What to Look For in an Awning Contractor

A beautiful fabric awning adds curb appeal, value, and comfort to an outdoor living space. Whether you wish to provide cooling shade and protection from the rain to a porch, patio, deck, or another area around your home, it’s important to purchase your manual or motorized  awning from a professional awning contractor.

When you look for an awning professional in the Northern Virginia area, you want to find a company that exhibits proper training, has years of experience, and has a reputation for excellent quality in workmanship, materials, installation, and maintenance.

If you are looking for an awning professional that will deliver the best product at a fair price call Carter Fence today at 703-255-0824!

Awning Fabric and Materials

A reputable awning company will use fabrics that are:

  • Fade (from UV), mold and water resistant
  • Unlikely to rip or sag even in extreme weather conditions
  • Available in a wide range of colors and patterns
  • Energy-sparing, keeping the interior space cool in summer and warm in winter

Additionally, a reputable awning company will install high-quality supports and mechanisms that are rust resistant and rated for certain wind speeds. Ask about the manufacturer’s warranty on installation, parts, and labor.

Awning Contractor Reputation

An awning company that is truly professional will offer custom measuring and manufacturing of an outdoor covering suited to your home and your tastes. Avoid ready-made and cheaply-priced awnings from big home stores, as quality is not always up to par. Also, the sales representative should present references from past and current customers and offer a portfolio of completed jobs.

Inquire about the company’s design team. True awning professionals will aim to please your preferences, but they will also make suggestions on the best type, look, color, functionality, and durability for your particular situation.

Contact Carter Fence’s design team.

Quality Online Reviews

Read up on the companies you are considering, and research them on consumer rating sites such as Angie’s List and the Better Business Bureau. It is important to see what other people have to say about the services they received. Getting a customer referral speaks volumes about how well your own experience with the company can go.

In addition, these consumer sites give an unbiased profile concerning years in the business, certifications, licensing, insurance, and other business details that excellent companies have in place. With diligent homework and a thorough interview process, you can pick a great company for a great awning installation process.

Carter Fence in Northern, Virginia

Carter Fence has decades of experience in quality fencing and awnings, too. A professional designer can come to your home for a free consultation and give you an estimate on both manual and motorized (retractable) awnings. From design to installation, you can have your beautiful, new awning in only a few short weeks.

Call Carter Fence today for a free consultation—703-255-0824.

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