7 Frequently Asked Questions about Awnings Answered

awning factsAwnings have been used for centuries to provide shade and shelter from the elements. Awnings are a great way to improve the look of your home, and they can also provide some protection from the rain and sun.

In this article, we will answer 10 frequently asked questions about awnings. We will cover everything from how awnings are attached to your home to how long they last. So, if you’re considering purchasing an awning for your home, be sure to read this blog post!


1. How Will the Awning Be Attached to My Home?

Most awnings are attached to the side of the house with brackets. The awning is then secured to the brackets with screws. There is no need for welding—the brackets, which are made from powder-coated aluminum, are durable, non-rusting, and easy to install by homeowners. See our installation guide here.

2. How Do I Know What Size Awning to Buy?

The size of the awning will depend on the size of the window or door that you want to cover. Awnings come in a variety of sizes, so be sure to measure the window or door before you purchase an awning.

3. Are Awnings Waterproof?

Yes, our awnings are waterproof. They are made out of superior-quality solid, UV-protected, polycarbonate material.

4. How Far Out Can an Awning Go?

Most awnings can extend up to five feet from the side of the house. Awnings that are attached to the roof can extend further, but this is less common. We offer awnings that are 40 inches in width all the way up to 144 inches in width, with projections between 40 inches and 60 inches.

5. How Many Years Do Awnings Last?

Our awnings can last for decades. Since they are made from high-quality materials like polycarbonate, they are extremely strong and can withstand the elements. Due to their high impact resistance, they are highly unbreakable.

6. How Do I Keep My Awning Clean?

To keep your awning looking its best, be sure to clean it regularly. Awnings can be cleaned with soap and water, or they can be pressure washed. Be sure to follow the care instructions to avoid damaging the awning.

7. Can I Install an Awning Myself?

Awnings can be installed by a professional, or they can be installed by the homeowner. Our awnings are easy to install by homeowners and require very little tools and expertise. See our installation guide here.

Contact Canada Plastics & Belting Inc. for Polycarbonate Awnings for Windows and Doors

If you are interested in learning more about awnings for windows and doors, Canada Plastics & Belting Inc. is your go-to supplier. Located in Canada, we are one of the leading polycarbonate sheet suppliers in North America. The sleek powder-coated aluminum frame consists of rust-resistant aluminum alloy front and back fixing bars. Our awnings are made from industrial-grade materials and add a touch of elegance to your outdoor space. Contact us today to learn more about our products or to place an order.