COVID-19 Update from Sunesta

As always, the safety of our customers and employees is our top priority. Our manufacturing facility is open, and we will continue operations for as long as we are safely able to do so. We are strictly following all CDC and local health authority guidelines to help limit the spread of COVID-19, both at our facilities and with our customers.

For homeowners who have already scheduled an appointment, or for those wishing to schedule a free estimate, we will work with you to accommodate your needs in the safest manner possible. We are available to receive your phone calls, schedule appointments, and provide estimates in a safe manner using CDC recommended guidelines.

If you currently have an appointment and would prefer to postpone or reschedule, please let us know and we will be happy to make appropriate arrangements.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work to make sure your comfort and safety are our top priority.

Canvas Awnings White Bear Lake

Are Canvas Awnings the Best Option for Homes in White Bear Lake, MN?

Throughout most of the 20th century, canvas was clearly the best awning material available. Compared with other fabrics available at the time, canvas was more durable, more cost-effective, and easier to maintain. However, canvas awnings were far from perfect. Because they are made from cotton, canvas awnings are naturally absorbent, which makes them susceptible to molding, mildewing, and rotting. More recently, companies have started coating the canvas with vinyl to enhance water resistance, but it’s only a short time before the coating wears away due to natural weathering.

Fortunately, synthetic materials have come to the market that offer superior durability and water resistance. For example, at Sunesta of the Upper Midwest, we offer awnings that are made from 100 percent solution-dyed acrylic. Unlike canvas awnings, our products will never rot, mold, or mildew, and very little upkeep is required to maintain their like-new appearance.

To learn more about the advantages of choosing an acrylic awning from Sunesta of the Upper Midwest over canvas awnings, contact us today. When you do, also ask about our awnings’ premium features, such as their fully retractable operation and customization options.