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So it begins . WP has been installed and here is the first post for this awning manufacturers site built by YWPD.

Your WordPress Department was contacted earlier in October to quote a price for all of The Awning Factory’s Web marketing. TAF then confirmed on Oct. 17th that YWPD should make contact with staff to begin phase one of this ongoing project.

Initial contact with the TAF team was made via introductions and image requests. A logo master file and other images were requested to suit a large number of commonly searched terms for which The Awning Factory should get listed.

Development server was set up so that different design elements could be perused by TAF staff for their input and approval.

More to come soon!

8000 Series Home Collection Retractable Awning

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The 8000 Series “Home Collection” Retractable Awning is the “Top of the Line” when only “The Best will Do”. Everything you need Style, Flexibility, Elegance, Performance, and most importantly Individuality are the standard with this model. Maximum shade control when the sun is at different positions is possible with our Exclusive Flex-Pitch Control. This feature will allow you to pitch your awning left to right and front to back with the simple twist of the hand-crank. Italian styling and Elegant fabric choices from Sunbrella will make your awning the envy of the neighborhood. We will manufacture this model to any width you need, up to 26* feet, in your choice of three frame colors. NuImage Awnings have passed European testing standards for TUV certification and are recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation for protecting your family from harmful UV rays on those hot blistering days.

It’s the end of the day, “It’s time to Unwind”

All motorized awnings include manual override and a 18′ plug-in cord with remote control. *Actual fabric widths are 6 inches less.

Some features of 8000 Series “Home Collection” retractable awning are:

  • Powder coated white, bronze or almond frame
  • Custom widths up to all dimensions
  • 20 Year warranty on its frame
  • 5 year warranty on the fabric and motor
  • 45 Sunbrella Fabric colors
  • Flex-pitch shoulders for maximum shade control
  • Optional Weatherguard available
  • Optional RoofMount Kit available

Awning Cleaning

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How do I go about awning cleaning?

Here’s How to Clean An Awning in 7 Easy Steps

To clean your fabric while still on an awning frame, follow these simple steps:

  1. Brush off loose dirt.
  2. Hose down.
  3. Prepare a cleaning solution of water and mild soap such as Ivory Snow, Dreft or Woolite (no detergents).
  4. Use a soft bristle brush to clean.
  5. Allow cleaning solution to soak into the fabric.
  6. Rinse thoroughly.
  7. Allow to air dry.

Here’s a similar video about awning cleaning:

Why add awnings to your home or business building(s)?

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Awnings rate high because they block direct sunlight. Usually made of fabric or metal, they are attached above the window and extend outward and down. A properly installed awning can reduce heat gain in your home up to 65% on southern windows and as much as 77% on eastern and western windows.

A light-colored awning does double duty by also reflecting sunlight. Maintaining a gap between the top of the awning and the side of your house helps to vent any accumulated heat from under a solid surface awning.

Aesthetically, an awning mounted at an angle of 45 degrees is pleasing to the eye. Make sure the awning does not project into the path of foot traffic unless it is at least six feet eight inches from the ground.

The amount of drop you need — how far down the window an awning should come — depends on where the window is located. On the east or west side of the house, the awning needs a drop that covers 65 to 75 % of the window. Because of the higher angle of the sun, an awning on the south side needs to cover only 45 to 60 % of the window to produce the same amount of shade. In either case, awnings can block much of the view from a window. Slatted awnings allow limited viewing to help overcome this disadvantage.

Awnings are also a practical investment that can slash your energy bills, as well as protect your furniture, floors and carpets from the sun’s harsh sun rays.

In a typical building, more energy is lost through glass doors and windows than through any other construction element. While window films and tinted glass will reduce heat gain and glare, awnings accomplish the same purpose–and substantially boost energy savings. Studies by the American Society of Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers reveal that when the sun shines directly on south-facing windows, fabric awnings reduce heat gain by 55 to 65 %. For western exposure, the reduction in heat gain is 72 to 77 %.