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Advancements in Awnings

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Retractable AwningWhether you’re enjoying a hot tub in the snow or watching the rain, installing an awning for your windows and doors gives you the opportunity to enjoy activities outdoors, regardless of the weather. With this summer guide to awnings, you won’t be left in the dark about features to look for and factors to consider.
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Popularity of Awnings in 2015

Posted: Monday, June 8th, 2015 | Filed under: awnings, modern window treatments, Types of window treatments, window treatments
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Exterior AwningsWhen you think about the neighborhoods and downtown areas of Manhattan in the 19th and 20th centuries, brightly colored awnings generally come to mind.  Although they had great visual appeal and lent character to streetscapes, they also served a functional role, protecting passersby and products from the sun while still allowing light to pass through.  Even on a rainy day, downtown areas could bustle as shoppers paused to check out their favorite window displays.  Over time awnings on commercial buildings evolved to become more embellished pieces with logos and names designed to grab attention.  The stripes that are common today in exterior home awnings also were popular back then. Read more »

Awnings Are a Perfect Addition to Any Home

Posted: Monday, August 25th, 2014 | Filed under: awnings, retractable awnings
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terrace awing 1Having your very own outdoor area is a dream-come-true for any homeowner, especially if it is a terrace with a gorgeous view. This additional space can serve multiple purposes, from an exterior dining area to a lounge area where you can entertain guests under a moonlit sky. Sounds charming, no? But during the day when it is warm and the sun is shining brightly, it can feel just a little too hot for comfort. For this reason many homeowners choose to add retractable awnings overlooking the exterior area so they can provide shelter for themselves and any visitors to the home. Read more »

The Latest and Greatest in Smart Home Technology

Posted: Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 | Filed under: motorized window treatments, retractable awnings, Smart Homes
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P1010625The “Smart Home” has been a marketing catch phrase for a while, but this month Apple kicked it into high gear by focusing on family and the “smart home” in its WWDC presentation to the tech world.  Of course, there are many people who already live in smart homes.  Technologically savvy homeowners and apartment dwellers have long known that conveniences such as remote operated security systems, remote shading systems, and other home electronic devices can make life both easier and more economical.  A smart home can provide better analysis of power usage, and let homeowners determine where and when to cut back for better energy conservation and cost savings.  It has real world implications as well.  For example, people with older parents may soon find that a smart home can deliver more safety on everything from generating alerts if someone falls, to ensuring water is shut off, and ovens and stoves are not left on. Read more »

How to Increase Your Apartment Property Value – Retractable Awnings

Posted: Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 | Filed under: awnings, retractable awnings
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013Real estate in New York City is a fierce and competitive market.  Buyers and sellers of apartments, condos, and townhouses all strive to out do each other with fancy perks and amenities.  But there’s a simple secret for having the most desirable real estate:  Being able to offer a slice of outdoor life (no matter how big or small) via a backyard, terrace, patio, or balcony.  Now, take it one step further and make that outdoor space irresistible by incorporating a retractable awning.  Doubt us?  Look at some of the current real estate listings and you will see, outdoor spaces protected by overhead awnings (retractable fabric awnings are ideal) are, simply put, the best way to increase the value of your real estate at the highest rate of investment return. Read more »