Winter weather is something we're all too familiar with in the Erie region. Harsh winds, precipitation, ice, and heavy snow accumulation can all take a toll on canvas awnings. Awning removal services by Al's Awning Shop are available to home and business owners as far as Jamestown, New York, and Titusville, Pennsylvania to help keep your awning safe and looking beautiful year after year.
Generally, the frames for free-standing stationary awnings stay up all year round and the fabric is removed to avoid heavy loads of snow. We provide awning storage services in our climate-controlled facility. After winter is over, we will then properly reinstall the awnings back in place for you. When working with Al's Awning Shop, you can be sure to have the best quality customer service around.
There are several styles of seasonal awnings that typically require removal and storing during winter. By taking down your awnings and storing them properly, you can extend their life as well as allow the sun to heat up your home naturally! The staff at Al's Awning Shop can help take down, store and put up your awnings, curtains, or canopies when spring arrives.
Reach out today to schedule your awning removal service appointment. We schedule awning removal services by neighborhood, so keep an eye on your email or mailbox to be notified of when your neighborhood will be serviced!
Why is it important to have an awning taken down for the winter?
Removing your awning in the winter is incredibly important as it ensures that your canopy will not be damaged by snow, ice or wind. To leave an awning up all year is to expose it to the harsh elements that can cause canopy rips or tears. Having an awning removed for the winter keeps your awning clean and in good condition so you can enjoy it year after year.
How far in advance should I schedule my awning removal service appointment?
Al's Awning Shop services thousands of awnings around the Erie area, so it is important to schedule your awning removal appointment in advance. Once mid-July hits, we start scheduling these appointments. This ensures that each and every customer who needs to have their awning taken down can be booked before it starts to snow.
When should an awning be taken down?
Awnings should be taken down in the fall, before it starts snowing. Snow accumulation can begin in the Great Lakes region as early as the first week of October, so it is important to make sure you plan ahead to have your awning removed.
Awnings can be reinstalled come spring when the snow has melted and is not expected to fall again.
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Should I take down my awning by myself?
While it is possible to remove an awning on your own, we recommend that you leave it to the professionals — especially if you are elderly, expecting a child, or have a health condition. Awnings are heavy which means it can be hard to manage. By taking down the awning yourself, you risk damaging the canvas or frame or hurting yourself by not knowing the proper technique.
Can you repair my awning while it is in storage?
Yes! Al's Awning Shop can do awning repairs all winter. Once you have your awning removed and brought to storage, you can rest assured that our technicians and sewers will treat it well and do the necessary repairs so it is ready to go come spring.
To be sure that our team knows that your awning requires a repair, please call Al's Awning Shop. We will schedule your removal and quote out our repair.
Don't see your question answered in our FAQs? Send us a message! We pride our staff in being truly knowledgeable about all types of awnings and are happy to help you figure out the best type of awning for your home or business.