Good question.  While a retractable awning is a great choice for many homeowners, there are a few things that one should take in account when considering adding a retractable awning to your home.

  1.  The height of your roof line will directly determine how far your awning can extend out. Our Buzzman retractable awnings are available in 5′, 6’8″, 8’3″, 10′, 11’6″ and 13′ projections.  A minimum of an 8′ high area is required to properly install a retractable awning to meet the codes.  A properly installed awning will have a pitch or slope of roughly 3″ per foot of projection (ie: 8’3″ projection has a 24″ pitch).
  2. If you have a low roof line, we may be able to install your Buzzman retractable awning ON the roof but keep in mind that this does add extra costs to the project.  You may need to have a roofing company cut and replace your roof tiles.
  3. Electricity is required for all installed awnings.  We will utilize the closest outdoor outlet in relation to your installation location.  If there is no outlet available, you will want to contact a FL licensed electrician or FPL Home Services to have a standard outdoor GFCI outlet with a BUBBLE COVER installed before your new awning.
  4. While we do our best to install your new awning as quickly and professionally as possible, we are not Superman.  What we mean is that we cannot see inside your walls, soffits or roof.  While extremely rare and depending on how your home was built, you may need to have additional supports or beams installed in an attic or soffit so that the area can handle the weight of your new awning.  Unfortunately, this is not something we will know until the time of installation.