South Hill Awning — Vicki Marvin

The Client

Living on South Hill has its advantages, one of which is the gorgeous view of Bellingham Bay. Vicki’s home features an extra wide deck and plenty of room to enjoy observing local eagles in flight.

Their Unique Design Needs

The deck is comfortable to sit on in the early morning, but once the sun’s rays come up and over the roof peek the heat kicks in quickly. Before long sitting on the deck is unbearable. Umbrellas are not a viable option due to the location of the deck where the wind is always blowing.

The Solution

A Rainier motorized retractable awning easily transforms the patio into a space you want to spend time in throughout the day. For a deck this large a pair of awnings was the best solution for maximum flexibility of use. One or both awnings can be fully extended to cover entire deck or retracted back to be stored out of the way. The vibrant Sunbrella fabric will hold up to all PNW weather and adds a kick of color to the space.

I love the colors. There were many more choices with Rainer vs. my previous awning by Sunsetter. The quality of fabric is better and all the supporting mechanisms are much stronger. Andrew did a great job on the shade installation. It was a big job but he got it down.

Vicki Marvin

Vicki also notes:

Replacing one awning (which only covered part of my deck) with two gave me total coverage over my deck. The ability to adjust the screen at the end along with the awning is very helpful when it is breezy or when more sun needs to be blocked late in the day. I’m able to eat outside more during the summer and barbecue in the shade.

I appreciated being presented with new screen options and a good explanation about how these screens work better than my previous screen.

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