Awnings by Haas – Outdoor Coverings with a Personal Touch
Awnings and shade products allow homeowners to create privacy and enjoy the shade in the hotter months of summer and provide shelter to enjoy the outdoor life and soak up some sun during the colder months of the year as well. Awnings by Haas offers premier products made to the highest standards, including retractable deck and patio awnings, solar screens and shades, retractable roof systems, and even infrared heaters.
“We’re the frosting on the cake for outdoor spaces,” smiled Susan Haas, along with her husband Jim own Awnings by Haas. When it comes to outdoors spaces, Awnings by Haas knows how to make things classy and unique by providing shade and shelter.
Among the services they provide are their design ideas, personal installation and include highly durable louvered roof systems, which can transform an outdoor space to a year-round living area. With a simple touch of a button, you can open and shut the louvers to provide the ultimate shade and sun cover. Awnings by Haas also offers coverings for canopies and enclosures for carports with HOA allowance.
Awnings by Haas features Sunesta® retractable awnings, which provide sun protection that is 15 degrees cooler on average, and custom-built screens that help protect homeowners and their guests from the elements. To further extend time outdoors, Awnings by Haas can install Infrared Heating Systems that keep the heat in during the cooler months. A great way to start Spring sooner and linger into Fall longer.
How it all started
Jim and Susan Haas are as successful in business as they are in love, now married for 32 years. With a blended family that includes nine grandchildren, they take every moment of life to celebrate together and keep things fun. It started with a fateful trip by Susan when she decided to visit her sister in Hayes, Kansas. They went to the local Country & Western bar where she met the love of her life. “Jim asked me if I wanted to dance and told me he was getting ready to ship out overseas to the Desert Storm conflict the next day for four months.” The attraction was immediate as Jim said he would write to Susan every day, which he certainly did! When he returned four months later, he asked her to marry him.
A match made in heaven, Jim worked as a builder in the past and Susan specialized as a wall-paper hanger and painter. Together they decided to buy a carpet store in Manhattan, Kansas around 2002. “We toured the old Shaw Carpet Mill warehouse to learn more about the carpet business and get more of a handle on what we needed to do to run a successful carpet business,” she explained. To expand, they incorporated selling awnings and shades from the store. She went on to say, “We signed the lease there for 5 years then moved to Kansas City in 2007. The first thing we did was get a booth at the Home and Outdoor Show and displayed our awnings and shades.”
This was only the beginning; they went on to do 40+ Home Shows together and their business took off. In 2006 Awnings by Haas was born.
With the same passion for their business and a desire to assist customers with exactly what they want and need – whether shelter for an event space or a classy touch to an outdoor living area – Awnings by Haas provides proven systems of sun control for both comfort and protection. All products are professionally installed and come with strong warranties.
If you love being outdoors and want to enhance that outdoor space for year-round living, consider the awning and shade options from Awnings by Haas. With 20+ years of industry experience, Jim and Susan provide some of the best products and ideas suitable for both residential and commercial applications which can be operated manually or through motorized means.
Awnings and shade products not only allow homeowners to create privacy and enjoy the shade in the hotter months of summer, but they also provide a way to still enjoy the outdoor life year-round including the colder months of the year. Awnings by Haas offers premier products made to the highest standards, including retractable deck and patio awnings, solar screens and shades, retractable roof systems, and even infrared heaters.
“Solar shades are a great way to increase the time you can spend outside entertaining and dining, using the best of the sun and the shade,” explained Susan. “Our shades can make 35-degree temperatures outside go up to 65 degrees with an outdoor fireplace, and some have been tested to withstand winds up to 50 miles per hour.”
In other words, awnings and shades help you adapt to the seasons and can be customized to enhance the beauty of your property. Awnings by Haas offers jobs big and small and recently assisted a customer who had no luck with other companies installing a full 28-foot screen to accompany the outdoor space at their new modern Westside home. Other companies wanted to split that screen in half and support it with a post in-between the sections. Awnings by Haas was able to provide one full screen, successfully meeting the clients’ wants and expectations while also beautifying the entire space.
Awnings by Haas also travels outside the Kansas City metro area and recently fulfilled an order for and installed extremely large shades in a Topeka home. According to Awnings by Haas, people love being able to close in their lanais, especially if they are situated in an area where trees are sparse. Homeowners can stylishly and functionally close the entire porch for full year-round usage.
For more information on Awnings by Haas call 913.499.1896, or visit awningsbyhaas.com