Mistakes When Installing Retractable Awning. When you are excited to use your newly bought retractable awning, remember the next step would be installing it in your landed property. Since it is a huge item, you are going to be prone to committing mistakes. It is normal to commit mistakes but this is one tough task. One small mistake can lead to huge consequences. That is what you don’t want especially if you worked hard to buy the item. It would really hurt when you think you already have it installed but it ended up falling off the next day. When that happens, you have nobody else to blame but yourself. Here are some mistakes you must avoid:
There are two types of awnings, a retractable and a fixed awning. Both of them look alike so there is a chance you will make a mistake and buy the wrong one. The only difference is a fixed stay in place and there is no way you can open and close them. The retractable type is clearly the better choice so better not go for the fixed one. When the weather is cold, you would want to open the awning so you can let some air in. Also, opening the awning means you have the opportunity to water the plants outside without going outdoors to do it. Thus, better decide which type you really want before buying an awning. In addition, a retractable awning improves the looks of your property from the outside.
It won’t do any harm to look at the website of the manufacturer so you can know the proper way of installing the awning. Besides, it won’t take long to know how you are going to properly install the awning. Not only will you get to use all the materials included in the package, but you will also learn something new. If you get used to doing research on your own, you’re going to be motivated to learn new stuff. There is nothing like learning new things each day. It is not like you are going to do a research paper anyway. You are going to do it for the good of your house’s future.
There are times when we forget retractable awnings just because they are too expensive. If you are new in Singapore, better get used to the fact that everything is a tad bit more expensive there. Some manufacturers have a good reason for raising the prices of their products. They most likely used high-quality materials in making their awnings. Yes, this is one of those times when you should not be too conscious about what you spend on the item. Besides, it is an investment that will last a long time if you properly take good care of your awnings.
You can’t blame yourself if you want to save a few bucks and install the retractable awning yourself. Yes, most people in Singapore are used to doing everything on their own. However, this is one task that you should entrust to professionals. Besides, they’ve been installing awnings for a long time so it would be impossible for them to commit a mistake. Even if they do commit a mistake, they will be responsible for that. They will own up to that and know how they will go from there. On the other hand, you may fall from a ladder when you try and install the retractable awning yourself. Everyone knows a landed property has high ceilings so you may need to climb up a very high ladder. When you fall from that, you may break your spine.
The process of installing retractable awnings is not an easy task. There are times when it takes more than two people to properly install it. After the installation, they will test it several times to make sure it works. Thus, it would not be right to do this yourself. It won’t take long for professionals to install the retractable awning anyway. It would even be better if you bought several awnings as the price you pay for them will be worth it. Of course, you can expect them to take their time as they want it to be perfectly installed.