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.
Installed awning in April 2016. Exactly the product we desired for protection from sun and rain on the west side of home. In early October the awning withstood a class 3 hurricane (Mathew) on the east coastline of Florida, a block from the beach, for 8 hours as the storm passed. No damage at all.
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.
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.
This is a lovely Masterpiece Awning that I have received. Very easy to set up using the instructional pamphlet provided. Shipped and received in a timely manner as promised by General Awning Co. I've also gotten compliments from some passers-by on the look of this piece.
I would definitely recommend the Awning company to anyone that is looking for good looking and durable awning. I would rate this Awning company and the awning that I have received (5 stars).
Thank you and Best Regards General Awning,
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.