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.
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!
The awnings were used over two entry doors on the side of our house and were chosen to coordinate with window awnings on the front of the house that were purchase years ago from a company that is no longer in business. While not a "perfect" match, they are close enough. They were easily assembled and installed by our son, a professional builder. We could have done the job ourselves as we did the front ones except that we are in our seventies and eighties now and don't do ladders. We wanted something to protect us from rain while we unlocked doors and opened and closed umbrellas. Not only do they do the job perfectly, but we feel they add to the aesthetics on the side of the house.
We are more than satisfied with the quality and price and would recommend them to anyone. We are even thinking about adding more in other areas.
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 very pleased with this awning. It is strong, having dealt with Western South Dakota weather from February until October without leaking, breaking, or sagging. We had our usual March snows that were no problem for the awning. The snow just slid off the metal.
I love having it outside my door so I do not get wet opening the door. It is attractive, adding the the house. My sons assembled it and attached it without any problems and all the parts were there. I would recommend your company for product quality and service.
A.R., South Dakota