Installing an awning at a home or business has many benefits, including comfortable outdoor space, protection from the sun’s ultraviolet rays and energy savings. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best awnings in Bakersfield so you find a long-lasting canopy that meets your needs and budget.
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Bakersfield residents in neighborhoods with larger yards, like Seven Oaks or Olde Stockdale, get patio awnings or deck awnings to increase space for relaxation and entertainment. Owners of smaller homes in Oleander-Sunset purchase window awnings to save on energy costs. Businesses install awnings to add to customer capacity.
There are a handful of awning companies in Bakersfield. Look at reviews to learn which have customers with high satisfaction ratings. Contact well-reviewed awning companies to learn more about their products and get an estimate.
Here are questions to ask:
How long have you been in business?
(For installation and repair) Do you have an awnings contractor license from the California Contractors State License Board?
(For installation and repair) Are you insured and bonded?
Do you have a list of references?
What types of awnings do you sell?
To what extent can I customize an awning?
Do you offer installation?
Do you have financing options?
Do awnings come with a warranty?
Types of awnings
When choosing an awning in Bakersfield, you’ll have options for stationary and retractable awnings. Stationary awnings are fixed and sturdy, providing constant protection from the sun and other elements. Retractable awnings open or close electrically or manually, depending on your preferences.
Awnings are made of different materials, containing either metal, fabric or both.
Lightweight, long-lasting, environmentally friendly metal
Few retractable models, little customization, higher cost
Customizable patterns, colors and sizes; available in retractable models
Less sturdy than other materials, fades over time
Strong, waterproof, durable, comes in retractable models, easy to maintain
Fewer options for patterns and colors, limited flexibility
Customizable patterns, colors and sizes; repels water; mold- and mildew-resistant; UV-blocking; retractable models
Shrinks and expands in cold and hot weather
Awning installation in Bakersfield
Some awnings in Bakersfield can be installed without professional assistance. These awnings come with detailed directions and a phone number to call in case you need help.
Many awning companies also offer professional installation. This may be included in the price of the awning or may cost extra. If you do get professional installation of an awning in Bakersfield, don’t forget to check that the awnings contractor is licensed and insured. Verify a license on the California Contractors State License Board website, and ask to see proof of active insurance. Also, find out if awning installation requires a permit from the City of Bakersfield or other authority.
SunSetter is a leading U.S. manufacturer of deck and patio awnings. Customers can choose from a variety of models, including manual and motorized retractable awnings. Products are easy to install and operate and nearly maintenance-free. Awnings come with a five-year limited warranty. Reviewers appreciate SunSetter’s 90-day risk-free trial and say their awnings look good and function well.
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