A retractable awning is a major investment for most homeowners – typically running between $4,000-10,000+ for a fully custom made, professionally installed unit. Before you plunk down your hard-earned cash, consider these 10 key factors. Doing your homework can save you time and money, and help to avoid more of life’s headaches. 1. Who are you purchasing from? With this size investment, you’ll want to check out your local dealer(s) with the Better Business Bureau and request references from your area. No matter how good the product is, the dealer selection is almost as important. You can also check Angie’s […]
Great for Any Purpose Retractable awnings can be both flexible and versatile, making them ideal for nearly any kind of residence or business. You can choose from a variety of colors made from high-quality fabric that blocks out different amounts of light. A retractable awning will complement your personal taste and the style of your home. It’s a natural extension, and not an awkward add-on. You can also choose the length of the awning, so that it doesn’t extend beyond your patio or deck area, or leave out parts you want to protect. Cost-effective Typically, these awnings only have attachments […]
While the awning is on the frame, you can conduct light cleaning. Brush off loose dirt with a soft bristle brush. Hose down fabrics on a monthly basis with clean water, which helps prevent dirt from becoming deeply embedded in the fabric, and eliminates the need for more thorough cleaning. Typically, a thorough cleaning of your awning will be needed every two to three years. For tough cleaning jobs to get rid of dirt and mildew, prepare a cleaning solution of water and mild soap or dishwashing liquid. Use a soft bristle brush to scrub away dirt and debris. Allow […]
If you’re looking to spend time outdoors with family or friends under a retractable awning, this is the perfect time! During nice, warm, and sunny weather, many homeowners choose to sit under an awning or shade to enjoy their outdoor living areas. Yet, after many months of not using it, you may come across some problems when trying to take it out. Here are some common awning installation issues and solutions. Issue: The awning makes a knocking or cracking noise when extending or retracting. Solution: The awning brackets have not been tightened completely. Be sure the square torsion bar is […]
As a society we’ve seen a shift to become “greener” with energy efficiency at the top of the lists. Go green by reducing energy & cost all while adding value to your home with retractable awnings. According to the Professional Awning Manufacturers Association, awnings can reduce air conditioning costs by as much as 25%. Here’s how it works, it keeps your house cooler by deflecting hot sun rays, thus saving you money on cooling your home. You can save big on energy bills by spending less time indoors utilizing lights and air conditioning. By filtering the amount of incoming light, […]
Retractable awnings for the patio or deck are a convenient solution to protect you and your family from the sun and rain. Whether you are hosting an outdoor party or relaxing in the shade, these awnings allow you to fully enjoy the time you spend outdoors. Have you ever wondered how awnings work and what they are made of? Maybe you’re considering adding this feature to your own home, but you’re not sure if it’s the right fit for you. Learn more about what makes retractable awnings unique, how to operate them and what types are available to choose from. […]
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