We had an easy time with the awning. It took us about 3 and a half hours. Considering that we are both in out 70's, not too bad. The directions were very easy to follow. I read the directions and my spouse and a friend did the actual install. The colors are awesome and match up with the colors of our house and trim.
The reason for our purchase is that our bedroom is on the second floor of our house and faces directly west into the afternoon sun. Over the summer it can get really hot. With the awning the room stayed cooler by several degrees. I would recommend General Awnings to anyone who is thinking about buying.
Found the 3500 Series Window Awning surprisingly easy to assemble and to install. Everything went together just as the easy to follow instructions said it would. Very pleased with everything from ordering on line, receiving all items in a timely fashion and with the final installed product. Will use GeneralAwnings.com again and would recommend them to others.
Our opinion is that we totally love the awning. It took about 1.5 hours to put together and install, mainly because I did have to work on a 8' ladder to install it, thus was doing a lot of up and down on that ladder for measuring and setup, before I drilled any holes.
I think the instructions were more than adequate, but I do recall that there were a couple of areas they could have been much clearer. That said, I do not remember which ones in particular at this time. In any event, the quality is superb, we love the appearance from both inside the room and from the outside.
My name is Karen Dunn and Larry, my husband, bought the awning as a birthday gift for me. I had researched companies online and found that your company was able to build the awning to the right specifications for the window. (it's long)
We had the awning put up by a friend, who thought is went together pretty well. It does take 2 people to get the awning in the bracket.
We're happy with the choice and the purchase.
Very happy with this product! I was able to install the 3500 series awning over a large 78" window myself. The awnings have decreased the temperature in that room by 10 degrees Fahrenheit. I will be ordering additional awnings for other windows on my home by next summer!
I was very satisfied with your product and the assembly and installation went smoothly. The delivery was prompt and added instruction upon delivery were followed to the tee. I may be ordering more in the future.
This awning was a great buy. It took 2 people about 90 minutes to assemble and install. I have had a few neighbors ask where I got it already. I like the clean look of it (white on white), seems to be quite durable, and has held up quite well with the few rain storms in the area so far. I am looking forward to seeing how it holds up over the winter months. I will more then likely be ordering another one just like it for another casement style window I have on the house. The reduction of heat was noticeable almost immediately, no more rain on the windows and into the window frame.
The quality was better than I expected. The awning was special ordered as mounting space was limited and it fit like it was supposed to. The strength is good as we have had over 70 inches of snow and winds over 65 miles an hour and it is still like the day I put it up. Well pleased with the product.
C.B., North Dakota
The awning was very easy to install. It looked good after installation. It was of good quality and I was pleased with it in general. I would rate my experience as a 5. I will make one note though. Some of the screw holes did not line up well during assembly. This was not much of a problem and was easy to overcome.
I installed these for my 92 year old aunt after her custom made awnings were damaged in a major hail storm. They were very easy to install and she is well pleased with their appearance. Several people in her neighborhood have made positive comments to her about their looks and I have given ordering information to two of her neighbors.