The Great DIY Debate

The Great DIY Debate

Countless reality shows and an entire television network are dedicated to providing tips to do-it-yourself-ers worldwide. And I love to paint, refurbish and redecorate with the best of them! But there is a time to DIY and a time to APTH (allow professionals to help!). At the risk of being controversial, here are a few thoughts on why your awnings should be manufactured and installed by professionals.

  • Pre-fab awnings that you can buy and install yourself typically come in only a handful of colors and styles. This doesn’t allow very much opportunity for personal style to make an appearance. And if you’ve stressed and stressed over the perfect paint color for your home and landscaping and even doormats, why would you add blah boring awnings to the mix?
  • Awnings and canopies that are manufactured specifically for your home are customized to fit your windows or patio. That means that your home will not look like it’s wearing its big sister’s ill-fitting hand-me-downs. Custom means that you will always achieve a perfect fit!
  • Safety. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, improperly installed home wiring accounts for 23% of electrocution deaths. Keep yourself safe and let the professionals do their job.
  • And the #1 reason…it is much more costly to fix a bad self-installation job than it is to have custom awnings manufactured and installed. Save yourself the headache and the potential cost of bringing in a pro to cleanup after a botched job and hire someone you trust right off the bat.

It’s important to choose reputable professionals who are members of national organizations like the Professional Awning Manufacturing Association (PAMA). At Kansas City Tent & Awning, our team will treat your home as if it were their own home.

Contact us today and let our professionals guide you through the process of choosing the perfect custom awnings for your home!

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