle/pitch must be at least 10 degrees otherwise rain water will not run off it
  • Awnings must not be opened when snowing or hailing, or if there is a risk of frost. Ensure that any ice has fully thawed before you try to open your awning
  • Ensure there are no obstacles when opening your awning
  • Do not use your awning if it needs repairing
  • Please remove leaves and other foreign objects from the awning
  • Grease all movable parts
  • Clean the powder coated aluminium elements with soapy water once a year. It is advised that the awning cover needs to be professionally cleaned - a service which Shades of Comfort is able offer