Aluminum Awning Kits
This is a detailed description of our
standard aluminum patio awning.. These are the parts that are shipped
with our awnings as well as a few options you need to be sure of before you
order. Use this page as well as our
awning installation page to be sure you
are ordering the correct awning parts.
Our standard kits feature
3 1/2" x 12" w-pans, extruded gutter, hanger and side fascias and 3" square aluminum posts. These are the key items to use when
comparing our product with that of others. The 3 1/2" w-pans are larger
and stronger than standard panels sold by some companies. Extruded parts
are again stronger than roll form parts. The square aluminum posts are
far stronger than ornamental scroll columns. When comparing prices be
sure to compare apples to apples. The photos below can be clicked to enlarge.
our 3 1/2" awning panels installed
into an extruded hanger with an extruded side fascia. Inserted into the
fascia are two bands of color trim. Our standard package comes with
white trim. The w-pans come standard in the .018 gauge. Also
available are the .024, .032 and .036 gauge panels. The panel thickness
that you need depends on the projection of the awning and your wind and snow
shows an extruded c-hanger.
This is the one that comes in our kits. These have a flat back and mount
nicely on any flat surface. The photos above and below show an awning
mounted to the fascia of a house. When the awning is to be attached to
an angled surface such as this an a-rail and hanger works best. The
extruded hanger pivots in the a-rail allowing the panels to fit better.
The next photo is a view looking up to further explain how an a-rail and
hanger might better fit your needs. These are a little more expensive
but allow for a better job in some situations.
photo shows the extruded gutter,
extruded side fascia, 3" aluminum post, post bracket and the downspout.
The downspout is attached to a plastic drop outlet. The downspout is a
full 2" x 2 1/2". One of these assemblies is used at both ends of the
awning and more on large ones. A portion of the downspout is used to
make a bracket for the bottom and then a downspout elbow is used.
Another feature of our patio awning is that all of the posts and post brackets are
attached with nuts and bolts as opposed to sheet metal screws.
standard patio awning package includes the 3" x
3" aluminum posts. The standard length is 8' and the standard form of
attachment is the slab mount. The posts are easily cut on the job site
to allow for any slope the concrete may have. Doing this will keep the
gutter level for a better overall look. The normal awning pitch is 1/2"
per foot, so a 12' projection awning should have about a 6" slope. This
means that if the height you are going to attach the hanger is over 8' 6" you
should consider ordering longer posts. Posts can be ordered in 8', 10'
and 12' lengths. A slab mount awning is one that is anchored to a
concrete slab. Two 1/4" holes are drilled into the concrete and
expandable rawl plugs are hammered into place. This is what is
included in the package. If a slab is not available then ground anchors
would need to be ordered. The following photo shows the top of a ground
anchor. A 12" x 10" hole is dug into the ground and filled in around the
ground anchor with post hole cement.
Now it's time to enjoy your new patio awning.
We sell and install in Arizona only. Send us a request
so we can work up an
estimate for you, or give me a call.
CR Shades - Dennis Gourley - Sales - 480-935-2848
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