ARIZONA’S ONE STOP SHADE SHOP

We are a full-service contractor with Twenty+ years of experience in the service industry, providing quality service to residential, industrial and commercial clients in the Greater Southwest Region. We can cover all of your shading needs from remodeling projects to all new construction.

We are a family owned business since 2002, and we are fully dedicated to providing all of our clients with the high level of customer service along with a quality product.

We are fully licensed, bonded, and insured (ROC# 237610).

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Awning Benefits Fact Sheet

Energy Savings: Awnings help to make homes more energy efficient by reducing the amount of solar radiation that enters through the windows, ultimately decreasing the load on the air conditioner during hot summer months. In fact, solar radiation through glass is responsible for approximately 20 percent of the load on an air conditioner, according to a study by the American Society of Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers. This also translates into savings to the consumers through lower energy bills.

Expand Outdoor Living: Awnings can expand outdoor living space and offer an economical alternative to a home addition. Both aesthetically appealing and functional, awnings create an outdoor extension of the home that can facilitate many activities. Whether designing a haven for outdoor meditation or creating an area for activities with kids, awnings provide protection from excessive heat and inclement weather conditions.

Enhance Curb Appeal: The addition of awnings can help to enhance the curb appeal of all homes. With numerous fabrics and designs available, awnings fit the unique style of every home. Woven acrylic fabrics are water-repellent with a rich cloth appearance, which helps them retain their good look for years. Vinyl-coated fabrics are waterproof and can act as an outdoor shelter, keeping the rain out when storms roll through. Mesh fabrics allow for better ventilation and outward visibility, ideal for sheltering an outdoor haven for relaxation.

UV Protection: An important consideration to families, awnings provide protection from the harmful UV rays of the sun. Outdoor activities can still be enjoyed underneath an awning, without having to worry about the sun damaging precious skin. Awnings also protect outdoor furniture and wooden decks from weather damage and fading due to excess exposure to UV rays.

Awning Fact Sheet

How long does it take an awning fabricator to manufacture and install an awning?
Delivery time depends on your needs and the type of awning you purchase. Some suppliers can ship standard size awnings within days after the order is placed. Other awning fabricators, who supply custom designed awnings, might take as little as three weeks. Of course, this varies depending on the time of the year (summer typically is the busiest part of the year), and it is not unusual for this lead time to run longer, especially in seasonal climates.


How do I store my stationary awnings in the winter months?
Many professional awning manufacturers offer removal and storage services for awnings and canopies. If you prefer to do this yourself, make sure to clean and dry your awnings before you store them. Give them a final brushing to remove all debris. Fold or roll the awnings, then cover and store them in a cool, dry place. Are awnings waterproof? Can I stay out under my awning in inclement weather? Some awning fabrics are waterproof and some are water-repellent. Waterproof fabrics such as reinforced laminated vinyl provide protection from rain in addition to sun protection. Woven fabrics that are water-repellent allow you to fully enjoy the space shaded by the awning during weather conditions that aren’t severe, like during light passing showers or drizzle conditions. In other words, if the weather is nice enough for you to be outside, then it is good enough for you to be out beneath your awning.


Does the fabric color I choose affect how hot it is under my awning or, for that matter, how dark it will be shaded underneath?
Good question. Of course, the darker the color chosen, the darker the shade effect underneath will be. There are exceptions, however. Certain fabrics have a lighter-colored underneath side than the top-side color, which gives a more pleasing shading effect. As for the temperature, while color choice has some slight impact, the type of fabric chosen and the overall ventilation of the installation will have a greater effect. Again, your awning professional is well qualified to assist you in this aspect of the awning design.


Is there much difference between the various types of awning fabrics?
Yes, different fibers, weaves and coatings have very specific advantages. Some fabrics are breathable, some are not. Woven acrylic fabrics are water-repellent and have a rich cloth appearance and are much more colorfast and fade resistant. Vinyl-coated fabrics and reinforced laminated vinyl fabrics are, for the most part, waterproof. Mesh fabrics allow better ventilation and outward visibility. Your awning supplier will help you make the best selection.


Does an awning need to be fire retardant?
In residential applications not governed by local codes, the requirement to use a flame retardant fabric becomes a personal preference. Flame retardant fabrics are available in a wide variety of colors and styles.


What are the support frames made from? How durable are they?
Metal support frames are made from either galvanized steel or aluminum and could last a lifetime! Regular maintenance on a frame requires annual inspections of fasteners, connections and metal condition. Frames are also available with a painted finish for additional protection and attractiveness.


I live in a development governed by a homeowners’ association. Are awnings allowed there?
Because canvas awnings are colorful, attractive, energy-saving design features, most homeowners’ associations are receptive to adding them to the exterior decor of a building. Typically, the association’s architectural committee reviews these questions. Many developments work with a local awning professional so that the awning styles and colors are consistent throughout the development.


Do I need a building permit for an awning?
A building permit is not needed for most residential awnings, and is required for most commercial uses. Your awning professional is very knowledgeable about when and where permits are required. When there are no poles on retractable awnings, what supports the unit?  Some retractable awnings have been designed to be self-supporting. Other models have supporting poles that retract against the wall when not in use. When support poles are not used, the awning relies on secure mounting in conjunction with spring-loaded arms. The arm tension is created with internal springs, and large radius elbows keep the fabric tight by applying outward force.


What does an average-sized retractable awning cost?
Because retractable awnings come in a variety of models, fabrics and sizes, prices vary and can fit any budget. You may be able to obtain a price list for standard size units from some awning manufacturers. If you are looking for a custom design, contact a Professional Awning Manufacturer to verify measurements and make an on-site inspection. An awning manufacturer will typically meet with you for a free in-home consultation and recommend an awning that’s right for you.


What kind of wind loads can a retractable awning handle?
Retractable awnings are primarily for sun protection and should not be left out in windy conditions. However, wind is a very unpredictable force, with a tendency to change direction and speed very quickly. In a wind-tunnel test, which is a controlled environment, a retractable awning withstood straight-on wind forces at over 50 mph. In “real-life” applications, the general rule of thumb is: If you are comfortable sitting outdoors dining or reading the paper, then it is probably safe to operate your awning. The concern with wind is the up-lifting effect on the awning rather than the downward force; therefore the greater the pitch, the more wind-resistant the unit is.


Are there any other weather conditions I should be concerned about with my retractable awning?
Retractable awnings are primarily designed to provide protection from the sun’s rays and not from rainstorms or snow. However, an awning can be used during light rain showers with proper unit pitch. In heavy or driving rains or wind, the unit must be retracted to keep water from “pooling” on the fabric and causing damage or irreversible fabric stretching.


Why would I want my retractable awning motorized?
Nothing could be more convenient than simply flipping a switch and watching your awning roll out on its own. Once fully extended or retracted, the unit will stop automatically. You may also stop the retractable awning in any position by flipping a wall-mounted switch or pushing a button on a remote. Research has shown that a motorized awning is used four times as much as a manual unit.

Adobe Awning offers a wide range of services

1) In House Concept Designs / Renderings:
Our highly skilled in-house staff can create a custom concept drawing to help your ideas become realistic tangible products. These renderings can help assist in integrating your shade ideas into your project. Our staff will work side by side with you to ensure all details are accurate and design ideas are communicated according to your specifications.

2) In House Auto CAD:
Our highly skilled in-house staff can create shop drawings and installation details for your shade product. We will work side by side to provide accurate and detailed information to help expedite the panning, engineering, and permitting process as necessary for your specific project.

3) Engineering:
Once all specifications, drawings, and/or designs have been approved by our customer, our state licensed engineer will review all specifications outlined for the project and then create a set of engineered drawings specific to the project to meet or exceed all current city and/or state code specifications. Once engineered drawings are completed and stamped by our licensed engineer, they are ready for the permitting process as needed on a per project basis.

4) Manufacturing:
We can create simple small and/or small awnings and canopies to large structures and beyond. We, at Adobe Awning and Shade, are able to manufacture whatever design or product you have in mind for your residential, commercial, or industrial project. To maintain the highest of quality, and to ensure the durability, strength, and dependability of all of our products, we only use our own personnel in the manufacturing process. Our welders are trained and highly qualified with steel and aluminum materials. Our sewers are highly qualified to work with all fabrics and pay attention to great detail to ensure your end product is superior. We only use the highest quality materials from start to finish for your project no matter how big or small.

5) Installation:
We, at Adobe Awning and Shade, use only our in-house trained and experienced staff for all of our installations. By only using our in-house staff we are able to closely monitor all projects to ensure all details and layouts are met from start to finish. By monitoring this process closely we are also able to ensure the safety of our employees as well. Timely and detailed installations are a high priority of ours for total customer satisfaction.