Saturday, December 17, 2011

Wishing you Joys of the Season from Awnings Unlimited

Awnings Unlimited is open all throughout December, and here to assist you with your awning or patio needs.

If you’re thinking of setting up an outdoor area to enjoy hot cocoa and spend time with friends around your mini-outdoor-fireplace, you may want an awning-covered area to enjoy. Or take time to decorate your existing awning with Christmas lights to have a festive look in your yard.

Awnings Unlimited wishes everyone a happy and healthy holiday season!

Awnings Unlimited specializes in aluminum awnings, aluminum patio covers, acrylic awnings, carports, roll up awnings. Serving White Rock, Surrey, Langley, Cloverdale, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, and more! We offer Free Estimates. See our website for more photos and details: awnings-unlimited.ca

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Extending Your Outdoor Area in Winter: Aluminum Awnings

Winter is upon us, and you may find being indoors so much a little cramped and crowded. The simple solution may be some an outdoor space where you can take shelter during the less-than-favorable winter weather - an aluminum awning or patio cover.

This new extended outdoor patio cover area may be the answer for where to send your kids to play as they get more restless inside.

A small aluminum awning can also help keep your front entranceway cleaner and dryer.

A freestanding aluminum carport cover can be your solution to keeping your car or vehicle free of snow, and better protected.

Most aluminum awnings can be installed in a day!

Awnings Unlimited specializes in aluminum awnings, aluminum patio covers, acrylic awnings, carports, roll up awnings. Serving White Rock, Surrey, Langley, Cloverdale, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, and more! We offer Free Estimates. See our website for more photos and details: awnings-unlimited.ca

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Cover Your Deck or Patio: Use Your Outdoor Space in the fall season

Have you noticed how quickly the end of summer comes every year? Many of us are busy planning for our kids to go back to school, and back to more set schedules.

With the cooler weather, this is an opportune time to think about a roof over your deck/patio area, or an awning, to protect your outdoor patio furniture. An aluminum awning or acrylic awning can extend your living space so that you can continue to BBQ well into the fall, with a cover over your head for protection from the rain.

Awnings can be customized to suit your personal taste. Some people prefer the acrylic, all clear awning, or possibly the all aluminum awning, or a combination of both. Most aluminum awnings are white, however you can choose to have black framework instead. Awnings are sized to fit your exact space, and it’s ideal if it fits seamlessly with you’re the existing contours of your home. An experienced awning company can provide you with the best solution for your home.

Awnings Unlimited specializes in aluminum awnings, aluminum patio covers, acrylic awnings, carports, roll up awnings. Serving White Rock, Surrey, Langley, Cloverdale, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, and more! We offer Free Estimates. See our website for more photos and details: awnings-unlimited.ca

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Enhance or Decorate Your Aluminum Awning

Your aluminum awning or acrylic awning can be enhanced to match your own personal taste and decor. There are many ideas for making it yours and creating an outdoor space that is appealing. Some ideas: string small white lights along hte top areas of the awning to give the awning a friendly glow at night. Hanging plants also look beautiful, and fill in spaces. Lanterns are another great idea for dressing up and personalizing your awning. Something I love is a bird feeder where you can watch the different types of birds come and go while enjoying your backyard.

We would love to hear your ideas for enhancing your awning space!

Awnings Unlimited specializes in aluminum awnings, aluminum patio covers, acrylic awnings, carports, roll up awnings. Serving White Rock, Surrey, Langley, Cloverdale, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, and more! We offer Free Estimates. See our website for more photos and details: awnings-unlimited.ca

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Aluminum and Acrylic Awning: Coverage for Half Shade, Half Light

If you are one of those people who want the best of both worlds: an aluminum awning to provide shade, and coverage on other parts of your deck or patio, but something that allows the light, there is a solution. You can have an awning that is half aluminum, half acrylic material, or skylights.

This is done pretty much the same way as a regular aluminum awning, except instead of having skylights dispersed throughout the awning, you have one solid part with just aluminum, and one solid section with only skylights.

Awnings Unlimited specializes in aluminum awnings, aluminum patio covers, acrylic awnings, carports, roll up awnings. Serving White Rock, Surrey, Langley, Cloverdale, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, and more! We offer Free Estimates. See our website for more photos and details: awnings-unlimited.ca

Sunday, July 17, 2011

When Does an Awning Need I-Beam?

In many cases, aluminum or acrylic awnings require an I-Beam. An I-Beam is particularly needed if your awning will overhang your deck or patio, or you prefer not to have support posts. An I-Beam will also provide additional support for an awning with large projection.

I-Beam is a metal beam which has a profile shaped like an "I", providing structural re-enforcement.

To know for sure whether you will need I-Beam, it is best to ask your experienced awning expert for advice.

Awnings Unlimited specializes in aluminum awnings, aluminum patio covers, acrylic awnings, carports, roll up awnings. Serving White Rock, Surrey, Langley, Cloverdale, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, and more! We offer Free Estimates. See our website for more photos and details: awnings-unlimited.ca

Friday, July 1, 2011

Canada Day Festivities in Your Own Backyard

Happy Canada Day! Are you set to enjoy the outdoor festivities? If you’re thinking of spending more time outdoors this summer in your yard, or perhaps having a ‘staycation’, and investing more in your own home surroundings, it may be time for a deck cover. Covering your deck or patio gives you an extended living space, shelters your home from the heat and extreme light, keeps your home cooler, and provides shelter from the rain so that you can stay outside in wet weather.

You may have thought an aluminum patio cover would not blend with your d├ęcor. There are several ways to make it fit in nicely with your home’s contours. For a more eclectic or antique look, black aluminum can be used in place of white. This makes an attractive addition to an outdoor living space.









Visit our Photo Gallery for more ideas.

Awnings Unlimited specializes in aluminum awnings, aluminum patio covers, acrylic awnings, carports, roll up awnings. Serving White Rock, Surrey, Langley, Cloverdale, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, and more! We offer Free Estimates. See our website for more photos and details: awnings-unlimited.ca

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Deck Covers: Father’s Day and Barbecues

With Father’s Day next weekend, many of us are making plans to celebrate with our families, and often this includes the outdoor BBQ. Plan for sunny weather, but to be safe, it’s great to have a deck cover over our patio or sundeck so that we can BBQ and entertain outside in comfort.

You don’t have to cover your entire deck space – you can always choose to have a partially covered space for versatility.

Make your entertaining easier by enhancing your outdoor space with an area that is sheltered from the rain. This also holds true if we have a scorching hot day – a patio cover will provide some relief from the heat, making your house cooler, and your life more comfortable!

For more patio cover and awning solutions, see our Photo Gallery.

Awnings Unlimited specializes in aluminum awnings, aluminum patio covers, acrylic awnings, carports, roll up awnings. Serving White Rock, Surrey, Langley, Cloverdale, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, and more! We offer Free Estimates. See our website for more photos and details: awnings-unlimited.ca

Friday, June 3, 2011

Outdoor Window Solutions: Roll-Up Aluminum Awnings

As the sun becomes more intense with summer approaching, you may find too much heat or light coming in your windows. A simple solution to this is an aluminum roll-up awning. You can retract these as little or as much as desired, and it is a very simple system.










Roll-up awnings are durable, baked enamel and powder-coated material – built to last! These awnings stay looking new, and are available in a variety of colors.

Aluminum roll-ups also provide additional privacy. These are designed to fit the size of your window, with the projection and drop custom made to the height of your window.

Awnings Unlimited specializes in aluminum awnings, aluminum patio covers, acrylic awnings, carports, roll up awnings. Serving White Rock, Surrey, Langley, Cloverdale, Aldergrove, Abbotsford and more! We offer Free Estimates. See our website for more photos and details: http://www.members.shaw.ca/awnings/

Monday, May 23, 2011

Aluminum Awnings: What Size Awning Do I Need?

The size of your aluminum or acrylic awning will depend on the area you would like to cover.

Most people cover their entire deck or patio, but some want to leave an uncovered area where they have the choice of either being under the awning or not. Really it is a personal choice.

Although you only need an awning to cover to the edge of your deck or patio, some people choose to have the patio cover overhang their deck by about a foot on all sides to keep as much rain as possible off of their deck.

Your own personal choice for area of coverage will determine the size of your awning, and some advice from an awning expert will also be helpful with meeting your requirements.

Most awning companies will provide free estimates, which is helpful with making these decisions.

Awnings Unlimited specializes in aluminum awnings, aluminum patio covers, acrylic awnings, carports, roll up awnings. Serving White Rock, Surrey, Langley, Cloverdale, Aldergrove, Abbotsford and more! We offer Free Estimates. See our website for more photos and details: http://www.members.shaw.ca/awnings/

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Carport: Freestanding Aluminum Awning

Many of us do not have a garage in which to park our cars or possibly a boat – there are other options. A freestanding aluminum awning can be easily installed to create as large a cover as you need. This is an economical and quick way to cover up your valuables.

Awnings Unlimited specializes in aluminum awnings, aluminum patio covers, acrylic awnings, carports, roll up awnings. Serving White Rock, Surrey, Langley, Cloverdale, Aldergrove, Abbotsford and more! See our website for more photos and details: http://www.members.shaw.ca/awnings/

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Dust Off Your Barbecue and Enhance Your Deck with a Patio Cover

It’s that time of the year! The weather is warming up, the sun is out longer, and the ground is drying up. You’re spending more time outside, and pondering how you can improve your yard space, or patio.

This is a great time of year to consider improving your outdoor space, and possibly adding an aluminum awning or patio cover. Awning owners have found they are able to enjoy their deck much more with the addition of an awning. It really creates extended usable home space.

Awnings Unlimited specializes in aluminum awnings, aluminum patio covers, acrylic awnings, carports, roll up awnings. See our website for more photos and details: http://www.members.shaw.ca/awnings/

Monday, January 17, 2011

Quality Aluminum Awnings

Have you ever considered why one company may be less expensive than another when you are looking to purchase an aluminum awning?

There can be many factors for the difference in price, however an important reason could be the quality of the aluminum pans being installed. There are several thicknesses of aluminum pans available for awnings – common thicknesses are .025”, .030”, and .040”. The thicker the pans are, the more durable the awning. The depth of the pans can also be different by 1” for maximum awning projection.

When getting information about an awning, you may want to ask about the thickness of the aluminum pans being quoted.

Awnings Unlimited specializes in aluminum awnings, aluminum patio covers, acrylic awnings, carports, roll up awnings. See our website for more photos and details: http://www.members.shaw.ca/awnings/