NuImage Awnings

NuImage Awnings

NuImage Awnings is one of our preferred manufacturers of shade systems. They make wonderful products, but we also love the fact that they are a family-run business that has been around for decades.

Why We Recommend NuImage Awnings

There are very few things you can do at this price point that will give you as much bang for your buck. The price tag for these beauties will be $8,000 – $15,000, based on a 20 x 13 model. That being said, the value you receive in return is incredible. It’s one of the reasons we enjoy installing retractable shade systems. 

The thing is, not all manufacturers are created equal. That’s why it’s so important to do your homework BEFORE you make your final decision. NuImage is one of our favorite companies because its awnings are strong, beautiful and sport one of the best warranties in the business. 

NuImage Premier Models 

NuImage G150, G250, and the K300 are top of the line models. If you’re looking for sophistication, strength and beauty you need look no further. All these models have the following attributes: 

  • Heavy duty drop forged arm joint components: These forgings are pound for pound 4 times stronger than typical forgings. To give you an idea of just how strong they are – professional golf clubs are made with the same drop casting process. 
  • Articulating drop forged shoulders: Allows you to change the pitch up to 45 degrees. This makes these models incredibly resilient. 
  • Welded fabric top for invisible, super strong seams
  • German engineered & designed
  • Limited lifetime framework warranty: This includes all stationary parts. 
  • 20 Year Futureguard warranty on moving parts 
  • Frame Color:  Resilient electrostatic powder coated finish in white, almond, sand or black/brown 
  • Access to 200+ Subrella Fabrics
  • Access to 200+ Sattler Fabrics 
  • Access to Para Tempotest Fabrics 
  • Somfy Sunea CMO Motor standard 
  • 6 valance options
  • Wind sensors available
  • Drop screen option

So let’s take a deeper look at the differences between these three models. 

NuImage Awnings G150

NuImage G150: Heavy Duty Wrapped Front Bar

The Nuimage G150 is a strong, sleek awning with traditional lines. The G150 has a fabric-wrapped front bar.  You also have the option to add a Weatherguard hood and/or a drop screen.  Another difference is, this awning has a larger potential projection than the G250.

 Here are the specs: 

  • Projections: 6′-11″, 8′-6″, 10′-2″, 11′-8″, 13′-2″, 14′-6″
  • Custom widths up to 40′ in 1″ increments
Nuimage Awnings G250

NuImage G250 Retractable Awnings: Partially Cassetted 

The NuImage Pro G250 is a strong, sophisticated awning with a modern feel. The primary difference between this awning and the G150 is that this system is partially cassetted. This allows the awning to virtually disappear against your home once it’s retracted. It also protects the fabric and arms from the elements. With the wrap-around hood, this awning is also perfect for roof mounting.  

Here are the specs: 

  • Projections: 6′-11″, 8′-6″, 10′-2″, 11′-8″, 13′-2″
  • Custom widths up to 40′ in 1″ increments
Nuimage k300 awning by Breslow

NuImage K300 Retractable Awnings

If you have minimal mounting space the K300 Retractable Awning is the perfect solution. The combination of its compact, state-of-the-art European design and its elegant fully-enclosed cassette is both fashionable and functional. Double wall extrusions, drop-forged arm components, and solution-dyed acrylic fabrics make this awning both strong and beautiful and great for tight spaces. This awning is fully cassetted which means the fabric and arms are enclosed and protected from inclement weather. Another difference is this awning comes with a smaller projection and width.  

Here are the specs: 

  • Projections: 6′-11″, 8′-6″, 10′-2″, 11′-8″
  • Custom widths up to 23′ in 1-inch increments
NuImage k300 fully cassetted awning - opening - by Breslow Home Design Center

What is a Partially Casetted System? 

A partially cassetted awning provides protection for your shade system by enclosing the fabric and arms on the top and sides. Typically, the bottom is left open (a fully cassetted system fully encloses your awning). The enclosure protects your shade system from the elements and extends the life of your awning.

What is a Fully Cassetted System?

A fully cassetted awning can be a great thing if you live in an area where the climate is a little more punishing. We install a lot of these on beach properties.

When you retract the shade system the fabric and arms are fully enclosed in a cassette. Unlike the partially cassetted system, the bottom is closed as well.  If you’re looking to increase the life of your awning this is a terrific system to have. 

NuImage Economical Models 

NuImage 7700 and 8700 are more economical models. If you’re looking for an affordable retractable shade system that doesn’t compromise when it comes to quality, these are the awnings for you.

All these models have the following attributes: 

  • Italian Engineered high-quality cast components:
  • Limited lifetime framework warranty: This includes all stationary parts. 
  • Welded fabric top for invisible, super strong seams
  • Frame colors:  Resilient electrostatic powder coated finish in white, almond, sand, bronze or black/brown 
  • Access to 200+ Subrella Fabrics
  • Access to 200+ Sattler Fabrics 
  • Access to Para Tempotest Fabrics 
  • Motor option available
  • Weatherguard hood option
  • Wind sensors available
  • Drop screen option

Unlike the G150, G250 and the K300 the warranties differ slightly for each of these models, so I’ve included that information in the description. So let’s take a deeper look at the differences between these two models: 

NuImage Awnings 7700

NuImage 7700: Quality & Savings with Less Width & Projection

The NuImage 7700 is a smaller awning that’s affordable – yet doesn’t sacrifice quality or style.

Also if you’re looking to adjust the pitch, the 7700 series comes with a durable extruded 7-pin shoulder. This a different system from the articulating forged shoulder used in the G150, G250, and the K300. 

There is an optional fabric-wrapped front bar with or without a drop.

Here are the specs: 

  • Projections: 5′-9″,6′-11″, 8-‘6″, 10′-2″, 11’-8″
  • Custom widths up to 26′ in 1-inch increments

Futureguard Warranty

The warranty on this model differs from the others. They offer a Limited Lifetime framework warranty on all stationary parts and a Futureguard 10 year warranty on moving parts. 

NuImage K300 Retractable Awning

NuImage 8700: Quality & Savings with More Width & Projection

This is another more affordable awning from NuImage. If you’re looking for something bigger the Nuimage 8700 has larger widths and projections available. 

Another difference between the NuImage 7700 and NuImage 8700 is the flex pitch that’s operated by a hand crank. You can pitch the awning from front to back and left to right to track the setting sun or even drop the side of your awning to expel rainwater. Here are the specs: 

  • Projections: 5′-9″, 6′-11″, 8′-6″, 10′-2″, 11′-8″, 13′-2″ 
  • Custom widths up to 40′ in 1″ increments

Warranty

Futureguard offers a Limited Lifetime framework warranty on all stationary parts and a 15-year warranty on the moving parts. 

The 7 Pin Shoulder – NuImage 7700

To give you more control over the pitch of your awning, NuImage uses 7 pin adjustable shoulders on the NuImage 7700. The durable extruded shoulder gives you 7 selections to make this easy to achieve. 

Check Out the Flex Pitch System

NuImage Awnings Flex Pitch

This patented system is specific to the NuImage 8700 awning.

It enables you to adjust the angle of the awning to reduce light depending on the position of the sun. It’s a manual system that’s operated by a hand crank. Plastic loops are attached to the bottom of each shoulder. 

It’s a simple and easy way to operate your system. 

Additional Options for Your Awning 

NuImage Awnings also offer some additional options for those of you looking for a top of the line awning.

MOTORIZATION

Motorization makes extending and retracting your awning a breeze and it’s available for all NuImage Awnings. This option is standard with the K300, G250, and G150 with the Somfy Sunea CMO motor. There are other motors to choose from if you have your heart set on something else. We can discuss all the available options during your consultation.

Note: The 7700 and 8700 are manual systems, but you can elect to add a motor to these models as well. 

WIND SENSORS

If you purchase the NuImage Titan or Somfy RTS motor, a wind sensor is available. The Eolis 3D WireFree RTS sensor protects your awning when the wind starts to whip up. We’re only human, so it’s easy to forget to retract your awning when the weather changes. This takes some of the room for error out of the mix. 

NuImage FlexShade Systems

NuImage also carries solar shades. If you want complete control of low angle rays you may want to consider installing a solar shade. They work like a charm and look incredibly sophisticated: 

FlexShade Zip Solar Screens

The NuImage FlexShade Zip is a terrific solar shade and it can be used on patios, porches, windows, and shade systems. 

Under Futureguard wind load testing these shades performed very well in the down position in gusty weatherThese solar shades are full-cassetted with side retention channels to keep the screen secure. Check out the attributes of the FlexShade Zip now! 

  • These solar shades are powder coated for resilience 
  • Colors available for the frame: Sand, Almond, White, Charcoal Bronze, Black or Silver
  • Fully cassetted in extruded aluminum with side channels
  • Three headbox designs are available and two sizes 
  • A double ball bearing roll tube idler used for smooth cassette operation
  • Side channel fabric retention system with optional debris brush guards
  • Custom widths up to 25′ with up to 16′ drop are available
  • Motorized by Somfy Altus RTS remote controlled motors
  • Dozens of screen mesh options are available or plus clear window panels 

FlexShade Non Zipped Solar Screens 

The FlexShade Non-Zip solar screen is another option that’s available if you’re looking for more protection. It works well for windows, porches, and pergolas.

The design is minimalist and clean. The fabric is protected by an integrated cassette headbox. You can choose between cable or side channels to prevent the hem-bar from moving in the wind. 

This solar shade system has the following attributes: 

  • All shades are powder coated for resilience
  • Frame colors available are: Sand, Almond, White, Black, Charcoal Bronze or Silver
  • Dozens of shade screen choices in a range of colors and opacities
  • Perfect for smaller space: Mounts in only 6″ of space
  • Somfy Altus RTS remote-controlled motor or manual gear operation is available 
  • Customized width and custom drop available, both up to 11′

About Futureguard 

NuImage Awnings Futureguard

Futureguard Building Products, Inc. is the company that owns NuImage Awnings. They’re a second generation family owned and operated business with a 163,000 square foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility headquartered in Auburn, Maine. Futureguard is one of the largest purveyors of stationary retractable products in the United States. They maintain this position by employing some of the most inventive minds in the industry to help them keep up with this evolving market. 

The NuImage brand was launched in 2004 to serve a national network of professional awning dealers and as a residential retail operation in Maine for research and development.  

Awnings have historically been more popular in Europe than the US. This is why Futureguard went to the expense of investing in European process manufacturing equipment. Ultrasonic cutting and fabric welding machines provide a clean fit and finish, making their awnings some of the strongest and best designed on the market today… 

Additionally, they utilize German Engineering that gives their premium models, the K300, G150, and G250, a leg up. The components Futureguard uses are manufactured by a German supplier that has invested substantial resources to wind load test them for maximum strength and resistance.  This is how NuImage Awnings stay ahead of the curve when it comes to cutting edge development! 

All frames are finished with powder coats before they leave the facility, delivering an awning that will last you a lifetime. I’m sure this process is why they feel comfortable offering such comprehensive warranties. Check out some photos of their facility now! 

NuImage Awnings Manufacturing
NuImage Awnings Fabric
NuImage Awnings Coating

Futureguard’s Commitment to the Environment

As if that isn’t enough, Futureguard is committed to the environment. They collaborate with industry partners to recycle acrylic fabric scraps into temporary disaster relief shelter tarps for places like Africa and Haiti. When an emergency crops up, these tarps are used for shelter by people who have lost everything. We enjoy working with companies that take their role in the world seriously. 

American Manufactured with German & Italian Engineered Components

At Breslow Home Design Center we like to support American-made products. While we really like the fact that NuImage awnings are manufactured in the US – we can’t deny that European awning engineering is some of the best in the world.

Because they have been using awnings longer than us, their technology is more advanced. NuImage appreciates this and purchased European process machinery to ensure their awnings are made with the best technology in the business. 

They also go one step further to provide you with the best possible products. If you buy the K300, G150 or the G250, their drop forged components are manufactured by a German supplier that went to great expense to wind load test their strength. The 8700 and 7700 also use Italian high quality cast components. Strength and beauty is the result of meticulous sourcing and manufacturing. 

Strong Without Compromising Beauty 

NuImage takes the safety of its customers seriously! They have some of the top innovators in the industry and they pride themselves on the strength of the components they use. If you order the K300, G150 or the G250, they use: 

  • Heavy-duty drop-forged arm joint components – these forgings are pound for pound stronger than typical forgings
  • Articulating drop-forged shoulder
  • Welded fabric top for invisible and STRONG seams

In a nutshell, they work tirelessly to create awnings that stand the test of time…while retaining their style and beauty. It’s a balancing act they’ve achieved in spades. The good news is NuImage’s more economical models still don’t compromise on quality. Both the 7700 and 8700 use: 

  • High-Quality Cast Components:
  • Welded fabric top for invisible and STRONG seams

Wind Resistant Solar Shades & Awnings 

Wind is always an issue when it comes to solar shades and awnings. As you can imagine their design makes them vulnerable to heavy gusts. How your shade system performs in a windy situation should always be a consideration when you purchase a shade system. 

We’re happy to report that NuImage takes this issue very seriously. So much so, that they funded their own wind tests for their solar shades and have gone above and beyond to source incredibly strong components for their awnings. 

NuImage is confident their awnings and solar shades are able to withstand wind gusts. But the truth of the matter is, you should never “test” your shade systems.  The rule of thumb is if you can’t read a newspaper comfortably roll your awning or solar shades in. At the end of the day flying debris is a bigger concern than wind when it comes to stormy weather. 

If you’re interested in finding out more about their wind testing, give us a call today at Breslow Home Design Center. We have more information about NuImage Awnings wind resistance. 

FlexShade Wind Tunnel Testing

NuImage Awnings Wind
NuImage Awnings Wind Test

NuImage Awnings & Breslow Home Design Center 

NuImage Awnings offer strength, beauty, and innovation all wrapped up in one package.

At Breslow Home Design Center, we spend a lot of time deciding what manufacturers to carry for our selection of shade systems. NuImage manufactures some of the finest awnings and solar shades available today. Their products hold up during inclement weather, increase the value of your home and decrease energy consumption.

NuImage allows you to create an outdoor space that will let you entertain family and friends knowing they are protected from harmful UV rays while still enjoying the great outdoors

If you have any questions about NuImage Awnings, give us a call today and book a free in-house consultation. A designer will come out to your home to discuss the specific nature of your property and vision. 

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