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About Excel Awning
Established in 2006, Excel Awning and Shade specializes in high quality retractable awnings and retractable shades for both residential and commercial projects. We are known for our reputable service and excellent quality with every project, proudly serving the Houston area and the neighboring counties, and our commitment to using high-quality products that block 98% of the sun's harmful UV rays and components that are engineered to last. We firmly believe that our customers deserve the very best, and we are committed to providing that to them. BECAUSE OF OUR COMMITMENT TO CUSTOMER SATISFACTION WE HAVE AN A+ RATING WITH THE GREATER HOUSTON BBB AND HAVE RECEIVED THE AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, WINNER OF DISTINCTION FOR EIGHT CONSECUTIVE YEARS.
Winner for the ninth year in a row
Retractable Awnings and the Wind
Retractable awnings are primarily for sun protection and should not be left out in windy conditions. However, wind is a very unpredictable force, with a tendency to change direction and speed very quickly. In a wind-tunnel test, which is a controlled environment, a retractable awning withstood straight-on wind forces at over 50 mph. In "real-life" applications, the general rule of thumb is: If you are comfortable sitting outdoors dining or reading the paper, then it is probably safe to operate your awning. The concern with wind is the up-lifting effect on the awning rather than the downward force; therefore the greater the pitch, the more wind-resistant the unit is.