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Prep Your Retractable Awning for Fall with These Helpful Tips

As the weather starts to cool down and the leaves start changing colors, it’s time for fall to come around. Whether you are sad to see summer go or are looking forward to fall festivities, there are several things you should do to get your home ready for the colder months - this includes preparing your awning. Here are some tips to help you get your awning prepped for fall. Cleaning Your Retractable Awning Fabric Preparing your awning for the fall begins with a deep cleaning. Start by brushing off any leaves, dirt, and other debris that have accumulated over...

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Causes of Awning Damage (and How to Avoid Them)

If you are in the market for a new retractable awning or have just recently purchased one, you may be concerned about how long it will last and how to protect it. While awnings are great for protection from the elements, they can accumulate damage from the elements. Here are some common causes of wear and tear for awnings and how you can avoid them. Excessive Rain While awnings are designed to protect from the rain, it’s possible for excessive rain to damage your awning. If the fabric of your awning is loose, it can actually capture water and cause...

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Are Awnings Better Than Patio Umbrellas?

When the weather is hot, having shading is important to enjoying time outside. Events like barbecues and pool parties always benefit from having adequate solar protection. With awnings and patio umbrellas being the most popular choices for outdoor shading, how can you determine which is best for you. Here are some reasons awnings can be better than patio umbrellas. Elemental Protection When it comes to protection from wind, rain, and sun, both awnings and patio umbrellas are suitable options. While patio umbrellas are portable, they can often be damaged at high winds and do not provide as much coverage as...

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3 Reasons to Invest in Retractable Awnings

Retractable awnings are one of the best investments you can make for your home this summer. While most individuals purchase awnings to create their dream outdoor space, there are many other benefits of retractable awnings that most people aren’t aware of. Here are some reasons you should invest in retractable awnings this summer: 1) Retractable awnings save you money The sweltering sun can really rack up your cooling costs in the summer. While you might think that retractable awnings are an expensive initial investment, they can actually pay for themselves overtime and save you money. This is because retractable awnings...

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How to Build a Dream Outdoor Room

  Summer is almost here, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to build your dream outdoor space. Not only will an outdoor space create endless memories with you. Outdoor spaces utilize outdoor shading fixtures to make it feel cooler outside and allow you to enjoy the outdoors in comfort. Here are some key aspects of every dream outdoor room: Outdoor Shading The most crucial part of every dream outdoor room is the shade. The proper outdoor shading installments can make the outdoors enjoyable even on the hottest days. This can be done either by installing a retractable awning or...

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How to Close your Awnings Properly For The Season

Awnings are expensive investments that help to shield our homes away from the heat during the spring and summer months. Now that fall and winter is around the corner, it is time to plan to take these items down. If you continue to keep your awning up doing the colder months, then you could be blocking heat from your home. The sun in the fall and winter may not provide as much heat as it does in the spring and summer months but it does make a difference. When your awning blocks the sun in the fall or winter months,...

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How to Clean An Awning Made of Sunbrella Fabric

It’s the perfect time to take out your awning, but what if it is dirty? Cleaning your retractable awning made from Sunbrella acrylic fabrics can be easy with these tips. 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...

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Retractable Awnings Provide Protection From The Elements

With the warm summer months finally among us it’s that time of year again to enjoy the outdoors. There Is nothing better than sitting outside on a warm summer night watching the fireflies light up the yard, or grilling up your favorite summer time specialties and enjoying your dinner outdoors. Has an unexpected rain shower ever ruined your plans to enjoy the night or your dinner outdoors? There is nothing worse than having your patio unexpectedly drenched by a quick passing thunderstorm just as you set the table. Don’t let the rain deter your dinner plans! Retractable awnings are a...

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Retractable Awnings Prove Effective In Reducing Air Conditioning Costs

Saving money on energy bills has always been very important to homeowners. In the summer heat, we are inclined to turn up the air conditioning. By investing in a retractable awning, you can expand your awning and prevent the sun from not only heating up your patio, but also your home itself. Awnings are an investment, but the many beneficial returns, paint a clear picture as to why so many homeowners decide to invest in them. Retractable awnings allow you to create that shady spot outdoors and then you are more inclined to lower your air conditioning indoors. Awnings will...

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Retractable Awnings Offer Many Solutions

When most people think about awnings, they imagine the type that hangs over movie theaters or barber shops, but there is another kind of awning that is great for any home or business: a retractable awning. Retractable awnings offer many solutions and are becoming increasingly popular for many reasons, including versatility and affordability. 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 Choosing a retractable awning will...

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