Awnings in Seattle
The Seattle area has unique challenges when it comes to the sun. We always wish we saw more of it (particularly during those long, gray winters!) and try to savor every sunny day. But our part of the country is not well equipped to deal with heat and glare. An awning helps you manage the sun.
Traditional air conditioning is expensive and environmentally UNfriendly. Retractable awnings are a great option to keep your home cool – we participated in funding and research for an independent study which found that shading with a screen or awning can reduce cooling costs here in the Seattle area by over 60%!
Many homeowners with west facing views (especially the lucky ones on the waterfront!) deal with excessive heat and glare in the summer evenings and even on clear, winter afternoons. Awnings or screens block the sun’s rays from entering your home, helping to keep you cool and block glare off your prized big screen TV.
With the addition of an awning, Seattle area homes have experienced reduced heat, glare, and energy costs. We are proud to have a long history of helping our clients keep their homes cool – our company was founded in Seattle in 1896!
Our manufacturing plant is located just south of Seattle, in Tukwila, WA and we build awnings and screens right here in the Pacific Northwest. You may have seen our install teams driving around the greater Seattle area, on their way to mount an awning or screen on the home of another happy Rainier customer!
Most of our customers are concentrated in Seattle, Tacoma, or Bellevue, but we’ve installed retractable awnings and screens in places as far flung as Bellingham and Olympia. We also sell our shade products across the US through our network of dealers. (Use our dealer locator if you’re looking for a dealer outside of the greater Seattle area.)
Thinking about adding an awning to your home?
Learn more about retractable awnings.
Request a free in-home consultation.
Or take advantage of or convenient location just outside of Seattle, and visit our showroom!