Category Archives: Retractable Awnings

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SAFETY NOTICE- Retractable Awnings

Normally I enjoy having a lot of fun with these e-mails or telling you about neat new products, but occasionally I need to update you on safety related items.

We just received the notice below from Sunsetter Awnings. Many of you might have also received it in the mail as well.

Apparently, there have been some injuries reported when people improperly removed their awning covers. I haven’t actually seen the reports, but I’m guessing folks hit the button for the awning to come out but forgot the cover was still attached. Then they tried removing the cover without retracting the awning. And…POW! The awning cover pops off, the awning pops out, and the owner gets knocked off a ladder.

You can see how this could range from a slight injury to something much more serious, especially on an elevated deck in the photo. We installed two awnings on this deck, and it’s a big drop to sea level.

So please be careful if you have a removable awning cover. If you do have one, but would prefer for us to retrofit your awning with a permanent aluminum hood cover, just give us a call. You can see the hood on the photo above.

Thanks,

Dave


You can find us at…

843-238-4798

www.oceanbreezeexteriors

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Our showroom located at 739 Sandy Lane in Surfside Beach, SC


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We Set a New Company Record for Fastest Retractable Awning Installation!

I went out to a jobsite yesterday to time an attempt at a new company record for the fastest Retractable Awning installation. It was the perfect jobsite for it.

  • A simple installation.
  • A great customer who didn’t mind us filming.
  • And perfect weather- not too hot, not too cold, a nice breeze, no rain.

Here’s the specs on our company awning speed record-

  1. The awning is set up on the jobsite with all the packaging removed.
  2. The tools and ladders are set up.
  3. No other prep allowed.
  4. Time starts at the word go and ends when the awning is tested fully extended and fully retracted once.

The previous unofficial record was 2 hours. As you’ll see this one blasted it away…

Our new official company record now stands at 30 minutes and 27 seconds set by our owner David R. Powers and our construction manager David Bleacher.

Here’s a composite of the video I shot during the install-


You can find us at…

843-238-4798

www.oceanbreezeexteriors

Our showroom is located at 739 Sandy Lane in Surfside Beach, SC

 

 


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