The Awning Place
246 East Main Street
Clinton, CT 06413
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Whether it was using a tree or a tarp fashioned from straw, the awning, in even it’s most primitive form has been protecting man from the harmful rays of the sun for literally thousands of years.
From marketplaces to palaces to even protecting the livestock, the awning was not only fashionable, but also very functional. Of course technology has advanced significantly since those early days of wooden poles and straw mats to extruded aluminum, acrylic and even kevlar.
While the concept of using awnings for protection is nothing new, how we achieve it today is a very modern necessity. Canvas awnings, up until 20 years ago had a lifespan of maybe 5 years (with special care). Today, by using acrylic, our customers average fabric lifespan is 15-20 years! And with a 10 year warranty, covering rot, mildew, fading & water repellant, adding an awning to your home is a sound investment.
What are some benefits of having an awning, or two...or three?
In 2007 the University of Minnesota conducted a nationwide study to measure the cost cutting affects awnings have on residential power bills. New England residents saved an average of 24% in cooling costs. In some cases savings were as high as 33%!
The concept is actually pretty simple… cut off the light, and you will cut out the heat. Adding awnings, especially on Western or Southern exposed windows of your home, will greatly reduce the amount of heat your air conditioner is constantly fighting.
- Reduce indoor temperatures by as much as 20˚
- Reduce direct sun window heat gain, up to 70%
- New England Residents cut cooling costs by as much as 33%
And we all know the damaging affects the sun can have on your home and health; from faded or dried out furniture to premature aging, or even worse, skin cancer. Which is why awnings using sunbrella fabric are recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation.
Why choose The Awning Place for one's shading needs?
The choice is very simple… Awning Place is synonymous with quality & service. Founded in 1988, we have grown to become the premier awning company in Southern New England. We didn’t do it by product alone; fast, courteous, convenient service & a commitment to you the customer at all times, not only brought us here, but has kept us on top for over 25 years.
Our commitment to quality starts with choosing the best products & materials and we follow that with the best service. All awnings purchased from the Awning Place are installed by our factory trained technicians. By doing this, we not only control the quality & safety of the install, but also ensure that it’s done right the first time.
Awning Place Inc. manufacturer’s warrantees are the most comprehensive within the awning industry. Those warrantees are always extended to our customers but we also include five years of labor, serviced by our factory trained technicians.
Please visit our website or give us a call at: 860-552-4032 to recieve more information on how to choose the best shading solution for your home or place of business.