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Solair Retractable Awning FAQ


Does a Solair awning really make it cooler on my deck or patio?

  • Yes. Up to 20 degrees cooler in fact. It can also lower the inside temperature of your home by as much as 15 degrees. That could save you up to 60% on the cooling portion of your energy bill.

awning.jpgWhy choose a retractable awning over a permanent structure?

  • Retractable awnings are perfect for homeowners who are looking to extend their living area while maintaining flexibility. At the touch of a button, you can extend or retract a Solair awning, allowing you to enjoy your outdoor space however you desire – covered or uncovered. This is a level of flexibility and ease that a screen porch or sunroom can’t deliver.

How long can I expect a Solair awning to last?

  • All Solair awnings are constructed with high-quality components, so you can rest assured that they’ll perform beautifully for years to come. And if any problem should arise, Solair has you covered with a 5- to 10-year warranty on all products.

How much does a retractable awning cost?

  • Solair awnings range from $2,000 up to $7,000, depending on your specific needs and wants. With Solair, you can expect a fair price and a good value.

What happens to a Solair awning when the wind blows?

  • A light breeze is of no concern. The awning might bounce or sway, but this will have no effect on the awning’s long-term performance. If you live in an area where sustained winds of 20 MPH are common, we would highly recommend a wind sensor. When paired with your Solair awning’s motor, it will automatically retract the awning when it detects potentially damaging winds.

Can an awning be left out in the rain?

  • Ideally, no. Light rain will not affect your awning’s performance, but when water starts to pool on top of the fabric, it can cause damage. We recommend keeping your awning retracted when severe weather is looming. If your awning does get wet, the fabric should be allowed to dry before storing for an extended period of time.

Measuring Guide for Your Retractable Awning

awning.png1) You’ll need to have an estimated size of your ideal shade footprint and provide that information to your sales consultant.

A. Shade footprint width

B. Shade Footprint Depth

2) An awning cannot be mounted lower than 8’5″ off the ground. If you do not have enough clearance, a soffit or roof mount will need to be considered.

C. Minimum mounting height on home

3) An awning will require between 8″ and 12″ of space to be mounted to your wall. If you do not have enough space, a soffit or roof mount will need to be considered.

D. Minimum wall space needed to mount awning 


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