For 18 years, I would get rained on and wet whenever I came to work in bad weather. The water would pour off the roof onto me while fumbling with the door keys. Not any more! I thought General Awnings offered the most of everything in awnings. It even matched the color of our building! We love it and wished we had bought it a lot sooner.
The Series 2500A Door Canopies that I ordered were delivered very quickly and were extremely easy to install. My wife and I installed two identical awnings in about 5 hours total. And they look great. The canopies cover the entire 4' x 4' landing and will be a welcome addition during the winter rains.
I like this awning......I had someone put it up right away and I don't believe they had any problems doing it. It's a bit more modern looking than a great many I've seen - it looks lighter and simpler. It protects my dogs from waiting in the rain to get back in and it protects me from stepping on ice right in front of my door. It has a nice shield to keep the water from running down the front.
Be careful and measure enough width and depth so that the wind does not defeat your purpose! It arrived within the time period given in a rolled up package. I recommend this to anyone who wants a more modern looking shelter over your door.......Thank you!
V.W., North Carolina
We love our awning. It serves our purpose well. However--it did take us a little while to figure how to connect everything but maybe it's because we are both 81 years old and the old fingers don't work like they used to. If we can do it anyone can.
We were not sure how it would look but after we put it up over the deck double doors it simply finished off the look of the back of the house. It actually looked like it should have been there all the time. It completed and complemented the deck doors and roof. We are very pleased with our door canopy and would recommend one to anyone who needs one. It blocked some of the sky view and thus light from that room but we have well adjusted to that. The benefits highly outweigh any nonbenefit. Thanks for being there. We are very happy with our new awning!
I found the Door Canopy awning that I ordered from General Awnings was exactly as advertised. It arrived in good condition, was of good quality, and easy to install above an exterior door. The ability to customize the style and both dimensions of the awning is a great feature.
I wanted this awning because in Florida all exterior doors open in. This leaves the doors vulnerable to being pushed open by the local black bears that live with those of us in the rural areas. I have installed steel security doors in front of the exterior doors to protect them. This works well except it requires you to unlock 2 sets of doors to enter the house. During the rainy season you will get wet in the process of getting both doors open. This awning provides the shelter needed for us while we are unlocking both doors.
Although most people won't have an animal problem, I would recommend this awning as added protection for exterior doors and for visitors who otherwise would have to stand in the rain while you respond to the door bell.
We have been very happy with our awning. We have a stilt house in the Florida Keys and needed some protection over a spiral staircase. The awning has worked out nicely.
We love the awning we purchased from your company. The instructions for installation were very easy to understand. The awning was exactly what we wanted and looks beautiful. Too bad we were off by an inch when placing them! Thank you for a wonderful product!!
I had looked into the local Lowe's and Home Depot when I first thought about getting an awning for my back porch. However I wanted to cover the entire porch and nothing the local stores carried even came close to what I needed. So I turned to online options and although I found several websites that carried awnings, General Awnings was one of the few that allowed me to customize. I was able to choose the color and size I desired. I found the time frame promised for construction and delivery to be very reasonable and they were met with no problems. My handyman was able to install the awning easily and I was very pleased with how it looked.
However it was when Hurricane Isaac passed through the Baton Rouge area recently that I got to see how well the awning stood up under pressure. We had 65-85mph winds and although there was a lot of noise and I wasn't sure if it would hold up or not, after the three days of high winds and rain were over the awning was still there and when my handyman came to inspect things a couple of days later, he told me that there was not even a loose screw that needed to be tightened. Overall I'm very pleased with my awning and would recommend General Awnings to anyone considering them.
It arrived when you said it would. The directions were easy to follow and I put it up in about 2 hours. Thanks for an excellent product and quality service.
We have been very happy with both the service from General Awnings when we call and the quality and ease of installation of the canopy that we ordered. This is our third canopy (twice hit by delivery trucks in our drive-thru lane), so installation gets easier each time. :) We use the canopy directly over our drive-thru window so that on rainy or snowy days our customers don't regret stopping for their daily coffee. The canopy looks great and serves the exact purpose that we had hoped. We are very satisfied and would definitely order again.
I thought I'd share my experience installing the 2500A Series Door Canopy. Installing the 2500A Series Door Canopy was quite easy. A little tricky getting the awning into the edge channels, but overall the installation went well. It took 2 of us about 2 hours from opening the box to complete installation. Not too bad despite the fact that the house was built in 1922, and the walls are rough stucco. Looks pretty nice if I do say so myself.
M.B., North Dakota
Thank you so much for accommodating our situation; you were a real life saver and if we should ever need another awning for a job we will certainly get it from you. Thanks again.
S.R., New York
We received the order. FYI, It was very easy to assemble and install. It really looks good on this old house. Thank you for having such a nice selection to choose from and at a reasonable price.
I found the 2500a awning to be very user friendly. It was the first one I have installed. It was packed well. The instructions were very good and I had no trouble installing it. I will not hesitate to recommend them to my clients in the future.
I am completely satisfied with the new canopy. It covers areas left uncovered by the old one. The new canopy will protect the steps from ice and the outdoor lights from damage from ice coming off the roof.
Just had to tell you; over last year, I've bought 3 150$ awnings. Gray and black may seem odd, but it worked wonders for this faded, old gray siding. Neighbors didn't know my house was gray! If I get more funds; I'll order 3 more! Thanks so much.
I must say that the awning I purchased for my home was so easy to assemble at such an affordable price! It looks great on my small home, and it's a great Do It Yourself project for a first time home buyer like myself. Thanks for the great product!
The 2500A came in the perfect color combination and size for an odd size door. It arrived at the time quoted and was packaged good enough to avoid shipping damage. Assembly following the instruction sheet went smoothly. The mounting system is very strong and works perfectly. We are very happy with our awning and will probably buy more in the future.
B.T., New Jersey
The awning I bought was easy to install and works great for keeping the rain off me when I use the side door. The best purchase I made in a long time.
I thought the product was great. It was exactly what I expected. It wasn't quite as easy as I thought it would be to assemble but I was able to do it without much effort. The awning is holding up very well and looks great. I'll be ordering again for some outside doors.