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5 Things to Ask Before You Buy a Retractable Awning

So you’re in the market for a retractable awning, that’s a wise choice!  But it’s a big purchase, and you’re a smart buyer so you’ll want to do some research before you sign the dotted line.We hope these questions will help you make an informed purchase decision. Where will the awning be installed?For most of our customers, the awning will be over a deck or a door.  Ask if the location will fit your needs and provide the protection from the shade you’re hoping for. How will the awning be mounted?The awning can be mounted to the exterior wall, to the roof […]

Retractable Awning Wear And Tear…What Causes It?

Your business’s image truly defines who you are and provides potential customers with an initial judgement of your services. This is why keeping the exterior of your business in an aesthetically appealing condition is key to maintaining and gaining new clients. Since your storefront retractable awning contributes to your business’s image, it is wise to keep it in an excellent condition and there are numerous ways to prevent excessive wear and tear. Since an awning experiences the rough weather conditions of winter, spring, summer and fall, it is inevitable that its color may fade or get a bit dirty. Though […]

Awning Accessories Can Enhance Your Outdoor Occasions

Spending time outside on your deck or patio under the comfort of an awning is always a must when friends of family are around. The level of comfort is always greatest outside when the weather is warm and the sun isn’t beating down on you. Though you may be able to enjoy occasions like these for some hours during the day, there are many factors that can come into play to disturb this wonderful level of comfort. Fortunately, awning accessories may be the right solution to help you enjoy times like these even more, so don’t let a drop in […]

How An Awning Can Make Your Business Stand Out

Making your business stand out more than the rests is a goal for many, yet it can be a difficult one. Whether it be a restaurant, shop or some form of service provider, being noticed by people passing or recognized by people passing by can benefit you greatly. Of course there are numerous ways of obtaining attention from by passers, but making an addition to the exterior of your business that looks professional and appealing is key. Having existed for centuries, awnings have provided a significant form of advertisement and high level of appeal to businesses throughout the world. With […]

What Are Retractable Awnings Made Of?

Retractable awnings have a broad history since the ancient times in Egypt when they were used to provide shade from the hot, blistering sun. Although the use of awnings is not as essential as it was in ancient Egyptian times, they still provide a considerable amount of protection for the sun’s penetrating rays, wind, and rain. Today, residential retractable awnings are used on doors or windows in homes and offices using different styles and materials that are considered aesthetic and creative. Awning Materials In earlier days, awnings were made of materials such as wood, canvas, and metal. However, with time […]

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 […]