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Save Costs with a Commercial Awning for Your Business

Commercial awnings are a great way for businesses to advertise their wares and really enhance the outdoor aesthetics of their brick-and-mortar storefronts. Awnings are fully customizable in terms of color scheme and design and allow business owners the chance to bring in more customers without sacrificing either curb appeal or energy efficiency.  What’s actually remarkable is that commercial awnings can block the amount of glare and sunlight that permeates your store, which in turn reduces your energy, electricity and cooling costs since you’ve effectively reduced the heat gain. While heat gain in commercial buildings is a complex topic in its own […]

Tips for Keeping Your Retractable Awning Looking Awesome

If you own a retractable awning, you want to keep it in the best shape possible. After all, it is outdoors, and exposed to the elements constantly: from rain to dirt to storms to outdoor animals like birds and squirrels. Check out these tips for maintaining your retractable awning and keeping it looking great and in tip-top shape. Use Commercial Awning Cleaners When you find that you have a stain on your awning or there is mildew on it, use a commercial cleaner that is created for awning fabrics. Spraying the inside and outside with the cleaner, rolling it, and […]

Retractable Awnings Can Save You Money

During summer your house can easily become overheated. This phenomenon is caused because the sunbeams pass through your house windows, warming the air inside and therefore causing a heat buildup. Under such conditions, the temperature within your house is higher than it should be. Preventing this from happening is as easy as installing new awnings to your property to deflect solar radiation, which will save you loads of money in cooling. Saving Money by Preventing Overheating The most effective and economic way to prevent overheating is implementing sun protection measures such as awnings, which will allow you to reach the […]

Entertainment Under the Awning

A retractable awning provides shade when you need it keeping you cool and protected from the sun’s harmful rays.  But what about barbequing under it or having your retractable awning out in the rain? You can barbeque under your awning provided it is installed at the proper height and your grill is maintained.  Always clean your grill before barbequing to avoid excess grease and flames.  When having it installed, let your professional designer know that you’d like to place your grill under the awning for cooking.  They will be sure to measure for the proper height for installation. When it […]

Do Retractable Awnings Increase Home Value?

Before deciding on whether or not to install a new retractable awning, most homeowners will ask themselves if this new fixture will increase the value of their home. The answer is yes! A retractable awning not only easily installs against your home to more space inside, but it also provides an easily accessible shaded outdoor living space in which you can relax. Installing a new retractable awning will automatically increase the value of your home since it will create additional space that did not previously exist. Most modern American families manage living with very minimal space but an awning can […]

The Benefits Of Retractable Awnings Over Fixed Awnings

Making the decision to choose retractable awnings over fixed awnings is an excellent choice. We aren’t just saying that because we are a top retractable awning manufacturer, we are saying that because it is true. If you stop and consider all the benefits to a retractable awning the choice is evident. The fixed awning does provide great sun protection and lots of luxurious shade, but then again so does the retractable awning. We think it is the extra details that set the two apart. Longer Lasting The lifetime of an awning is a big factor to consider and one perhaps […]