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The Benefits Of Awnings

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What are the benefits of outdoor awnings & shade structures?

Whether you’re dealing with your home or your business, a reliable awning or covering is a great addition. Not only does it improve comfort, but it also boosts appearance, protects furnishings, and can even help lower energy costs. If you’re looking for a new awning or covering, or just want to update an existing one, the experts at Van Nuys Awning Co.® can help improve any property. Our professional awnings, canopies, cabanas, carports, drapes and more will add style and elegance to your home or business. If you have any questions about our company or would like a free estimate feel free to Contact us!

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Benefits Of Awnings, Canopies & Coverings

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There are many advantages of getting a custom awning, canopy, or cabana at your property. Coverings on a house or business have been proven to cut energy costs, especially during the hotter months. They provide natural shade, meaning you can give the air conditioner a break. But if you do need to turn on the AC, awnings can help air conditioners run more efficiently. You can take up to 25 percent off of your air conditioning bill when you get an awning installed. The American Society of Heating and Air Conditioner Engineers say that awnings can reduce heat gain by 55 to 65 percent on southern facing windows and 72 to 77 percent on western facing ones. This can help lower indoor temperatures up to 15 degrees. Talk about a cool investment!

Coverings also reduce the amount of sun exposure through windows, while also mitigating rain damage from harsh or continual downpour. Not only does this help keep the temperature nice and cool, it helps keep your furniture, art, and walls from getting sun damage from the harsh ultra violet rays.

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When you aren’t inside, any of our coverings will allow you to entertain parties all night long under the protection of our custom awning, cabana, or canopy. You can protect a certain area, like a playground or pool beds, or you can cover your entire storefront or backyard. This can also add the additional perk of protecting any outside furniture you may have under your awning, such as a deck or patio furniture.

All of our outdoor awnings and canopies use fabrics that are made by Sunbrella®, environmentally friendly fabrics that are proven to stand the test of time and nature. All Sunbrella fabrics block up to 98% of the sun’s harmful rays and have been given the Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation. Rigorously tested, Sunbrella’s fabrics have proven to provide maximum UV protection while also efficient in not trapping heat or moisture, so they won’t make things hotter at your house or business.

Whether you get a set of our beautiful drapes, custom patio furniture pad cushions, or a walkway awning for your business, you know you’ll be in good hands with the Van Nuys Awning Co. All of our products are guaranteed to last for years under all kinds of conditions. Learn more about the Van Nuys Awning Co. and how we’ve serviced the Van Nuys area for more than 100 years. View some of our previous installations in our gallery, or contact us by filling out your information below.

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Benefits Of Custom Residential Awnings

Custom awnings and sun shades from the Van Nuys Awning Co. will do wonders for your home. As we said before, a custom canopy, sun shade, or awning from Van Nuys can help lower your energy bill by reducing heat gain up to 77 percent. That means your home stays nice and cool even when the sun is beating down. You’ll also be able to save money by not having to run your air conditioner as often as you normally would. Not only that, but a custom awning can help stop sun damage that causes your furniture and other parts of your house to fade in color. With custom outdoor solutions from Van Nuys, you’ll save money, help keep your family nice and cool, and can even help your furniture and other features of your home retain their color.

Custom residential outdoor solutions from the Van Nuys Awning Co. can do even more for your house though. Not only are our awnings and sun shades incredibly efficient, but they also look positively amazing. All of our awnings, no matter if you’re getting a retractable awning on the side of your house or a custom deck awning for your entire backyard, are designed to fit perfectly in the space you have.

You can completely customize your retractable awning, carport awning, canopy, or any of our other outdoor solutions exactly how you’d like it. You pick the materials, fabrics, and any accessories you’d like to add, such as retractable sun shades or a motor for your retractable awning. You can even choose special features, like fire-resistant fabrics and custom powder coatings. Not only will your custom awning help cool off your home, but it will also look amazing no matter where you put it. Contact the Van Nuys Awning Co. today to get started on your outdoor awning with a free quote.

Residential Outdoor Solutions We Provide:

  • Metal awnings
  • Canopies
  • Carport awnings
  • Patio shades
  • Custom outdoor pad cushions
  • Slide on wire awnings
  • Custom umbrellas
  • And more!

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Benefits Of Custom Commercial Awnings

A custom business awning from the Van Nuys Awning Co. will provide numerous benefits for your company that you may not have even realized. For instance, when you get a walkway awning, storefront awning, patio cover, or any of our other outdoor solutions for your company, you’ll be adding valuable marketing and brand awareness to your establishment. Here at Van Nuys, you can completely customize your outdoor solutions to your exact needs. You choose the colors, fabrics, shapes, and you can even add graphics and logos to let people know where your business is. On top of this, your custom awning will stand out, helping drive more business to your establishment.

Perfect for restaurants, retail storefronts, pool areas, and more, our outdoor solutions add aesthetics and efficiency to any business. Custom sun shades and awnings from Van Nuys help reduce sun exposure no matter where you install them. Over windows and storefronts, storefront awnings will help keep your business nice and cool during the warmer months. They can also help reduce sun damage to your products located next to windows. Retractable awnings, canopies, and drapes will block the sun’s rays, reducing heat gain in your establishment and helping you save money on energy costs. Cabanas, custom umbrellas, and patio covers will help block harmful UV rays, which will keep your customers happy and cool even on hot sunny days.

Customizable outdoor solutions from the Van Nuys Awning Co. will help your company stand out from the competition and will drive even more business to your establishment. If you’re looking for something that will benefit your company for decades, then a custom commercial awning from Van Nuys is perfect for your business. Contact us today to learn more and to get your free quote.

Commercial Outdoor Solutions We Provide:

  • Pool cabanas
  • Outdoor awnings
  • Storefront/window awnings
  • Walkway awnings
  • Sun shade sail panels
  • Fabric covers
  • Dome awnings
  • And more!

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Benefits Of Custom Mobile Awnings

Do you enjoy spending time outdoors with friends and family? Like to go camping in your family RV, but hate it when things, like the sun, the elements, or bugs, do their best to ruin your good time outdoors? A custom RV awning from the Van Nuys Awning Co. will help you, your family, and everyone in your party have a great time while you’re camping or just enjoying nature. We can customize your retractable RV awning to fit your vehicle perfectly. You can pick what kind of awning you get, such as a retractable awning, a retractable sun shade, and more. Choose the colors and patterns of your fabrics, and even add accessories, like a retractable awning motor or mosquito nets.

With 100-percent UV protectant fabrics, you’ll be able to sit out any time of day and not worry about getting sunburned while under a custom retractable awning from Van Nuys. Our custom-made fabrics and materials are also weatherproof and highly durable, making them perfect for use in the outdoors. And the best part about our RV awnings? They’re easy to extend and retract whether you get a manual or motorized awning. When you’re ready to have fun outside, just extend your custom awning and enjoy the day. Then, when the party’s done, simply retract your awning to keep it safe while you drive.

Here at the Van Nuys Awning Co., we can also do truck awnings and covers for tour vehicles, retractable awnings for mobile home, and custom-made retractable sun shades for all kinds of vehicles. Get a custom RV awning, truck awning, or mobile home awning from the best awning company in the Los Angeles area at the Van Nuys Awning Co. Contact us today to get started on your custom project.

Mobile Outdoor Solutions We Provide:

  • Truck covers
  • Roll shades
  • Metal retractable awnings
  • Sun shades
  • RV awnings
  • Mobile home awnings
  • Drapes and drop-rolls for RVs
  • And more!

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Our Materials

One of the biggest features that sets awnings made by the Van Nuys Awning Co. apart from the competition is the high-quality materials and fabrics we use for all of our custom-made outdoor solutions. We partner with some of the best companies that provide us with the best materials. Here at the Van Nuys Awning Co., we have in-house designers and production managers that are dedicated to making high-quality, custom outdoor solutions just for you. Keep scrolling to see some of the great companies we partner with here at Van Nuys and get some ideas on what you’d like for your next custom outdoor awning or sun shade.

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One of the highest quality outdoor fabrics on the market today, Sunbrella offers some of the best materials we use for our custom awnings and sun shades. As one of the best means of UV protection for all outdoor fabrics, Sunbrella was awarded the “Seal of Recommendation” from The Skin Cancer Foundation, which is the sole organization that deals with the education and prevention of skin cancers all around the world. Our most popular fabric for our retractable awnings, sun shades, and patio shades, Sunbrella fabrics are resistant to water, fading, and even rot.

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One of the biggest benefits of getting an awning from Van Nuys is our high-quality structures. One of the reasons our outdoor solutions are so durable and weatherproof is because we use materials like Gatorshield. Gatorshield is high-strength galvanized steel tubing that’s corrosion-resistant, thanks to a patented Flo-Coat process. This process makes each awning made with Gatorshield protected against rust and corrosion, helping your awning last for years on end with just a little bit of regular maintenance. Perfect for inland and beachfront properties, we’re proud to use Gatorshield steel tubing for our metal awnings.

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Unfortunately, here in California, we have to worry about fires due to our dry, arid climate. But with Firesist fabrics on your awnings, you’ll get peace of mind knowing that you’ve used one of the best fire-resistant outdoor fabrics on your custom-made canopy, awning, or cabana. Perfect for commercial canopies and awnings of all kinds, Firesist meets some of the strictest fire rating requirements required for all commercial awnings. With a flame-retardant coating, Firesist fabrics are also UV-resistant, making them one of the best choices for restaurant patio covers and pool side cabanas.

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Expert Somfy®

If you’re looking at getting a custom retractable awning from Van Nuys, but don’t want to deal with cranking your awning open and closed every time, then the experts at Somfy motors have the perfect awning solutions for you. As one of the world’s leading manufacturers in high-quality awning motors and products that are designed to help make living even easier, Somfy offers dependable products that are perfect additions to awnings of all varieties. Choose between an automatic, remote, sensor, or manual motor to add to your custom awning, all of which are designed to help make your life easier and your outdoor area even more enjoyable.

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These are just a few of the great products we offer here at the Van Nuys Awning Co. Visit our materials page to see all of the great brands and materials we use, or contact us today to answer any questions you have about our company or our materials.

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Our Locations

The Van Nuys Awning Co. has been serving Van Nuys and the greater Los Angeles area for more than 100 years. In that time, we’ve established ourselves as the best awning company in Los Angeles, providing world-class outdoor solutions for residential, commercial, and industrial clients. Unlike our competitors, we offer in-house design and production, so your custom project will never be outsourced or bounced around to several different agencies. With our master designers and craftsmen, we’ll make the awning or sun shade you’ve been waiting for. See below for some of the locations we serve, or contact Van Nuys today to answer any questions.

Van Nuys

Our family-owned company started in Van Nuys more than 100 years ago, offering some of the best outdoor solutions to companies and people alike. Today, we still design and build custom outdoor solutions to the great people of Van Nuys, but now we offer countless options to help make you the perfect awning, canopy, or sun shade. If you’re in need of a new, custom awning in Van Nuys, or you need help repairing the one you already have, the Van Nuys Awning Co. is ready to help you.

Lake Balboa

Right outside of Van Nuys is the city of Lake Balboa. Filled with natural beauty and open spaces, Lake Balboa has several parks and preserves that every Los Angeleno should visit. Residents and businesses alike can take advantage of custom outdoor solutions from the best awning company in Los Angeles, the Van Nuys Awning Co.

North Hills

Originally an agricultural community, North Hills is a suburb of the greater Los Angeles area. Close to tourist attractions like Universal Studios and the world famous Hollywood sign, those who call North Hills home see a lot people come in day in and day out. Help your business or home stand out in a crowded market with a custom awning or sun shade from the Van Nuys Awning. Co.

Panorama City

With the highest population density in the Valley and a younger age range, Panorama City is one of the busiest suburbs of the greater Los Angeles area. Add value and attention to your property in a highly competitive market with custom outdoor solutions from the Van Nuys Awning Co.

Sherman Oaks

Perfect for families looking for suburban comfort, Sherman Oaks has the perfect mixture of open space and commercial presence to allow for the perfect environment for both residents and business. Add value to your home or help create brand awareness for your company with custom outdoor awnings from Van Nuys.

Valley Glen

Once part of Van Nuys and North Hollywood, Valley Glen officially became its own city in 2004. Close to natural attractions like the Great Wall of Los Angeles, The Japanese Garden, and the Hollywood Sign, those who own property in Valley Glen can use a little help standing out. Get help with a custom awning from the Van Nuys Awning Co.

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No matter where in the Los Angeles area your property is, the Van Nuys Awning Co. can design and build the outdoor awning, sun shade, cabana, or canopy of your dreams. Contact the Van Nuys Awning Co. today to get started on your custom project with a free quote today.



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