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RETRACTABLE AWNINGS

Retractable Awnings – Enjoy the outdoors whatever the weather

There is nothing more enjoyable on a warm, sunny day than being outside on your patio, deck and terrace relaxing with a good book or entertaining family and friends. However, heat and dangerous ultraviolet rays from the sun can hinder your plans and limit the quality time you spend outside. Our range of retractable awnings and window shades provide cool, comfortable shade when you need it, protect you from the sun and enhance your outdoor living experience. With the world’s finest selection of striped and solid color fabrics, our awnings can add beauty and value to your home.

We currently install retractable awnings in: Maryland, DC, Pennsylvania and Northern Virginia.

Our retractable awnings have it all:
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  •  A.  Arm Shoulder Pitch Adjuster with stainless steel bolts, extruded and drop-forged components for added strength.
  • B. Fabric Tray that keeps the fabric tight as it moves, minimizes roller tube sag and protects fabric when retracted.
  • C. Heavy Duty Springs maintain a tight tension to keep fabric beautifully taut.
  • D. Heavy Duty Elbows with dual cables wrapped in vinyl for extra durability
  • E. Front Profile Bracket is Teflon® coated for a smooth, quiet glide and helps keep fabric flat.
  • F. Integrated Gutter System on front profile channels water from the front of the awning.
 We custom manufacture your awning to your exact specifications. In addition to fabric and valance choices, you can specify dimensions and widths starting at 7′. Projection lengths are in six sizes, ranging from 4’11 to 13’1″.
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You can even customize the amount of shade desired throughout the day by opening your awning to any point up to its full protection length. Plus our mounting system accommodates installation on roofs, soffits, or any of exterior wall surfaces to cover patios, decks and pools.
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We’re proud to use Somfy motors on our motorized awnings. To find out more, visit Somfy’s website

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Our awnings can come installed with a remote control, or even a wind sensor that will automatically retract the awning.

Retractable Awnings Gallery

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Now you can be outside to enjoy all the fun the warm weather brings, without harmful UV rays. Simply open one of our retractable awnings when you need the shade, and leave it closed when you don’t.

No more languishing indoors because you cannot bear the blistering sun. Plus, these awnings help prevent fading of carpets and upholstery, and because the awnings can be safely retracted, you have no removal costs in the winter.

Energy Saving Study

According to the study, conducted by PAMA awnings can reduce annual cooling energy by as much as 50 percent in hot climates, such as Texas, and as much as 25% in moderate climates, such as Washington, DC, compared to homes with completely un-shaded windows. The amount of cooling energy saved varies depending on the number of windows, type of glass in the windows, window orientation and the climate the house is in.

“What some people don’t realize is that in most homes, more cooling energy is lost through glass doors and windows than any other part of the house,” said Michelle Sahlin, managing director of PAMA. “Awnings are an effective way to reduce heat gain and prevent cooling energy loss in households. This benefits the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the homeowner by saving them money on energy bills.”

Click here for a complete copy of the PAMA Study on Awning Energy Saving

AWNINGS FOR YOUR HOME

Our residential solutions are designed to meet your specific needs. They can be customized to fit any space, all fabrics and colors are selected, cut and stitched based on your personal preference.

We install new custom residential awnings in:

If you’re in Virginia or any surrounding area, please contact us and we’ll discuss the project with you.

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Choose any style that fits your home.

There are several benefits that come with adding our exterior covering solutions to your home:

  • Beautification of your home and a raised property value
  • A more welcoming and comfortable home environment
  • Ability to utilize outdoor space whilst being protected by the weather
  • An extension of your personal space beyond the walls of your home
  • The opportunity to conserve money spent on electricity bills
  • The comfort that The A. Hoffman Awning Company will provide you with a lasting solution

Energy Saving Study

According to the study, conducted by PAMA awnings can reduce annual cooling energy by as much as 50 percent in hot climates, such as Texas, and as much as 25% in moderate climates, such as Washington, DC, compared to homes with completely un-shaded windows. The amount of cooling energy saved varies depending on the number of windows, type of glass in the windows, window orientation and the climate the house is in.

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“What some people don’t realize is that in most homes, more cooling energy is lost through glass doors and windows than any other part of the house,” said Michelle Sahlin, managing director of PAMA. “Awnings are an effective way to reduce heat gain and prevent cooling energy loss in households. This benefits the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the homeowner by saving them money on energy bills.”

Click here for a complete copy of the PAMA Study on Awning Energy Saving

We have awnings to fit your every need:

Patio Awnings
Window Awnings
Basement Awnings
Gazebo & Free Standing Awnings
Drop Rolls

Awning Styles

Residential Awning Gallery:

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Typical Steel Frame Construction:

We custom weld our frames using never-rust sturdy 1.3″ rounded galvanized steel pipe. We also weld a 3/4″ pipe along the bottom which is used to lace the awning onto the frame.
Customers can also have their residential awning frames made from 1″ square aluminum, which offers a more modern look. Ask your salesperson about the different frame types to find out which is right for you.

ALUMINUM AND METAL AWNINGS

Our aluminum awnings are professionally installed on your windows and doors, shielding your windows from the direct rays of the sun, keeping your home cooler in summer and protecting it from rain, snow and adding extra life to your window frames. All of A Hoffman’s metal awnings are precision-fabricated with low-maintenance materials. They are a solid investment you will appreciate for many years and they come in a variety of colors and dimensions.

BENEFITS OF ALUMINUM AWNINGS

    • Awnings on your windows keep your home cooler
    • Awnings over your doors protect you and your visitors from the elements and keep your entryway dry
    • Aluminum awnings are extremely durable. No need to take down in the winter.
    • A properly sized awning can control the heat of the summer sun, yet let warm rays stream in during winter when the sun is positioned lower in the sky!

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Environmental Benefits

*Only 5% of original energy used to produce aluminum is needed for recycling
*The awning can be recycled for generations without limitations
*Aluminum is the third most commonly occurring elements in the earth’s crust.

Other metal awnings we manufacture:

Standing Seam Awning

standingseam* 1″ hand welded frame with Pac Clad Standing seam cover. Architectural look for shopping centers, business parks etc.

* Standing seam can come in a variety of colors and we can powder coat the framework to match the cover.

Corrugated Aluminum Awning

corrugated alum* 1″ hand welded frame with a corrugated aluminum cover for a contemporary look.

* A light, anti-corrosive and long-lasting material that’s great for the environment.

* Commercial and residential applications

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