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  • Yes Versatility Is Possible with Retractable Awnings!

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    Retractable AwningsWhen most people think about awnings, they imagine the eye catching kind that hangs over businesses or movie theaters, but there is another kind of awning that is great for any home or business. Retractable awnings are becoming increasingly popular.

    Hassle-free Removal
    A retractable awning provides shade and protection when needed, but they are not a hassle to remove when you want a clear view. They offer restaurants a way to give their patrons an outdoor meal so long as it is warm enough outside. For residential use, they are the perfect way to make any patio, porch, or walkway the perfect way to thoroughly enjoy the outdoors.

    Suitable 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 number of different materials that give you varying amounts of light and color choices. This makes it easier to find a retractable awning that will match your home.  It then appears as a natural extension, and not an awkward add on. You can also choose the length of the awning, so that it does not extend beyond your area or leave out parts you want to protect.

    Cost-effective
    Typically, these very versatile awnings only have attachments to the house, meaning you won’t have to contend with polls and rods in your way or view. You save not only on your heating and cooling bills with these awnings, but you can also protect them when they are not in use. This extends their life span, so that you do not have to consider replacing them for several years.

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    About Gary Kerr

    Gary Kerr is the Owner of The Awning Company, a pioneer in the awning industry that works with window awnings. Kerr is committed to providing the best customer service and high quality shade for patiosto his clients. The Awning Company is a place where quality meets affordability,and Kerr and his team arededicated to their work and believe in overall customer satisfaction.

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  • Motorized and Manual Retractable Awnings: Pick the Best

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    Retractable AwningRetractable awnings are the attractive overhead coverings you have no doubt seen on windows and doors of buildings and homes. Sometimes awnings cover walkways and display business names. They help provide shading and extra decor, especially on patios.

    Regular awnings are designed to stay in place year round, whereas the retractable types can be taken down and stored when not in use. The two popular options for retractable awnings are manual and motorized. The following details explain the benefits of retractable awnings in case you are considering them for home improvement:

    Manual

    • A person is needed to turn a crank or handle for opening and closing.

    • Modern awnings do not require much human strength.

    • When power goes out, manual awnings are useful for replacing air conditioning.

    • There are no mechanical problems to worry about.

    • Maintenance is minimal compared with motorized awnings.

    • Manual awnings are more affordable than electric awnings.

    • Easy installation makes manual a more popular choice for the common person.

    • Vertical rods provide additional support.

    Motorized

    • The awning unfurls automatically, powered by an electric motor.

    • Less time is needed for opening and closing awnings.

    • Electric telescoping arms open and close awnings.

    • Motorized awnings look more modern.

    • Sensors can be installed to detect wind motion, activating automatic retraction.

    • Sun sensors automatically control shading and cooling which lowers energy bills.

    Manual or motorized, awnings can help make an outdoor space more comfortable, especially during the summer with their cooling benefits. Some people prefer manual awnings because they don’t want to bother with wiring issues, which can take extra time to set up. Those who prefer motorized awnings don’t mind paying extra for more convenience. Either way, awnings can add a classy appearance and value to your property. If you need expert advice on retractable awnings contact The Awning Company.

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    About Gary Kerr

    Gary Kerr is the Owner of The Awning Company, a pioneer in the awning industry that works withSunbrella outdoor fabric. Kerr is committed to providing the best customer service and high quality shade for patios to his clients. The Awning Company
    is a place where quality meets affordability, and Kerr and his team are dedicated to their work and believe in overall customer satisfaction.

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  • Cool off Ideas Under a Retractable Awning

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    Retractable AwningRetractable awnings serve several purposes. They provide shade and protect interior of your home from damage caused by UV rays, direct sunlight, and rain. Awnings do much more than just cover your patio. When a homeowner has the right type of information, they can choose one of several varieties of patio awnings that will protect their home and family from the heat of the sun and unexpected storms and downpours. Both stationary and retractable awnings provide many different types of benefits and will pay for themselves several times over.

    • Makes an ideal covering for parties and dinners.
      Retractable awnings provide a cool, shaded environment that is ideal for hosting parties or family dinners. They provide ample lighting without the heat and discomfort that is often felt when people are forced to sit in the direct sunlight. Many retractable awnings can be adjusted to pitch downward as the sun sets, offering long lasting protection. Once the sun has gone down, the awning can be put up so that guests can enjoy a night of stargazing.
    • Larger awnings can offer shade for pools and hot tubs.
      Larger awnings can be extended outward to reach over a portion of your swimming pool or to cover a hot tub. While it may not cover the entire pool, it will provide a small amount of shade for an area of the pool. This is ideal for families with small children. Parents want their children to be able to enjoy the pool and with a retractable awning they can do that without worrying about receiving too much sunlight.
    • Offer privacy by preventing neighbors from looking down to your home.
      Neighbors who live in two story homes or apartment buildings often have a birds’ eye view of what goes on in your backyard, and sometimes, even within your home. A retractable awning gives you the privacy you need and deserve and keeps prying eyes from intruding on your personal life. When an awning is pitched at an angle, it can also obstruct the view of individuals who are at ground level.
    • Enhance the look of your home.
      Awnings are made of durable materials and come in a variety of colors, styles and patterns. Their compact design doesn’t detract from the look when they are rolled up and stored. When they are extended, they not only protect the interior and exterior of the home from excessive amounts of sunlight, they beautify and enhance the look of the home. This can result in an increase in the homes’ value as well as a higher re-sell price if you choose to sell your property.
    • Provides cool, shaded area where children can play outside.
      Children love to play outside. Parents often worry about small children and toddlers getting too much sun. A retractable awning provides a safe place for children to play, and even nap, during the hottest part of the day. Adding an awning to your home gives children the opportunity to be outside for much longer periods without risking their sensitive skin to excessive amounts of sunlight.
    • Allows you to relax outside in the heat of the day.
      During the hottest part of the day, being outside can be extremely uncomfortable. With a retractable awning in place, you can enjoy your patio or porch without worrying about the sun beating down on your shoulders.
    • Protects from rain and heavy downpours.
      A sturdy retractable awning will help protect the family from getting wet if a sudden shower would pop up. Awnings not only keep the porch or patio dry, they prevent water from being blown or sent through window screens. While most people are worried about damage from sunlight, rain can also cause damage and should be considered when choosing an awning.

    Contact the professionals at The Awning Company to find out how retractable awnings can help you keep cool in the summer, add value to your home and create a virtual oasis right in your very own back yard. They can give you the information you need to make an informed decision and choose the right type of awning for your personal needs.

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    About Gary Kerr

    Gary Kerr is the Owner of The Awning Company, a pioneer in the awning industry, based at Orange County. Kerr is committed to providing the best customer service and high quality canvas patio covers
    to his clients. The Awning Company is a place where quality meets affordability, and customer satisfaction.

    Tags: decorative awnings, retractable awnings, retractable awnings orange county, retractable skylight awning, window awning
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  • Awnings Can Save Energy Costs in Summer

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    Awnings in SummerLong summer days and warm nights make for an ideal opportunity to enjoy your outdoor space at home, especially if you’ve spent time and effort creating a patio area for your family to enjoy and to entertain your friends in. The downside is that although your energy bills for heating and lighting will be lower, the money will just trickle straight out of your bank account on expensive air conditioning to keep your house cool.

    Keeping Cool
    However, one practical and beautiful addition to your patio space that will not only keep you and your family cool but make a sizeable inroad into cutting your air conditioning bills is a window awning.

    Environmentally Friendly
    Direct sunlight shining through your glass windows can account for as much as 20% of the load on your air conditioning system, so cutting those energy costs is not only a smart financial move but good for the planet too.

    Practical and Flexible
    Awnings and blinds are available in a variety of designs and styles. It can be worked either via a pulley system or even motorized for your adjustments, giving you the option of part or fully retracting them. After all, if you’re looking to cut air-conditioning costs in summer, it makes sense to be able to cut heating bills in winter by taking advantage of bright, sunny days by fully retracting your awning.

    Cost-effective, fixed or portable awnings will not only help to cut your bills year round but will be an attractive and practical addition to your home.

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    About Gary Kerr

    Gary Kerr is the Owner of The Awning Company, a pioneer in the awning industry that works with window awnings. Kerr is committed to providing the best customer service and high quality shade for patiosto his clients. The Awning Company is a place where quality meets affordability,and Kerr and his team arededicated to their work and believe in overall customer satisfaction.

    Tags: canvas patio covers, commercial awnings, retractable awnings orange county, Shade for patio, Sunbrella outdoor fabric
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  • Experience Family Fun Under the Awning With Eclipse

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    The retractable awning can make your family outdoor activities fun and engaging as you relax in your backyard. The shade and cool air the awning provides makes it easier for everyone to enjoy their outdoor meals during the hot summer months. Awnings provide everyone with a reason to be outside even when it is shining.

    Below are some things you must consider before having an awning installed on your home:

      1. Be sure it’s the right size:

    Remember the whole purpose of the awning is to extend your living quarters into a comfortable, open setting. In this case, bigger is better! Let your awning extend as farther as it extends. You will have more area to enjoy quality time with family and friends.

      1. Maintain it properly: 

    Luckily with awnings they require very little maintenance. A simple wipe down will remove any accumulated dust or debris.

      1. Select good material: 

    The material of the shade will determine its usefulness even when the weather is extreme. Most homeowners would like to have a shade to enjoy outdoor space all year round.

    • Get additional benefits

     

    There are many benefits an awning will provide. It will lower your energy bill during the hot summer months. It will add protection to your furniture from sun exposure while providing an extensive amount of shade when hanging out with family on the patio. Aside for protecting the outdoor furniture the shade will keep you safe from the suns harmful UV rays.

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    About Gary Kerr

    Gary Kerr is the Owner of The Awning Company, a pioneer in retractable awnings in Orange County. Kerr is committed to providing the best customer service and high quality shade for patios to his clients. The Awning Company is a place where quality meets affordability,and Kerr and his team are dedicated to their work and believe in overall customer satisfaction.

    Tags: decorative awnings, outdoor roll up shades, Shade for patio, Sunbrella outdoor fabric, window awning
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  • Best Sun Shading for You: Eclipse Retractable Awning

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    Living in any area where the sun is inevitable means enjoying the sun when it’s available. If you live in a semi-warm state with seasonal changes or you live in a state where the sun is always shining, why not add to your outdoor space with retractable awnings?

    Here are three benefits if you are thinking about getting retractable awnings for your home and outdoor spaces: Retractable Awnings

    • Adaptable
    The biggest benefit to retractable awnings is that they give you the ability to adapt to various seasonal changes. For example, if you live in a really hot climate like Florida, California or Arizona, the sun and humidity can get really hot after a while.

    During the mild months you can keep the retractable awning rolled up but when it gets really hot around July and August you can activate the retractable awnings to provide a nice cool shaded area. But that doesn’t mean these can’t be used in season states too. In fact, these awnings can actually be deactivated in cooler months to allow the sun to peek into your windows to warm your indoor spaces too.

    • Customizable
    Retractable awnings are also terrific for people that want the ability to customize their retractable awnings. These awnings come in a variety of colors and sizes to match your existing outdoor space.

    There are also various materials that you can choose from and you can also pick from either an automatic or manual system for your ease.

    • Long lasting
    Because these awnings are adaptable to a variety of climates and locations, they are made from tough materials that won’t fade from the sun and heat and they won’t tear from the wind, rain, snow or sleet.

    In fact, these awnings will hold up quite well under almost any extreme climate.

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    About Gary Kerr

    Gary Kerr is the Owner of The Awning Company a pioneer in the awning industry, based at Orange County. Kerr is committed to providing the best customer service and high quality shade for patios to his clients. The Awning Company is a place where quality meets affordability, and Kerr and his team are dedicated to their work and believe in overall customer satisfaction.

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