Awnings Design / October 17, 2018 / Milena Montanez.
There are dozens of awning manufacturers, but one company dominates the market in the moderate price range for these products.
They offer numerous color choices, provide installation services, and can fit almost any home or mobile home with an awning. For many years, the only awnings available to homeowners were fixed metal "shades."
The introduction of retractable awnings caused a resurgence in the popularity of the economic shade and shelter possibilities of canopies. Sun-setter Awning Company was -- and remains -- the leading manufacturer of these products. The fabric used by Sun-setter Awnings advertised as completely waterproof. The metal frames are constructed of aluminum to keep them lightweight, and a baked-on enamel finish provides additional durability.
This type of retractable awning has been extremely popular with those who prefer using recreational vehicles for their travels. A visit to any campground in a tourist destination provides a virtual showroom of Sun-setter awnings. Using larger sized awnings on motor-homes and travel trailers adds a large outside "room" for travelers.
There are a few cautions when purchasing these awnings. Although the company has a good warranty on its products, it is not known for excellent after-sale customer service; if a problem arises, persistence may be necessary to solve it. Additionally, although Sun-setter advertises ease of installation for homeowners, it is much wiser to pay for professional installation. Owners report that do-it-yourself installation is not nearly as easy as the company might lead you to believe.
Sun-setter awnings are by far the best choice for those homeowners who do not want the expense of custom-made awnings.