GiCor is your Alberta source for Awnings!
Awnings enhance both the appearance and functionality of any home or commercial building. They will add value and elegance as well as to effectively filter the sun’s light, creating a cool & relaxing environment. That means more time to spend entertaining on a sunny afternoon or cool summer evening. Testing has proven to reduce solar heat gain by up to 77% and lower indoor temperatures by 10 – 15 degrees. They are typically installed on the exterior of a building, but can be used in interior spaces to create the welcoming look of a French style café.
Available control options include chain driven, manual cranks or motorized systems for large spans or hard to reach areas. Control options include hand held remotes, wireless wall switches with the potential to integrate with home automation or third party control systems. ALL OUR AWNINGS ARE NOW COMPATIBLE WITH AMAZON ALEXA! Optional accessories include sun / heat sensors to automatically lower awnings at a specified threshold in order to maintain a consistent temperature inside your property. Wind sensors can also be added to retract the awnings on a moments notice in high wind situations. New smart phone apps and wifi bridges are also available to control shades based on scheduled events throughout the day.
GiCor offers two very different brands to compliment your projects;
awnings bring a traditional look at an economical price point. This is a high quality product of European design, Canadian made and has a 3 to 4 week lead time. Features include Welded seams to minimize water leakage, Heavy duty arms with a stainless steel triplex chain that won’t stretch and Brass bushings at the shoulder joints. Combined with a 3 year warranty, this system is built to last! Options include , Cassette systems / hoods to completely conceal and protect the fabric when the awning is fully retracted, Valance trim to create a more traditional look & a crank operated “Quick Pitch” control to adjust the pitch of your awning on each end. Fabric options include Sunbrella premium as well as their own “Dickson” brand of solar fabrics.
offers a full range of awnings from freestanding to standard wall mounted systems in a wide variety of traditional, contemporary & modern styles. Corradi travels the world to source unique fabrics in vibrant colors, textures and patterns. Using European design & hardware Corradi manufacture this product in the USA which allows them to be competitive in the higher end market while offering the type of quality only available thru North American manufacturers. Lead times are typically 5 to 6 weeks. Specialty options include modern enclosures, audio systems, heating elements and lighting attachments.
Where & Why: When considering where to position your awning, considerations must be made with respect to angle of sun, water drainage, proper backing to accommodate system weight as well as drop in height over the entire length of the project, (a rule of thumb is 3″ per foot of projection). Remember, mounting and electrical details vary from application to application, so call us in the early stages of your project to ensure that your installation turns out the way you envisioned. We are Awnings Calgary!