Installing an awning for your deck, patio, or outdoor space is not rocket science. You can DIY it to cut down the cost. However, before you get down to work, there are some measurements and levelling to undertake the project to complete efficiently. Also, you must have a helper during the installation time. Installing it all on your own will take a little more time than anticipated, besides, you might stall at some point if you don’t have someone to help you. If you are not confident in DIY, don’t fret, not everyone can DIY successfully, you can hire a professional to do the installation instead of stressing yourself and part with a few bucks. This guide will discuss awning installation, the process, and tools required.
Choose the design
The first step is to choose the design the awning should have. Know an awning that meets your requirement. And keep in mind that every manufacturer has conditions to be followed while installing an awning. Always consult with relevant agencies for regulations and rules for installing an awning in your area. Choose between colours that appeal to you, and if you are facing budget constraints, then it is time to look for alternatives. When you have everything ready, then you may proceed with the installation.
Finding two measurements are incredibly important, the centre of the door and the centre of the awning. Another issue is to make sure the door opens fully once the awning has been installed. You do not want to restrict the door movement and also to avoid slamming and possible damage to the awning.
Installations vary according to manufacturers; some use solid pre-formed mount bars while others use mounting tabs. Whichever the case, follow the manufacturer’s manual to install successfully. Caution to take while installing is to ensure the mounting is intact and fastened with the right hardware. Again make sure the canopy is stretched enough to remove folds and creases in the middle. The mounting bar and the front rim are already attached to canopy rafters so that it is easy to install the fabric.
Install the remaining hardware
The remaining hardware installation uses the camelback brackets to attach. The two rafters at the end of the canopy will serve as mounting points offering support to the arms. Following the manufacturer’s manual should make your installation experience easy. After the final installation, you can adjust by tweaking adjustment until you achieve the right level.
Awnings offer homeowners protection from unforgiving sunshine outdoors during summertime and keep the rain off during winter for you to enjoy outdoor space when outside is freezing with ice. Besides, it adds value to your home.
Awnings help reduce power consumption in terms of electricity bills. Awnings provide perfect outdoor space to utilize the little amount of sunshine during winter, cutting down the need for too much heating and reducing the need for running HVAC air conditioners during the summer. Awning reduces power consumption in both extreme seasons.
Another reason for awning installations on the Gold Coast is the aesthetics it brings to the homestead if you choose the right design to install for your home, it adds décor while providing functionalities. I say functionalities in the sense that your pets and children will have a place to rest and play to minimize indoor traffic.