Sunbrella Awning Guarantee FAQ’s
Q. The fabric on my (umbrella, cushion, awning, boat cover, etc.) has faded. Who do I contact?
A. Sunbrella is normally a component of an end product such as a cushion or an umbrella canopy. For warranty service, please contact the dealer or retailer from whom you purchased the end product.
Q. Does the warranty cover mildew?
A. If your Sunbrella fabric has mildew or mold, it can be removed easily with helpful hints from our cleaning page. Mildew grows on dirt, pollen and other organic matter, so simple routine cleanings will prevent mildew from forming.
The Advantages of the Retractable Awning
A retractable awning uses a powered or manual winch to retract or deploy your awning quickly and easily. Retractable awnings offer the shelter of a traditional awning with the flexibility to remove the awning when not in use.
Let the Sun Shine In (Or Don't)
Retractable awnings provide you with unlimited flexibility. Unlike a pergola or fixed awning, you can set out or withdraw a retractable awning at any time. That makes these awnings perfect for stargazing or sunbathing one moment, then eating in the shade or dodging a rain shower the next.
It Only Takes a Minute
Retractable awnings can be rolled out or put away in just a few minutes. The quick and easy process means that you'll be more likely to use your awning and, more importantly, that you'll be more likely to put it away when you're done.
Window awnings a great way to save energy
Window awnings can reduce solar heat gain in the summer by up to 65% on south-facing windows and 77% on west-facing windows. You can use an awning to shade one window or have an awning custom-made to shade the entire side of your house.
In the past, most awnings were made of metal or canvas, which need to be re-covered every five to seven years. Today, awnings are made from synthetic fabrics such as acrylic and polyvinyl laminates that are water-repellent and treated to resist mildew and fading. Whatever the fabric, you should choose one that is opaque and tightly woven. A light-colored awning will reflect more sunlight.