We here at Excel are very proud of the fact that we have an A+ rating with the Houston BBB. Customer satisfaction has always been our number one priority. And the fact that the companies we represent are the very best in what they do makes our job so much easier. Somfy provides us with the ability to automate our awnings and shades and is the best in the world. Then we have Rainier, our awning and shade manufacture. They have been in business 122 years and like us they are very customer oriented, and their awnings and shades are second to none. We all are committed to insuring that the quality and service will always be the very best.
As you are probably aware of, more and more homes today come with potentially comfortable outdoor spaces. By adding retractable awnings or retractable shades, they are making these spaces cooler and more relaxing.
Fall is officially here and the temperatures here in Texas have not declined. It is still a good time for you to consider adding shade to your outdoors. It not only adds comfort but will save on your utility bill. Simply give us a call and we will come to your home and show you what we can do for you.
Today’s awnings come in two basic types: manually operated models which are opened by hand and motorized models which operate by electricity. Each offers its own advantages. Benefits include low-cost affordability, easy adaptability to almost any deck or patio, and support arms that can be angled back against the house or set vertically on the deck or patio floor. These arms provide extra support and stability which some owners prefer in windy areas, and increase the awning’s versatility by making the attachment of certain accessories available.
Motorized awnings have no vertical supports. Instead, they have retracting lateral arms, creating an unobstructed shaded area. These awnings are operated by an electric motor, generally hidden inside the roller bar of the awning. The arms open and close the awning at the touch of a wireless remote control or a wall-mounted switch.
A retractable awning extends the comfort of your home to your outdoor space. By choosing a motorized awning, you can create instant shelter with just the touch of a button, protecting you from light rain and glaring sun alike. You’ll enjoy spending more time outdoors on your deck or patio.
Buying an awning may cut into your summer vacation budget, but while a vacation lasts a week or two, your new awning will last for years! Spending time in your backyard will feel like you are on an extended vacation, and you can enjoy the comfort and relaxation into the spring, summer, and fall.
You can feel even more comfortable knowing that Excel offers one of the best warranties in the industry; our retractable awning components are covered for ten years, Sunbrella fabric is ten years, and all Somfy motors are covered for five years. With that kind of peace of mind, sitting under the shade of your retractable awning will feel just as relaxing as sitting under an umbrella on a tropical vacation.
Well folks, it's almost here. I'm talking about the hot Texas sun. Now is a good time to begin preparing for it, and a great way to do it is obviously by adding retractable awnings or shades to your patio. Then you can have sun when you want it, and shade when you need it.
Ron Eberhart Co-Owner of Excel Awning and Shade