Last fall, we purchased a "pan type" awning for over our back door. Our hope was that it would keep the rain and snow from coming in the doorway and that it would provide a bit of shelter. Since we live in Minnesota, we were a bit reluctant because our weather is so severe and the wind, rain and snow can be extreme.
We have been far more than satisfied....we are delighted. In fact, we so love the look of the awning that we put in a fence along the patio to match it! It functions exactly as we had hoped and my husband found it to be very easy to install. He commented that the instructions were very thorough and easy to understand since there were illustrations.
The employees at General Awnings were very professional as well as helpful and knowledgeable. We would have no reservations in recommending this company to our friends and family. It was a GREAT buy!
I found that the quality of your product was, what I use on determining material quality, was an 8 out of 10, installation ease was also an 8 out of 10. The only challenge that I encountered was that next time I would assemble the awnings on the job site instead of assembling them at my construction shop and then taking them to the job site and making sure the day of assembling them is not a windy day. Otherwise the product overall is good.
I would be happy to recommend General Awnings to anyone who is looking for aluminum awnings. I purchased 2 awnings, one of which I had to customize to fit around a chimney, it was 110" long with a 42" projection; and a simple awning for over my front door which is 75" long with a 42" projection.
The customized unit was the first awning I did and it took me about 6 hours to complete. I had to cut and attach the framing members to the chimney and fit the awning pans around the chimney. It was certainly not what I would call a normal installation, once I got past all of the layout and cutting, I found the installation to be rather easy. The second awning was a simple installation over my front door. The awning is attached to a masonry wall which I used masonry anchors for attachment in lieu of the normal hardware, this awning only took about 3 1/2 hours to complete.
In all, I found the installation to be easy, once you get the hang of it. I am very pleased with the look and finish of the awnings and would highly recommend General Awnings products.
We are very pleased with the look and functionality of the awning. I was able to install the unit myself over a 3 day period. The only time I needed assistance was putting up the initial frame (my son helped hold the frame while I attached it to the house). During the winter blizzard of February 2013, over 2 feet of snow accumulated on the awning. It handled the weight with no discernable problems. My wife particularly likes the protection it gives when raining. We have a 42 inch projection which completely covers the decking. Thanks for a nice product.
I am responding to your request to share installation experience with the AC1000 Pan Type Awning. First let me say that I have never before installed a metal multi-piece awning, so the multiplicity of parts and minimal, and often vague instructions and photos made the installation process difficult initially. I worked with a neighbor to attach the frame to my house and together we worked through a bit of trial and error to get started on the assembly process. After a couple hours, we were able to start attaching the actual awning parts. Once we got the hang of installing a few sections, the instructions started to make sense and we assembled parts section by section. In time the process went fairly smoothly to completion.
The awning has been installed for nearly 3 months on our house and works perfectly at deflecting rain off the plant window over which it was installed. This was our intent and hope. It does the job perfectly without blocking much light that is desirable for plants in the window below. The awning is a classic design that my wife and I are very satisfied with and we are delighted that this model was available through General Awnings.com. Thanks for making such a nice variety of products available for customers. Our local stores/outlets did not offer much selection at all. Your company really fills the void for families and buyers looking for a broad selection of awning styles and fair pricing. Thank you for your quality service...... but please do consider a video option to assure customers do install awnings properly for structural safety, beauty and longevity.
Delivery was quick, replacement for bent mounting strip was extremely fast, relatively easy to install and WOW what a difference it makes on the temperature of our sun room now. Hubby wishes we had thought of this earlier. Customer service was absolutely terrific. If anyone asks where we got our awning GeneralAwnings.com will be highly praised and recommended.
I am very pleased with the 48" awning I purchased. This 73 year old lady had no trouble putting it together after reading the directions a couple times, but needed some help from my grandson to attach it to the wall. I would recommend your company.
We are very pleased with the awning we purchased in September from General Awnings. It was delivered as stated but was not as easy to put up as we thought. It took approximately 2-3 hours to assemble and install. It looks wonderful and we are very pleased. We would definitely recommend your company to our family and friends.
The assembly & installation were extremely simple, I hired an outside contractor, and he, along with two assistants, assembled and mounted it. I never even broke a sweat. Once up, we are enjoying it.
The awning looks great. Very sturdy and a quality product. This is the first awning I have installed and it took me about 6 hours.
Thank you for having the AC1000 awnings available. These are the original awnings that my parents had in their 1948 house. The awnings were taken down 10 years ago and the replacement ones never looked right. The house had been totally redone and the only issue was the awnings. My nephew put up the new retro AC1000 and the house looks great. Thank you for doing custom special orders.
I'm very pleased with the awning. It was simple to install and functions properly in channeling rainwater away from our side-entry door. Additionally, it is the perfect architectural effect we needed for the tall brick wall on that side of the house.
Wasn't a big challenge putting together and I only needed a couple of friends to hoist it while I screwed it in. I painted the door red and it transformed the back of a boring cement building. All my students love it!!
A.T., New York
The awning has been a very nice addition to our new home. It looks great and it is serving the purpose of protecting the entrance of our new home. The quality and craftsmanship is great.
The service was excellent. It was easy to figure out what I needed because your instructions are very clear. It shipped in time and was installed with no difficulty. It was the last thing to be done on this fire damaged home, and they were anxious to get moved in. I would highly recommend General Awnings to anyone. Thank you for making a potential issue a breeze.
The awning we purchased from you arrived in a timely manner and was easy to install. It was purchased for a rental that is in a historical area and it definitely adds flair to a side entry. Good quality for the price.