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.
First, let me say "I love this awning". It was a bit of a struggle to assemble as the instructions and diagrams were not very clear. I assembled and disassembled it several times over the course of about four hours before getting it right. Once it was done, the instructions began to make more sense, so I feel they were written for someone who had a little more experience in this area. I would definitely purchase another awning from you should need arise. The actual installation was quickly and easily done.
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.
The awning arrived in good shape. I would say the overall quality of awning was very good. The instructions/pictures could have been better. Pictures would benefit from being bigger. My son, who is above average ability in home work, was able to deal with the installation. It did require two people at times. The tricky measurement was the space between the awning and the roof eave. We did have to re-position the awning a couple of times to allow for the front door to open all the way. My son commented that some of the hardware/fasteners could have longer/bigger. It did install in one afternoon. Overall I rate my experience as a 4. The real test will be this winter when the snow comes. My goal in getting the awning is to prevent ice build up on the front stoop.
I bought a small over door awning as a replacement for a customer. I am a carpenter.
My experience on your website was actually very good. I compared your prices to one or two other websites and you were lower. But yours had no shipping fees on top of it. That was very good.
Your product worked fine and every bit the same quality as the old one was. Was easy to assemble. The awning was delivered on time. So in my opinion you did everything right.
P.G., Rhode Island
I needed a cover for my front porch and after having estimates from a carpenter I decided to go with an awning. After checking out the big box stores I looked online and found General Awnings. They had a larger selection of sizes and colors with a very responsible price plus free shipping. I was concerned about the quality but after receiving the product I was very pleased.
Took 2 of us to assemble and install in less than 2 hours and looks great. Was a little worried about the rain and winds but not anymore. Had some pretty heavy storms and no problems didn't even hear the rain hitting pounding on the roof. I am very pleased with the awning and am considering some for the windows. Thanks General Awnings for making such a nice and affordable product.