With Help From Sun City Awning & Patio, You Can Have it Made in the Shade - 07/13


July 2013

Looking to escape the mid-summer's heat? Longing for a sliver of shade?

A Valley leader in selling and installing shade products for more than 40 years, Sun City Awning & Patio is the solution to turning your backyard and patio into a cool oasis all year round.

Owned and operated by Brian Beachy (a second generation owner), Sun City Awning & Patio has been servicing customers for 42 years. The company was founded in 1971 and Beachy's father bought the business in 1978. Beachy bought it in 2002.

Sun City Awning features more shade options than any of their competitors, says Beachy, and they carry an impressive variety of products, including aluminum or fabric patio covers, retractable awnings, window awnings, movable louvered patio covers, patio blinds, security shutters, sun screens, screen rooms and interior shades. Many of Sun City Awning's best shade products, including Alumawood patio covers, Eclipse awnings and Sunbrella fabrics, offer a lifetime manufacturer's warranty and are endorsed by the Skin Cancer Foundation for their UV-protection properties.

Sun City Awning specializes in products that provide shade and sun control. "Retractable awnings and fixed patio covers not only increase your outdoor living spaces, but studies show that shade reduces temperature on your house and patio surfaces by 30 degrees, which can cut cooling costs by as much as 30 percent," says Beachy. "Just as effective are patio blinds that roll down around your patio to block out early morning and late afternoon sun. To further reduce damaging UV rays from entering your home, retractable screens and window awnings protect from direct sunlight. Interior shades of many styles and colors are another option to control light and limit the glare on offices, media rooms and any other room in the house."

Even though shade and sun control is crucial in protecting against the Arizona heat, Sun City Awning can also help homeowners take advantage of their backyard space by creating an outdoor room that's great for entertaining. "Retractable awnings are an ideal way to create that outdoor room' ambiance during the day, or even after the sun goes down," says Beachy. The retractable awnings can be motorized, allowing them to easily roll in and out at the touch of a button. They also feature automated controls, including sun and wind sensors, to protect the awning from damage when not in use. "Sun City Awning's retractable awnings are the strongest and most reliable on the market, as evidenced by me sitting on my own awning," adds Beachy. (Disclaimer: Please do not sit on your awning!)

A new line of retractable patio covers called the SunRoof Plus is a motorized roof system designed specifically for windy situations, when a longer projection is needed, or when you need year-round protection from the elements. The SunRoof Plus is operated with a handheld remote transmitter or an in-wall wireless switch. When not in use, the cover can be retracted with the fabric fully protected in the aluminum cassette box. "The SunRoof Plus' rugged construction is Class II wind speed rated as per EN 13561 standard testing," says Beachy. "This allows you to use this system when winds are up to 23 mph or 5 on the Beaufort scale. This option is ideal for outdoor seating areas providing protection from sun and rain."

If you're interested in a more permanent shade structure, a fixed patio cover might be the right fit for you. "Available in seven wood-grain colors, these aluminum structures resemble wood but never rot, warp, crack, chip or peel like wood," says Beachy. "They can be custom designed to follow the contours of an existing patio. Whether you choose a lattice or solid, a permanent cover can reduce heat gain in your home by as much as 75 percent."

Additional permanent structures at Sun City Awning include gazebos, sunrooms, screen rooms and carports. Whatever you're looking for, Sun City Awning is so confident in their craftsmanship that they offer an industry-leading five-year workmanship warranty. "As the largest awning and patio company in Arizona and the No. 1 dealer in the country for Eclipse retractable awnings, Sun City Awning custom builds all their products," says Beachy. "Alumawood materials are hand-cut at your home and the average job takes about one day to install."

Beachy attributes Sun City Awning's success to creative design, quality products, personal attention, and experienced designers and installers. "We've grown through our reputation of being the best," he says. "People want to do business with a reputable company that does a great job and treats people right. The majority of our business is repeats and referrals."

Sun City Awning was started in 1971 as a small family company that today maintains a small-company focus with individual customer attention. They guarantee that their professional staff from the sales team to the installers will treat you right.

As evidence of Sun City Awning's commitment to customer satisfaction, here are a couple of testimonials endorsing their service:

"We were very pleased with the installation of our screen room' earlier this week. In fact, it has surpassed our expectations. We were impressed with the installers Andrew and Ryan and with their conscientiousness, workmanship and professionalism. Your company will be highly recommended by us." Wayne and Lavern D.

"We would like to take the time and thank you for our beautiful, energy efficient, and cost effective sunscreen (patio blind) on our back patio. Everyone that comes over comments on it, and we give them your business card. Someday we hope to purchase shades for the west side of our home. We sure will call you when we can. Our best to you all at Sun City Awning, and thanks again and again!" Peter and Tracie M.

If you're ready to spruce up and enjoy your backyard again, or need any shade for your home, call Sun City Awning & Patio for a no-commitment consultation. Visit the showroom at 12669 W. Grand Ave. in Surprise, or call 623-583-9646. You can also learn more online at www.suncityawning.com.


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