How far out should an awning be?

How far out should an awning be?

Your retractable awning must be at least 8 feet from the ground, depending on level elevation, and how far your awnings would project, or extend. If your retractable awning is to be mounted over a swinging door, add another 10-12 inches for clearance space.

How much space do you need to mount a retractable awning?

Mounting the awning However, the awning needs a minimum of six inches of unobstructed space to be mounted safely. Most retractable awnings require a downward pitch, so they need to be mounted at least seven and a half feet above the ground.

Can you attach an awning to a roof?

If your wall is not free of obstructions, you can mount your awning on the roof. Your awning may come with a rafter adapter bracket, which allows for mounting directly onto angled rafters. When mounted on your roof, the awning can shade an entire area of the house, without obstructing windows or other components.

Are awnings old fashioned?

Arts & Crafts-style awnings are an instant dose of old-fashioned. Fabric awnings were gradually replaced by aluminum ones in the 1940s, and, with the advent of air conditioning, faded from use by mid century.

How long does it take to install a retractable awning?

How long does it take to order and install my awning? We custom manufacture all of our retractable awnings to fit the exact size you need. Once you place the order, depending on the time of year you can expect a lead-time of roughly two to four weeks. The installation itself will only take a few hours.

How do I know what size awning I need?

How to Measure Projection of Awning; Measure the height of the window from the edge of the trim on each end. A standard projection (B) would be approximately half the height of your window. For example a window that measures 60″ in height would have an awning that has a 30″ projection.

Is it worth having an awning?

Improve Your Home’s Value Outdoor awnings can significantly improve the value of your home. Firstly, attractive outdoor awnings make your house more visually appealing to potential buyers. Secondly, an awning placed over the patio or deck offers more outdoor living space that’s well-protected from nature’s elements.

Can you install awning yourself?

Yes, it is perfectly possible, but most of the awnings are very heavy and require a minimum of 2 people for installation and lifting into place.

How tall does a roof need to be for an awning?

8 feet is the minimum, anything less than that will require the unit to be roof mounted. roof mounted awnings are very common on a ranch style home. The roof mount brackets does NOT create any water trap and safely allows water and snow to pass. The brackets are aluminum and powder coated the same color as the frame and for protection and beauty.

How tall do you have to be to install a SunSetter awning?

1. Measure the height of the wall where you want to install your awning. Minimum mounting height: 7 ft. 6 in. If minimum height is not available, contact your local SunSetter Dealer for other installation options. 2. Measure how wide an awning you want.

What’s the best way to mount a retractable awning?

There are a couple of ways to attach the unit to the home. Wall, soffit and roof mount. The most common being the wall. Professional installers will determine the right installation for you particular home of store. How far out can a retractable go?

How many rows of bricks should be above an awning?

There should be at least 7 rows of brick above the awning fixing point to anchor the weight. So, you should have a minimum of 11 rows of bricks above your doors/windows.

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