Awnings are large and can be attached to your house or building. This means that you need to prepare the area of the install. Remember, awnings are large structures and when being installed, any obstacles and debris should be cleared away. Here’s a quick list of things you should do before installing an awning on either your home or business:
- Clear the Area: Make sure, as mentioned above, to clear the location your awning is going to be installed of any obstacles and debris. Remove any patio furniture, rocks, or other objects so that the installers won’t trip or fall.
- Mark the Spot: This might sound odd, but remember, sometimes mistakes happen so clearly indicate or mark with some tape the location the awning should be installed. For example, take some easily removable painters’ tape and put an X on the spot where the awning should go.
· Rendering: For businesses and homes, this is a great way to help prepare your building for an awning installation. Have your installer provide a rendering of what the awning will look like so you can have a better idea of what you need to do to prep for the install or make any changes.
· Permits: This is important for both businesses and homes. Preparing for awning installation means you MUST have your permits all in place. Without these, you can face fines and fees from your HOA, the city, or your landlord.
For more about what we do feel free to contact us. For more information about awnings and other shade structures, visit us online at American Awning & Blind Co. at http://www.americanawningabc.com. (Our California Contractors License is #999050). Or give us a call at 800-654-5933. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.