Three main reasons… The awnings sold on the internet are made mostly from (1) painted steel (2) inferior fabrics that will fade quickly and (3) cheap Chinese motors. The steel components and steel hardware of the frame will begin to rust after just one season. The fabric will also noticeably fade after just one season in the sun and the motor? From our extensive subcontracting work, we know there is a 50/50 chance the motor not work right out of the box.
By contrast, awnings sold by your local awning shops are made mostly from powder coated aluminum and stainless steel which will not rust. Awning shops use high tech, acrylic fabrics designed specifically for the awning and marine markets. These fabrics will remain weatherproof, are mildew resistant and hold their color for up to 20 years. Better awning companies should insist on Somfy brand motors for all retractable awning products. Shade One Awnings only uses Somfy as they are the clear market leader also, often lasting up to 20 years.
Beware of companies that advertise themselves as “warehouse” or “manufacturer direct” awning companies. They provide low cost awnings that often fail very quickly for the reasons listed above. Many times Shade One Awnings is the company that is called on to fix or replace these lesser models.
Because we are a full time, high volume retractable awning shop. Other companies in the local awning market are focused on custom, commercial awning products that take an incredible amount of resources to design, build and install. Along with their custom awnings, they offer retractable awnings from a regional manufacturer in their product line. These smaller, regional manufacturers often come with high price tags and long delivery times.
At Shade One Awnings, we are the exclusive SunSetter dealer for a large territory on the Jersey Shore. It is from Monmouth County to Northern Cape May County. The high volume combined with our focused product line allows us to install the most competitively priced, retractable awnings in the state. SunSetter is the #1 awning manufacturer in the USA and is installed on over 750,000 homes as of 2018. SunSetter’s modern approach and massive scale keeps the prices very low and the buying process efficient. We can deliver and install a retractable awning in 10-14 days, guaranteed.
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complete project- awning and install.
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4. What are the benefits of buying directly through Shade One Awnings?
If you buy from us we include our Lifetime Installation Warranty. This insures the awning will be secured to the frame of the structure and will not pull out. If there is ever a need, we will return at no cost to the customer. Most Importantly, Shade One Awnings does not charge for service calls to our customers. If the awning should need some adjustment or service, there is absolutely no charge to the customer. This excludes all weather and storm related damage. Shade One Awnings values every relationship by keeping your awning performing at its best at absolutely no charge.
5. How much can I save buying through Shade One Awnings?
Most times the savings are
$1,000.00 or more compared to local awning shops that use regional
manufacturers for their retractable awning products. The regional manufacturers often come with long delivery times with their high prices. For retractable awning
projects with heavy grade frames and larger sizes, the savings can be multiple
thousands over our competition.
6. What is your service area?
We serve all of Central and South Jersey but also serve Northern New Jersey and the Philadelphia area. Please call.
7. How long have you been in business?
The summer of 2018 will be 16 years. Thank you to all of the homeowners that helped us grow so much!