Technical FAQs

THESE ARE SOME OF THE MOST COMMON AWNING QUESTIONS CONSUMERS WILL ASK ABOUT RETRACTABLE AWNINGS (FAQ'S).

What is a Retractable Lateral Arm Awning?

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Why Buy a Retractable Awning?

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How do I order a Sunair Awning?

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Why are there no support poles on Retractable awnings?

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Are they wind sensitive?

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Why a retractable awning instead of a fixed one?

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How long does the fabric last?

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What colors are available?

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What sizes can a retractable be made in?

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What do they cost?

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Can I install it instead of using a dealer?

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How long should they last?

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How long does it take to get one after I place an order?

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I have seen mesh fabric used in a valance. What’s the deal?

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Can I get a small retractable for a window or door?

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If I have a business, can I get lettering on the awning.

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Why pick Sunair over other manufacturers?

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What will a Retractable do for my air conditioning costs?

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How Do I Operate My Retractable Awning?

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How Do I Install My Retractable Awning?

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What is the Warranty on a Retractable Awning?

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How Do I Decide How Large the Awning should be?

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Is the Width of the Awning its true width or is it different due to the hood, end caps, and motor?

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When an awning is fully extended, what is the height of the awning's front bar in relation to the mount point height?

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Do I Need a Protective Hood?

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What other optional systems are available from Sunair?

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What maintenance is required?

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How do I clean the fabric if it gets soiled or stained?

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Can these be used in the rain?

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Will the awning stress my wall?

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Can I still have an awning if I have a very low clearance above my door?

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Why would I want a motor for my retractable awning?

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Can I add a motor to my awning later?

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Do I need an electrician if I want a motor?

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Will the installation permanently deface my siding?

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Customers Say

During this winter, on sunny days we raised our sunair windowscreens, allowing sunlight to warm and brighten our rooms. Sure beats window tint!

– Mike H

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