I may be somewhat biased but I can assure you that over the years how happy our customers have been once they experienced what a vast difference retractable awnings or retractable shades have made to their decks or patios. At the push of a button, the shaded area instantly becomes cooler, and will create energy savings.
One thing to keep in mind though is there can be a vast difference in cost and quality. So in doing your homework, ask yourself these questions. If this quote I got is half the price of the others what is the reason? Well, more than likely they are made from parts made in China and assembled in America. Note: They don't hold up.
Another question to think about. How long has this company been doing this? Every year here in the Houston area, I see new competitors. Competition is not bad, but unfortunately after about a year they are no longer in business. So, if you have a warranty issue will they be around to take care of it for you? Do your research.
Are they accredited with the Houston BBB? One thing I would like to add regarding this is, Excel Awning and Shade is currently the only retractable awning company in the Houston area to receive the Award of Excellence, Winner of Distinction. Not once, but for the past six years in a row, we are up for it again this year and we have an A+ rating. Again research.
If at anytime you have questions don't hesitate to give us a call.
Have a great summer.