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51ShadeF.A.Q.x19sQCanImountthebracketsthatholdthetrackrighttothewoodsidingonmyhouseordoIneedtomountthemtostudsinthewallsAThebracketsneedtobeanchoredtoasolidsurface.Asimpleledgerboardmaybenecessaryifsurfaceisnotsolid.Easy-to-followinstructionsareincluded..............QIfwechangethecolorofourhouseinthefuturecanIorderreplacementfabricwithoutbuyingawholenewsystemAYesyoucanchangethefabricwhen-everyouwish.Therearenewandexcitingpatternsavailablefrequently..............QWillthecanopykeeprainoffofourpatioANo.ShadeTreecanopiesaredesignedforshade.Themeshfab-ricswhichallowcoolbreezestoflowthroughthemalsoallowwatertopene-trate.Althoughthesolidfabricsshedwaterraincancomethroughthespacebetweenthesections..............QIsthereawarrantyontheShadeTreeCanopySystemAThesystemx19spostsandtracksarewarrantedfor10yearsagainstbreakagefollowinginstallation.Hardwareiswarrantedforfiveyears.Fabricshaveawarrantyforfiveyearsagainstfadingandmildew.Warrantyvalueisx1cpro-ratedx1dbasedoninvoicedate..............QHowdoIgetmybuildertoincor-porateyourShadeTreecanopiesintomynewhousedeckAHavehimcontactusWex19llbegladtoworkwithhimandcanevenassistinthedesignprocess.QCanIpaintthetrackstomatchthecolorofmyhouseAPaintingthetrackscouldcausetherollerstojamifexcesspaintweretogetintothetracks.Paintingthetrackswillalsovoidyourwarranty..............QSincethecanopiesareflatwilltheycollectrainwaterAThecanopiesareonly60x1d46x1dor30x1dwidethereforetheraineasilyrunsofftheedges..............QIfImakeasmallmistakeinmeas-uringthelengthofthetrackshowdowefixitAThatx19sanimportantquestion.Wex19vedesignedaspecialx1cextenderbracketx1dforeachtracktoaccommodateerrorsupto11D2inchesplusorminusthecorrectmeasurement..............QWilltheShadeTreesystemworkonaverticalbasisANo.TheShadeTreecanopysystemsprimarilyprotectfromoverheadsunbutthereissomelate-afternoonsunprotectionfromthefabricthathangsdownwiththehandleforopen-ingandclosingthecanopy.OurBackyardBlindsareaperfectsolutionforthatlateafternoonandeveningsideglare.Seepage34-35..............QWhatifIneedHOAapprovaltoinstallaShadeTreeSystemonmyhomeAShadeTreewillprovideyouwithfabricsamplesCADdrawingsmountinganchoringandanyotherShadeTreeproductspecificationsyouneedtogetthenecessaryHOAapproval.FrequentlyaskedquestionsfrequentlyaskedquestionsCoolerindoorstoo...withlowerairconditioningbillsShadingyourdeckorpatioduringtheheatofthedaycanmakeabigdifferenceinsideyourhousetoo.Thatx19sbecausethesunx19srayspenetratethroughwindowsorglassdoorstomakeinsidetemperaturesriserapidlycausingairconditioningequipmenttorunlonghours.InstudiesconductedbyTheAmericanSocietyofHeatingandAirConditioningEngineersexteri-orfabricshadingsystemssuchastheShadeTreeSystemwerefoundtoreduceindoorheatgainby55to65onsouth-facingwindowsand75onwindowswithwesternexposure.Withlessheatgaininsidethehomeairconditioningsystemsrunfewerhoursfromspringthroughfallwhichresultsindramaticdecreasesinelectricbills.Lowercoolingbillsx0x0SourceIndustrialFabricsProductsReviewDecember1998Do-it-yourselfInstallationOptionsNo-HassleInstallationReferralServiceIfyoudonx19twanttoinstallyourShadeTreeCanopySystemyourselfyoucanusetheservicesofournetworkofindependentinstallers.Simplygiveusyournameaddressandzipcodeandwex19llputyouintouchwithalocalindependentinstaller.NomatterwhichShadeTreemodelyouselectyoux19llbeamazedhoweasyitistoinstall.Simplestep-by-stepinstructionsareenclosedwitheachshipment.InasurveyofShadeTreepurchasersbyanindependentOhioStateUniversitysurveygroupover70ratedinstallationasx1cEasyx1d...withasizeablesegmentaddingthattheyfoundthejobx1cmucheasierthantheyhadanticipated.x1dOnly3ofpurchasersindicatedtheyhadanydifficultywithinstallation.Mostmodelsrequirenocarpentryskillswhatsoever.Yousimplyfollowtheeasyassemblyinstructionsthatareprovidedfittingthepre-cutpre-drilledsectionstogetherpiecebypiece.TheForestermodelrequiresonlyminimalcarpentryskills...toconstructthewoodsupportframeofyourchoice.OncetheframeisuptheShadeTreecanopiescanbeinstalledeasilyinasingleafternoon.Thecanopiesarepre-assembledatthefactory.Allyoudoisguidetherollersintothetracksandaddthelockingmechanism.Thenyoux19rereadytoenjoyyourdeckorpationomatterhowbrightthesungets.