RETRACTABLE AWNINGS INSTALLATION GUIDE
Retractable Awnings Installation Guide has been constructed, packaged and shipped with the utmost care. Take care when removing the awning from the shipping container so it will be protected from accidental damage or soiling. Once the awning has been removed from the shipping container do not drop or drag the awning across the ground. Transport the awning by lifting on the square support tube that runs the entire length of the awning. It is also very important to take care when removing the packing material around the awning. The fabric material is just below the clear protective wrap and use of a razor knife can slice into it. Carefully cut the clear wrap down the entire length of the Styrofoam. The remainder of the wrap can now be easily removed..
Inspect the surface to which the awning is to be mounted. Be sure you have a clear span with no light fixtures, downspouts or other obstructions. Sight the wall surface to be sure there are no bows or sweeps in the wall. If there are, shimming the mounting brackets or ledger board will be required at the time of installation. Since the awning weighs 7-10 pounds per linear foot, it is important to install the mounting brackets securely to support the weight of the awning when extended. It is critical that the mounting lag bolts be installed into a stud or header board. Plywood sheathing or equivalent will not support the awning. If the awning is to be mounted into the soffit, a weather guard cover is not necessary. However, if your awning is not protected we strongly recommend the purchase of a Weatherguard cover or semicassette.