Adding a retractable awning to your patio, deck, or outdoor living space creates a cool, shady retreat on sunny summer days. At Garden Gate Shade, the leading retractable awning installation and service company in the greater Egg Harbor Township area as well as surrounding areas in southern New Jersey, we take pride in partnering with you to improve your outdoor living space. We offer retractable awning installation with motorized options for easy and quick use. Our wide selection of awning fabric allows you to create a custom look that enhances the natural beauty of your home.
At Garden Gate Shade, we provide free quotes and will tailor your patio awning to your specific needs, including the method of awning installation that best suits your home and outdoor space.
What Are the Different Types of Installations?
No two homes are the same, so choosing the right installation method for your patio awning is critical to increasing the effectiveness of the awning and extending the life of the awning. The following are the three main types of retractable awning installations.
Wall-Mounted Awning Installation
As the name implies, your retractable awning is installed by mounting it to an exterior wall of your home. This includes exterior home walls made of brick, stucco, siding, wood, or other materials. The hardware used for each of these different mounting surfaces varies slightly, so professional installation is important.
The wall used for mounting should be vertically flat with adequate height to allow for the awning and the awning hood, as well as the mechanical components. Generally, retractable awnings require a minimum installation height of 8 feet, but that can vary or be higher based on existing exterior doors and other exterior structures shared on the installation wall.
Roof-Mounted Awning Installation
Roof-mounted awning installation offers you an option for single-story homes as well as an option for multi story homes where the exterior wall has features that may cause obstructions to a wall mounting installation.
Mounting the awning to the roof of your home offers the additional benefit of providing shade to all the windows below the line of the roof, creating shade both on the exterior of your home and shading the interiors rooms with windows beneath the awning.
Special roof brackets are used to safely install a roof-mounted awning, and angled rafter adapter brackets can be used to overcome the challenge of installing on a steeply pitched roof line.
Soffit-Mounted Awning Installation
This unique installation method allows your retractable awning installation team to mount the awning under your roof line to the soffit rather than to the roof itself or to the wall. This option requires special soffit brackets and your team of installation experts from Garden Gate Shade can assess your home to ensure that this installation option is both safe and effective.
Why Have Your Awning Installed by a Professional?
Many websites geared toward DIYers offer advice on home improvement projects, including installing a retractable awning. At Garden Gate Shade, our professional installation team has the experience, knowledge, education, and skills to successfully and safely install your retractable awning while maintaining the structural integrity of your home’s exterior.
Don’t wait for the hot summer sun to make your outside living spaces unbearable. Call Garden Gate Shade today and ask for more information about your options for retractable awning installation. Your patio or deck can be a cool and shady retreat you’ll love to spend time in.