Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HIO2 Excellent product | Installed on vinyl siding
I was looking to have awning installed above my patio door. I had an idea of what I wanted - when I saw this product I knew this was exactly what I had in mind.
2 people spent around 4 hours installing it.
We did installation over vinyl siding. We needed to estimate length of bolts to be used, taking into account thickness of exterior insulation, sheeting etc.
Instructions (pictorial) could have a bit more hints and guidance. For example, when we could not pull a seal through profile due to friction we had to use soapy water and that did the trick.
Overall, we are very happy with results.
February 21, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mooremedia Looks good, works well, installation headache
If you like the modern look, the design of this awning is sure to please. After install, it rained later that day, so can attest that the water run off works as advertised (it flows off each corner) - but that in itself can be a negative if approaching from the side.
The hardware (screws) are junk. Your screw gun will strip them, so watch out.
Installation is tough if not impossible for one person, so you'll need a helper when it comes to mounting the 8ft x 4ft plexiglass sheet on the top. Reaching over the plexiglass to screw in the middle mount points requires leaning over the plexiglass to make the full reach, and you'll end up scratching it somewhat. But that's probably going to happen to that surface over time anyway (with leaves, sticks and twigs in a wind storm for example . . . . )
You may experience some real hassles if you're unable to definitively align the mounting point to wood studs behind the outer surface of your exterior wall. For stucco, the anchors provided are out of the question. I mounted a 2x8 ledger board to studs, then mounted the awning to that instead. Extra work. Like I say, installation is a headache. Proceed with proper attitude and caution :)
December 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by diy101 Quality Product - Just What Was Needed
I have been looking for an awning solution that would serve the purpose of preventing snow/ice build up behind my outside split unit heat pumps so they could work properly to heat my home in the Winter and allow them to not overheat in the summer while air conditioning my home. This product came in the width and depth I needed to do just that, plus is attractive so it is not an eyesore.
Another requirement was to be easily modified to cutout a section for some piping and downspouts that were on the side of my house just behind the split units.
The awning maker customer service was quick in responding to my question on how to cut out the section I needed.for mounting the awning against the house.while properly covering my HVAC split units. They came back stating all I needed was a utility knife to cut the clear awning part. This is not to say the material is flimsy, it is how you make a score mark in Polycarbonate. I did a search on the internet for how to do this. As the section I wanted to cut out was not an end piece, I wound up using a jig saw. Worked perfectly,. See image.
The mounting instructions are pictorial and with great detail. The mounting brackets are heavy and look like they are powder coated. Be sure to secure firmly against your wall. Once mounted, and all parts are assembled, it is very rigid and secure, One other feature I like is it is designed to have the rain water diverted to the side, not drip straight off the front. I am sure it will serve its function for many years (if not decades!). Do not hesitate to purchase, well worth the price.
June 2, 2015