Frequently Asked Questions
Why Awnings and Canopies?
Installing an awning or canopy is like adding
another room to your house or additional space for your business.
In New England, we have such a short period of
time in which we can enjoy the outdoors and the nice warm weather. The last
thing we want to have happen is to be forced off our decks and patios due to
sunshine, heat and minor inclement weather.
With an awning or
sun canopy you will greatly enhance
your outdoor living, while protecting your family and furnishings from the sun's
harmful UV rays.
Fabric awnings will help you save on
cooling costs. And, if you choose a retractable awning system, you’ll have the
best of both worlds - sun when you want it and shade when you need it. Finally,
with all of the wonderful choices you have for fabrics, we can create a sun
management solution that will compliment your décor beautifully.
Why American Awning?
Quite simply because we bring you a diverse
selection of high quality awning systems at reasonable prices.
We provide fast, courteous and convenient
service. Unlike other companies, we install and service what we sell. We work
very closely with you to design a sun shading system that will best fit your
needs. We can cover virtually anything under the sun.
American Awning is fully insured and licensed in
Convenient mobile awning show room
Free on-site consultation
Comprehensive Lines of Awning Products
Long term warranties
Professional Installation & Service
What sort of quality standards should I look for
in a retractable awning?
awnings vary greatly in their design, manufacturing, attention to quality and
overall strength and functionality. The higher the quality, the longer the life
and overall enjoyment you can expect from your awning.
While there are no US standards for awning
Eclipse Awnings adhere to the widely used European guidelines. Such as the
DIN* guidelines for raw materials and components. For finished product Eclipse
Awnings follow the German TUV guidelines.
In fact all of the Eclipse products meet with
demanding European norms for control and ISO 9001 standards are followed at all
stages of component production. (Deutsches Institut fur Normung) (TUV is an
international service group, which documents the safety and quality of products,
systems and services). For more information on TUV or DIN go to
What types of shading products do you offer?
American Awning features the most diverse product
line of fabric awnings available. We have hundreds of colors to choose from.
Our retractable awnings can have a width of up to
40 feet and project up to 16 ˝ feet.
We offer only products which have a proven record
for providing trouble free and maintenance free operation.
American Awnings will not recommend or sell
inferior imitations. When you buy from us, you get the awning products at the
Residential Shading Solutions
Retractable Deck/Patio Awnings
Stationary Deck/Patio Awnings
Retractable Fabric Window Awnings
Manual or Motorized Awning Operation
Drop Solar Shades
Classic & European Awning Styles
Retractable Sunroom Awnings
Door and Window Solar Screens
Commercial/ Business Awning Applications
Store Front Awnings
Covered Smoking Areas
What about awning installation and service?
Our factory trained technicians install and
service what we sell. We do not subcontract installation or service of our
products. This assures you thorough, professional installation of your
Are you insured?
We are fully insured by a major insurance company
and carry $2,000,000 liability and full workman’s compensation coverage.
Insurance certificates are available upon request. We provide the necessary
protection, which you would not receive from uninsured companies or their
Do you have a show room?
We actually have a mobile show room. We would be happy to arrange for a time for one of our consultants to come out to your home or business and work with you to help determine which product is going to best fit your needs.
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