Awnings by Design NW - We've Got You Covered!
Frequently Asked Questions about Patio Covers, Awnings, Solar Screens & Shades
Seattle, Bellevue, Renton, Snohomish and the Greater Puget Sound
What areas does your company serve?
We serve all of the greater Puget Sound area – King County, Snohomish County, Pierce County, Kitsap County, and Island County.
How soon will my project be complete?
Since these products are custom made, it takes approximately about 4-6 weeks from date of order to installation.
Who installs your products?
We use our own team of well-trained, experienced & dedicated professional installers. No contract installers.
What is the installation process?
Our team of dedicated professionals is responsible for the entire install from start to finish. They will arrive at your location at the indicated time, install the product(s), and perform any necessary electrical service.
How are your products operated?
Our products are offered motorized with remote or manual operation with a hand crank.
What type(s) of motorization do you use?
We use Somfy motors in all products. Somfy is the industry leader.
What are the primary benefits of solar screens?
Our screens stop 80 to 90% of heat and UV rays. This in turn stops solar heat gain and fading. Solar screens also protect against harmful UV rays.
What type of aluminum is used in your products?
All our products are powder coated aluminum with stainless-steel fittings. There are no galvanized components because galvanized components will rust.
What type(s) of fabric are standard for your awnings & solar screens?
We use Sunbrella fabric for awnings and Mermet for screens. Both of these products are leaders in our industry.
How much wind can your awnings stand?
Steady winds of up to 25 MPH are acceptable (automatic wind sensor retractors are available for motorized units).
How do your products stand up in the weather that we have in the Pacific Northwest?
Our products are of the highest quality in the industry and designed and built to withstand the Pacific Northwest rain and sun and snow conditions.
How do you clean an awning?
Use a soft bristled brush, warm water (less than 100 degrees F), and a natural soap solution (i.e., Ivory liquid or Murphy's Oil Soap).