Why Awnings New Hampshire?


  • Owner Rod Ladman has been in the awnings industry for over 30 years. He and his crew have installed hundreds of awnings safely and securely
  • They have a long-standing reputation for honesty and integrity as a local provider, and subsequently have a large portfolio of very satisfied customers
  • Awnings NH is Incorporated, and provides comprehensive liability insurance and worker’s compensation for each of it’s highly trained employees
  • The company prides itself on finding answers to challenging installations. Other awnings companies say “it CAN’T be done”,  Awnings NH says “It CAN be done”
  • The company’s number one concern is making sure their customers are 100% satisfied with their awning and it’s installation


“It was a pleasure to work with everyone at this company from the extremely knowledgeable owner and his lovely wife, to the very competent and courteous installers (all off whom came all the way to Boothbay Harbor). Anyone considering an awning in New England, should buy it from Awnings NH!”

Carolyn Beers, Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Why Sunesta Retractable Awnings?

    • Sunesta Custom Retractable Awnings And Screens has been in business since 1981 (40 years)
    • They are recognized in the awnings industry as a pioneer. Respected for their innovation and precision engineering.
    • These are high-quality, American-made products with the manufacturer being based in Jacksonville, Florida
    • They boast a quick turnaround: They can have your custom awning ready to ship in 5 days.
    • Every retractable awning is custom-made, with some models offering widths of up to 40′ wide and projections of up to 14′ 8″
    • They have many great accessories to choose from, like LED lighting, awning covers for winter protection, drop valances, wind and sun sensors and more
    • The warranties on their shade products are the best in the nation


“Great and true customer-focused company – Rod and Keira are extremely friendly, detailed and care for their customers’ needs. They provided us with in-depth explanations and advice and gave a great price. The installation was quick and the installers Jacob and Eric were awesome too – explained the process and checked constantly what we wanted to make final adjustments. Hoping to not need to request service but believe that they will provide great warranty/maintenance service if needed too. Love the awning they installed!”

Ivan Grigov, Nashua,  NH


Back in 1975, Rod began his first window treatment and wall covering business, which was called “Up Against The Wall”. Since that time he has managed his own retail outlet, and has partnered with dozens of interior designers to help with both their sales and installation. In the 1980’s he established Rod Ladman’s Window Designs, a window treatment and design company, specializing in the top quality Hunter Douglas line, and has since served thousands of satisfied customers throughout both New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

In 1989 , while looking to expand his design business and to further serve the needs of his customers, Rod formed Awnings New Hampshire. After researching the market for the best shade products to carry, he decided on Sunesta Awnings .

Sunesta is a trusted pioneer and innovator in the awning industry, with a reputation for engineering excellence. Rod completed intensive training at Sunesta’s manufacturing facility in order for him to become an authorized dealer. Awnings New Hampshire now offers a wide variety of both residential and commercial awnings for homeowners and business owners and is now the exclusive Sunesta dealer for all of New Hampshire as well as southeastern and coastal Maine.

Sunesta’s extensive product line of motorized awnings, patio covers, solar screens and shelters are unsurpassed in quality and the choice of styles, colors and fabrics are a homeowner’s dream. Safety, dependability, and beauty are the hallmark of Sunesta products


retractable screen systems

Retractable Screens

Our line of Retractable Screen Systems cool and ventilate your home in a natural way. Built for years of trouble-free operation, and available in designer colors.

sunesta retractable sunscreen

Solar Screens and Shades

These elegant roll up screens allow total vertical sun control of your covered outdoor space. Motorized or manual operation with widths up to 24′ and heights up to 12′

awning care and maintenance

Awning Care & Maintenance

While we specialize in installing and servicing Sunesta products, we can sometimes service and repair other awning brands as well. Call with your needs.

retractable roof shelter

Retractable Shelters

Sunesta’s retractable roof systems and shelters offer full sun and rain protection over an existing pergola or sunroom. Available in a variety of fabrics and materials

The Awnings New Hampshire Advantage

“We look forward to taking on challenging jobs as we pride ourselves on being problem solvers. We have often found solutions when other contractors could not. Just tell us what you need and we’ll be on it. Rod’s #1 priority is in seeing 100% customer satisfaction. As he explains, “We provide peace of mind in knowing that your awning will function perfectly and look beautiful for years to come. I know awnings and I guarantee my work”


“Where would I be without those awnings? Roasting in a very hot house! They’ve been in for at least ten years and work just beautifully. I’m particularly fond of the three big awnings on the bank of nine windows overlooking Squam Lake to the southwest. Each covers three large windows and they work together. Being electrified, it only takes pushing one button to lower them all. Best of all, if a stiff breeze comes along they are not in danger…. they automatically retract!”

Dale Mayer, Center Sandwich, NH

WINDOW DESIGNS and AWNINGS NH, Inc. is fully incorporated with complete liability and workman’s compensation provided for all employees.

If you’d like to learn more about the history and use of awnings, you should find this Wikipedia article interesting

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