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Are Awnings Only For Old Homes?

Are Awnings Only For Old Homes?

If you haven't kept up with the advances in the way awnings look and perform, you might be surprised at what you can buy. Awnings of today are anything but outdated. They're a gorgeous solutions to make your home more comfortable while providing a diversity of...

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Why Should I Put New Siding ON My House?

Why Should I Put New Siding ON My House?

Siding protects your house from tough weather like rain, snow and wind, while also helping to keep your home properly insulated. The second purpose of siding is to make the house appealing to others, which is very important if you plan on selling your home in the...

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How do I know what size awning to buy?

How do I know what size awning to buy?

To get an over-all idea of the awning size you need, measure the area that you want to cover. This includes spaces with patio sets, door walls outside or above multiple windows. The measurement you take will give you an idea of what size awning you'll need, large or...

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What Are Some Benefits Of Having An Awning?

What Are Some Benefits Of Having An Awning?

Awnings and Canopies can offer defense from the sun, rain, snow, sleet and hail. They will direct rain away from the brick or siding surrounding your windows and doors. This will extend the life of the sealant around your windows therefore protecting you from...

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Are Outdoor Kitchen’s Worth Putting In?

Are Outdoor Kitchen’s Worth Putting In?

Outdoor Kitchens continue to grow in popularity, and experts in the space believe that an outdoor kitchen significantly increases the value of a home. An outdoor kitchen should be located close to the home. The closer your outdoor cooking area is to your home's...

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Do Outdoor Kitchens Last?

Do Outdoor Kitchens Last?

An outdoor kitchen is an investment that will last you 10 or more years, as long as you maintain the space and clean your appliances consistently. You can have great barbecues, enjoy parties and socials with friends and family, or cook for yourself in the outdoors.

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Are glass railings worth it?

Are glass railings worth it?

By far, glass is the most popular choice for up-to-date railing right now. Glass railing has a striking visual impact, adds openness, makes spaces feel bigger and facilitates light flow. It adds luxury and value to a home and when designed and installed correctly, is...

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Will An Awning Help Reduce Summer Heat?

Will An Awning Help Reduce Summer Heat?

Do awnings help reduce heat? According to some sources, using awnings can greatly reduce the amount of heat a building receives from direct sunlight, and this translates into your air conditioning working less to cool your home or office. A high-quality awning can...

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How Long Does Home Siding Last?

How Long Does Home Siding Last?

Normally speaking, vinyl siding will last anywhere from 10 to 20 year . If you go beyond that, you’re siding probably isn't going to be as effective as it once was. Consider replacing it sooner rather than later.

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Benefits of Installing a Retractable Awning

Benefits of Installing a Retractable Awning

Decreases in AC Bills Awnings limit direct sunlight and therefore help you save on energy bills. Having an awning can decrease your AC bills by 20% during the summer. Awnings can also shade your outdoor AC unit in the summer to keep it cooler for energy productivity....

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Will Awnings Add Value To My Home?

Will Awnings Add Value To My Home?

Adding attractive and well-designed awnings can also have a transformative effect. But besides improving the appearance, a large awning can actually add to your home's usable outdoor space, and that can add value. And in most cases, it will cost a lot less than...

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Are Retractable Awnings Worth The Money?

Are Retractable Awnings Worth The Money?

Once the colder season comes, your awning can retract, letting more sunshine in and making your home heating costs a little lighter in the process. Between energy savings, long lifespan, and the benefits to quality of life that retractable awnings can confer, it seems...

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Is Winter A Good Time To Have A Deck Put On?

Is Winter A Good Time To Have A Deck Put On?

The answer is yes , you can and you should! This may come as a surprise to you but it is actually suggested that you have a new custom deck installed during the winter. Not only will the winter season help in the decking process but there is a whole array of other...

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Placement Of An Outdoor Kitchen

Placement Of An Outdoor Kitchen

An outdoor kitchen should be positioned close to the home. The closer your outdoor cooking area is to your home's backyard entrance, the more convenient it will be for  bringing food to and from the house.

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Are Glass Railings Safe?

Are Glass Railings Safe?

Glass railings are very safe. Children are unable to climb on glass railings because there is no space for them to put a foot. Glass does not rot or decay; it maintains its reliability and remains securely in place. Glass stair railings support structures are...

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Is It Bad To Leave My Awning Up In The Winter?

Is It Bad To Leave My Awning Up In The Winter?

Seasonal canopy  definitely should be removed for the winter. Temporary shade structures are just that, they are temporary. They aren't designed or built to bear bad weather. Putting them away in a timely fashion ensures they'll look attractive and function properly...

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How Often Should I Replace My Windows.

How Often Should I Replace My Windows.

Homeowners who replace their windows will regain about 81 percent of the total cost of the project back when they sell the home. Quality windows should last between 15 and 20 years before you start to think about replacing them. Vinyl windows often provide a 20-25...

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Are There Advantages of Having New Windows?

Are There Advantages of Having New Windows?

Windows can look simple, but they actually have a big impression on the way that a house feels. Energy tends to enter and leave through the windows, so they have a big impact on the home's temperature. They also provide natural lighting and usually makes the home more...

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Signs That You Need New Windows

Signs That You Need New Windows

Drafts and other comfort problems: Old single-pane windows are the most likely to produce uncomfortable drafts, but even newer windows can develop air leaks and broken seals that result in home comfort problems. High energy bills: Drafts aren’t the only result of...

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What Will Happen If I Don’t Replace Home Siding?

What Will Happen If I Don’t Replace Home Siding?

If you fail to replace the siding on your house, you run the risk of your home's exterior appearing unkept. Over time, you also run the risk of your property becoming an eyesore in your neighborhood. On the flip side, replacing siding can give a house an updated...

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Is Fall To Late For Window Replacement?

Is Fall To Late For Window Replacement?

You know you’re in need of a window replacement soon, but when is the best time? Window replacement can be done at any time, even in the winter, but different seasons have their advantages. Here’s some guidance about what makes fall a great time for a window...

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Should I Take My Awnings Down In The Fall?

Should I Take My Awnings Down In The Fall?

The quick answer, no. Shielding your awning in the winter doesn't really mean removing it all together. It is important to retract your awning when not in use during the winter. An unforeseen snowfall can leave your fabric awning screaming from the weight if it is not...

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When Is A Good Time To Replace House Siding

When Is A Good Time To Replace House Siding

Regardless of the type of siding protecting your house, it will need regular maintenance and eventually need to be replaced. Breaking and cracking siding as it ages is a problem you will want to address before it affects other parts of your house. By frequently...

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Benefits With A New Front Door

Benefits With A New Front Door

Replacement door for the front of any home is an important feature for may reasons, it is a key factor influencing a home’s security and its insulation. And the front door can have a big impact on a your homes curb appeal. Security Most people enter their home through...

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Reasons To Add A New Deck To Your Home

Reasons To Add A New Deck To Your Home

A Deck Increases Your Living Space. Two words: form and function. Many homeowners use decks as places to plant herb or container gardens, to enhance the dinner table while adding natural beauty to the outdoor décor. Installing a deck is easier than ever with today's...

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Will An Awning Keep My House Cool In The Summer?

Will An Awning Keep My House Cool In The Summer?

Several different types of awnings are commonly available, including portable, fixed, and retractable designs. One important benefit of the latter is that they can fold up in winter, allowing the sun’s rays to penetrate through windows and glass doors, reducing energy...

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Reasons To Have Skylights

Reasons To Have Skylights

Increase Energy Efficiency Skylights are a great source of natural light and can reduce the need for artificial lighting. While they won’t completely eliminate secondary lighting, flipping the switch just an hour later can improve energy efficiency and help save you...

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When To Replace Siding

When To Replace Siding

Regardless of the type of siding protecting your house, it will need regular care and eventually need to be replaced. Breaking and cracking siding as it ages is a problem you will want to address before it disturbs other parts of your house. There are a assortment of...

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Maybe Time To Get New Windows?

Maybe Time To Get New Windows?

A home’s windows are particularly communicative. They don’t last forever, high-quality, well-maintained windows could last for 20 years or more. If your windows are more than a few decades old, pay attention to what they’re telling you, so you’ll know when they need...

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Cleaning Your Awnings

Cleaning Your Awnings

When your awnings start changing to a darker color, they're definitely past due for a thorough cleaning. The right detergents and the right pressure when cleaning is really important. Too much pressure from your power washer can cause tears to vinyl and other fabrics....

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Whats The Best Kind Of Awning

Whats The Best Kind Of Awning

Retractable awnings are the most popular type of awnings. They provide a great, space-saving solution, as they can be rolled or folded up when not in use. With retractable awnings, there is no fear of damage from wind or storms, as they can be stored away when the...

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What You Want In An Awning

What You Want In An Awning

Awnings are a great addition to your home. Although they tend to be used mostly during the spring and summer, you can get great use out of them all times of the year. Retractable awnings have become increasingly common in current years as they can be used when you...

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Picking The Right Awning

Picking The Right Awning

Awnings are attractive and functional and add style and color to your deck and patio while providing shade and making outdoor entertaining more pleasant. There are many awning styles available, so here are some tips on choosing the right awning for your home: Location...

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Choosing the Right Replacement Windows

Choosing the Right Replacement Windows

Pick a Window Style Windows are an exterior product that is great for saving energy. However, they also provide a significant impact on the outward appearance. A top concern from homeowners is the appearance of the window and how it will blend with their exterior. The...

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Buying A Retractable Awning.

Buying A Retractable Awning.

Acquiring a retractable deck awning is a big deal. While smaller, less-expensive awnings start at around $500, larger, higher-quality awnings can cost as much as $2,000 or more. Before you make the decision to buy a retractable awning, you should learn as much as...

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How Long Will A Window Replacement Take?

How long does it take to install a window? It takes anywhere from 2 hours to half a day to fit a window. The time it takes to install the window will be altered depending on the size and type of window. Installation Time Frames A small of windows can take up to an...

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How Long Do Doors Last?

How Long Do Doors Last?

Is It Hard trying to open and close the front door? If your door is hard to open and close, it may be time to replace it.  When you feel your door sticking in the winter and easy to open and close in the summer, that’s a sure sign of energy rushing out your door.  If...

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Is the pitch of an awning important?

Is the pitch of an awning important?

The pitch regulates how much water may pool on the awning when the awning is fully extended. The less pitch an awning has, the more effect rain will have on the awning. All awnings will eventually fail if too much water or weight is allowed to collect on them. When...

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Will Awnings Bring Up My Home Value?

Will Awnings Bring Up My Home Value?

Adding beautiful and well-designed awnings will have a wonderful effect. But besides improving the appearance, a large awning can truly add to your home's usable outdoor space, and that can add value. They also cost a lot less than building a porch or deck, and in...

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How Long Do Awnings Last

How Long Do Awnings Last

The frame part of a retractable awning can last over twenty years, as long as it is taken care of, while the fabric being more sensitive to inclement weather conditions should be replaced about every ten years.

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Signs You Need New Windows

Signs You Need New Windows

Are the windows single-pane? Most windows today are double pane, which helps prevent heat transfer between indoors and outdoors. Any cracks or rotting in your window frames? Some small cracks or amount of rotting in the frame can be fixed before it spreads. If more...

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Preparing Your Awnings For Winter

Preparing Your Awnings For Winter

Before you start organizing for winter, you should take your time to check it for damages. ... Clear all Debris Wash Your Awning Take Down Awning Fabric and Store them before winter Sweep the Awning after Snow if They Are Not Removable

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How Long Will My Windows Last?

How Long Will My Windows Last?

Your everyday home windows will normally last 15 to 20yrs. The average lifespan of windows is 15 to 20 years. Well-maintained products may last beyond the 20-year mark, but once your windows start coming to the decades old, it's time to think about replacing them.

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IT’s FALL! DON’T FORGET YOUR LAWN!!!!

IT’s FALL! DON’T FORGET YOUR LAWN!!!!

Nope, your work isn't over. The early Fall season is extremely important to create a beautiful, healthy lawn in the Spring. Here are some simple but important steps to take now: * Is your lawn "acid" or "sweet"? Take a pH test and add lime to acid soil or sulfur to an...

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REMINDER!!! ONLY 60 DAYS LEFT  FOR THE 30% SOLAR TAX CREDIT!

REMINDER!!! ONLY 60 DAYS LEFT FOR THE 30% SOLAR TAX CREDIT!

There are only 60 days left to take advantage of the maximum 30% Federal Solar TAX CREDIT for solar Skylight, Sun Tunnels and Shades purchased and installed in 2019. After this year, the tax credit starts dropping to 26% and continues to drop in subsequent years. This...

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A SPECIAL WINDOW OFFER FOR HOMEOWNERS

A SPECIAL WINDOW OFFER FOR HOMEOWNERS

A SPECIAL WINDOW OFFER FOR HOMEOWNERS As mentioned above, the Fall season is a great time to replace your drafty windows and keep your home and family "toasty" warm for the chilling effects of Winter. Here is a special promotion that is extremely affordable and can...

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TRICK or TREAT TIME – HALLOWEEN

TRICK or TREAT TIME – HALLOWEEN

Although the name "Halloween" was first used in the mid 18th century, it's roots go back much earlier than that. Going back about 2000 years or so "Samhain" was a Gaelic celebration marking the beginning of winter. Besides harvesting crops and deciding which animals...

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October News, Views & Ramblings from Ted

October News, Views & Ramblings from Ted

Another season has started as we begin the countdown to the holidays and another new year. October marks the highlight of Fall colors, although that the lack of rain will certainly affect the stunning hues we normally get. The kids are prepping for Halloween with the...

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